Scores

Final

Wake Forest 41

(3-2, 2-1 ACC)

Duke 36

(1-5, 0-3 ACC)

1:00 PM ET, October 6, 2007

Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC

1 2 3 4 T
WAKE 7 17 10 741
DUKE 9 0 14 1336

Top Performers

Passing: T. Lewis (DUKE) - 291 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: K. Moore (WAKE) - 4 CAR, 84 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: E. Riley (DUKE) - 8 REC, 143 YDS, 2 TD

Wake Forest 41, Duke 36

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Receiver Kenneth Moore rushed for two touchdowns and Wake Forest withstood Thaddeus Lewis' four-TD performance and beat Duke 41-36 on Saturday.

Moore caught 11 passes for 100 yards and rushed four times for 84 yards, with scoring runs covering 21 and 53 yards for the Demon Deacons (3-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Wake Forest led by 25 and seemed in control after Alphonso Smith returned a third-quarter interception 30 yards for a touchdown, but the Blue Devils rallied. Justin Boyle ran 3 yards for a touchdown and Lewis had TD passes of 2 yards to Eron Riley and 31 yards to Jomar Wright to pull Duke within 34-29 with about 12 minutes left.

Duke's last good chance to take the lead came with 2:51 remaining after Leon Wright returned a punt 26 yards to the Wake Forest 47. Lewis threw four straight incompletions, and Moore took Wake Forest's next snap 53 yards through the right side to push the lead to 41-29 with 2:24 to play.

Lewis threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Austin Kelly with 1:05 left to pull within five, but Delon Lowe recovered the onside kick and the Demon Deacons ran out the clock.

Lewis finished 21-of-47 for 291 yards with two interceptions. He connected with Riley for two of his four scores, but it wasn't enough to help the Blue Devils (1-5, 0-3) avoid their 20th straight loss in the ACC. Duke lost its third straight since it snapped a 22-game losing streak last month.

Riley Skinner completed 22-of-30 passes for 221 yards with an interception, and De'Angelo Bryant and Micah Andrews added short scoring runs for the Demon Deacons, who once again needed a big play in the final minutes to seal a victory over the pesky Blue Devils.

Last year, Chip Vaughn blocked a field goal in the final seconds to preserve a 14-13 victory, one they cited as a defining moment in their run to the ACC title.

Sam Swank's 46-yard field goal on the first play of the second quarter put Wake Forest ahead to stay.

Smith returned an interception for a score for a second straight game. Two weeks ago, his 100-yard return sparked a rally from a 21-point deficit against Maryland.

Lewis hit Riley with touchdown passes covering 68 and 2 yards. That first scoring toss, on the Blue Devils' second play from scrimmage, accounted for more than half of his team's 112 total yards in the first half.

Duke jumped out to an early 9-0 lead because of a miscue committed by Wake Forest's punt team: backup long-snapper Greg Bechtel's snap to Swank rolled to the 3-yard line and Swank pitched the ball out of the end zone for a safety. After the free kick, the Blue Devils needed only two plays to score again on Lewis' long scoring pass to Riley.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WAKE
DUKE
1st Downs1816
Total Yards336386
Passing221291
Rushing11595
Penalties10-1073-25
3rd Down Conversions8-186-17
4th Down Conversions0-11-4
Turnovers12
Possession34:0026:00

Passing Leaders

Wake ForestC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Skinner22/302217.401
DukeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lewis21/472916.242

Rushing Leaders

Wake ForestCARYDSAVGTDLG
Moore48421.0253
Andrews13423.217
DukeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Boyette8779.6062
Boyle7284.0114

Receiving Leaders

Wake ForestRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moore111009.1019
Tereshinski25628.0031
DukeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Riley814317.9268
Wright68414.0131

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWAKEDUKE
SF12:30Ball Through End Zone 02
TD11:29Eron Riley 68 Yd Pass From Thaddeus Lewis (Nick Maggio Kick) 09
TD08:24De'Angelo Bryant 1 Yd Run (Sam Swank Kick) 79
SECOND QUARTERWAKEDUKE
FG14:55Sam Swank 46 Yd 109
TD05:56Kenneth Moore 21 Yd Run (Sam Swank Kick) 179
TD00:08Micah Andrews 4 Yd Run (Sam Swank Kick) 249
THIRD QUARTERWAKEDUKE
FG11:59Sam Swank 18 Yd 279
TD08:36Alphonso Smith 30 Yd Interception Return (Sam Swank Kick) 349
TD03:24Eron Riley 2 Yd Pass From Thaddeus Lewis (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 3415
TD00:16Justin Boyle 3 Yd Run (Thaddeus Lewis Pass To Clifford Harris For Two-Point Conversion) 3423
FOURTH QUARTERWAKEDUKE
TD11:05Jomar Wright 31 Yd Pass From Thaddeus Lewis (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 3429
TD02:24Kenneth Moore 53 Yd Run (Sam Swank Kick) 4129
TD01:05Austin Kelly 19 Yd Pass From Thaddeus Lewis (Nick Maggio Kick) 4136