Scores

Final

Boston College 23

(4-5, 2-4 ACC)

Wake Forest 13

(2-7, 1-5 ACC)

3:30 PM ET, November 6, 2010

BB&T Field, Winston-salem, NC

1 2 3 4 T
BC 7 7 6 323
WAKE 3 3 0 713

Top Performers

Passing: M. Williams (WAKE) - 41 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: M. Harris (TEM) - 36 CAR, 183 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: C. Givens (WAKE) - 5 REC, 96 YDS, 1 TD

Montel Harris carries BC to win against Wake Forest

Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Montel Harris rushed for 183 yards and three touchdowns, and Boston College beat Wake Forest 23-13 on Saturday to give the Demon Deacons sole possession of last place in their division.

Harris, the ACC's leading rusher, scored on 26-, 3- and 1-yard runs and surpassed former North Carolina star Amos Lawrence as the conference's most prolific rusher through his junior season. Harris has rushed for 3,377 yards in three seasons; Lawrence had 3,273.

Chase Rettig was 12 of 16 for 133 yards for the Eagles (4-5, 2-4), who held Wake Forest (2-7, 1-5) to 69 yards rushing and intercepted freshman Tanner Price four times.

Price finished 18 of 30 for 177 yards while receiver Marshall Williams threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Chris Givens midway through the fourth quarter.

The Demon Deacons lost their seventh straight to slide into the Atlantic Division cellar all by themselves and guaranteed that they won't qualify for a bowl game for the second straight year.

BC, meanwhile, remains in the mix for one of the ACC's bowl slots. The Eagles wrap up the season by facing the two worst teams in the Coastal Division -- Duke and Virginia -- before finishing against surprising Syracuse.

Harris put the Eagles up 7-0 roughly 30 seconds into the game, when he ran 26 yards up the middle for a touchdown on their second play from scrimmage. He later scored from 3 yards out early in the second quarter, then powered in from 1 yard early in the third. Nate Freese kicked a 25-yard field goal with 3:35 left to close the scoring.

Jimmy Newman kicked field goals covering 37 and 39 yards for Wake Forest.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BC
WAKE
1st Downs1415
Total Yards298287
Passing133218
Rushing16569
Penalties7-636-51
3rd Down Conversions3-126-15
4th Down Conversions1-10-2
Turnovers25
Possession31:4128:19

Passing Leaders

Boston CollegeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rettig12/161338.302
Wake ForestC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Price18/301775.904

Rushing Leaders

Boston CollegeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris361835.1337
McCluskey199.009
Wake ForestCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris19673.5018
Adams5193.806

Receiving Leaders

Boston CollegeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Coleman35919.7030
Amidon13838.0038
Wake ForestRECYDSAVGTDLG
Givens59619.2141
Brown67612.7026

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBCWAKE
TD14:28Montel Harris 26 Yd Run (Nate Freese Kick) 70
FG00:28Jimmy Newman 37 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERBCWAKE
TD11:37Montel Harris 3 Yd Run (Nate Freese Kick) 143
FG02:26Jimmy Newman 39 Yd 146
THIRD QUARTERBCWAKE
TD12:04Montel Harris 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 206
FOURTH QUARTERBCWAKE
TD09:20Chris Givens 41 Yd Pass From Marshall Williams (Jimmy Newman Kick) 2013
FG03:53Nate Freese 25 Yd 2313