Scores

Final

Duke 34

(4-1, 1-0 ACC)

Wake Forest 27

(3-2, 1-2 ACC)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:30 PM ET, September 29, 2012

BB&T FIELD, WINSTON-SALEM, NC

1 2 3 4 T
DUKE 10 3 7 1434
WAKE 7 3 10 727

Top Performers

Passing: T. Price (WAKE) - 230 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: D. Martin (WAKE) - 11 CAR, 63 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Scott (DUKE) - 11 REC, 134 YDS

Boone's late TD helps Duke beat Wake for first time since 1999

Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Backup quarterback Anthony Boone scored on a 4-yard touchdown run with 11:35 left, and Duke beat Wake Forest 34-27 on Saturday for its first win in the series since 1999.

Sean Renfree was 22 of 28 for 204 yards before leaving with an apparent right elbow injury. Brandon Connette finished with touchdown runs of 2 and 4 yards for the Blue Devils (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Tanner Price finished 19 of 38 for 230 yards with two touchdowns for the Demon Deacons (3-2, 1-2), but his fumble inside the Wake Forest 10 set up Duke's winning drive. Two plays after Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo forced the fumble, Boone took a bootleg in for the go-ahead touchdown.

Wake Forest netted 11 total yards on its next two possessions before C.J. France intercepted Price, and Jela Duncan stretched it to 34-20 with a 17-yard touchdown run with 2:50 left.

Price hit Tommy Bohanon with a 4-yard touchdown pass with 42 seconds left to pull the Demon Deacons within seven points, but Conner Vernon sealed the win by recovering the ensuing onside kick.

Desmond Scott finished with 11 catches for 134 yards for the Blue Devils, who snapped an 12-game losing streak in the series. They also are off to their best start since the 1994 team started 7-0 -- also the last time they appeared in a bowl game, the longest drought in major college football.

Bohanon also caught a 34-yard touchdown pass and DeAndre Martin had a 4-yard TD run for the Demon Deacons, who trailed 20-10 in the third quarter before rallying. Price started the comeback with his long scoring pass to Bohanon. Chibuikem Okoro forced a fumble inside the Duke 10 -- and knocked Renfree out of the game -- on a cornerback blitz on the next possession.

Jimmy Newman tied it at 20 with 17 seconds left in the quarter with a 28-yard field goal for the Demon Deacons, who lost star receiver Michael Campanaro -- who entered with an ACC-best 36 receptions -- to a broken right hand in the second quarter.

Conner Vernon tied an ACC record with his 232nd career reception with about 3 minutes left for Duke.

Connette, the Blue Devils' do-everything player, gave Duke its only double-figure lead by powering in from 4 yards out to make it 20-10 after its opening drive of the second half. He also scored his team's only touchdown of the first half when he took a keeper out of the Wildcat formation 2 yards for a score with 6 seconds left in the first quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DUKE
WAKE
1st Downs2217
Total Yards381397
Passing258230
Rushing123167
Penalties7-602-19
3rd Down Conversions10-177-17
4th Down Conversions0-02-2
Turnovers14
Possession33:0826:52

Passing Leaders

DukeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Renfree22/282047.301
Wake ForestC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Price19/382306.122

Rushing Leaders

DukeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Duncan11565.1117
Snead6325.3010
Wake ForestCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris17844.9027
Martin11635.7122

Receiving Leaders

DukeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Scott1113412.2035
Vernon56212.4047
Wake ForestRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis610016.7044
Bohanon34113.7234

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDUKEWAKE
FG10:28Ross Martin 35 Yd 30
TD05:16Deandre Martin 4 Yd Run (Jimmy Newman Kick) 37
TD00:06Brandon Connette 2 Yd Run (Ross Martin Kick) 107
SECOND QUARTERDUKEWAKE
FG10:20Ross Martin 22 Yd 137
FG06:49Jimmy Newman 45 Yd 1310
THIRD QUARTERDUKEWAKE
TD09:12Brandon Connette 4 Yd Run (Ross Martin Kick) 2010
TD02:26Tommy Bohanon 34 Yd Pass From Tanner Price (Jimmy Newman Kick) 2017
FG00:17Jimmy Newman 28 Yd 2020
FOURTH QUARTERDUKEWAKE
TD11:35Anthony Boone 4 Yd Run (Ross Martin Kick) 2720
TD02:50Jela Duncan 17 Yd Run (Ross Martin Kick) 3420
TD00:42Tommy Bohanon 4 Yd Pass From Tanner Price (Jimmy Newman Kick) 3427