Duke vs Wake Forest Wrap - Wake Forest Wins 54-48
The Blue Devils were burned by Chris Givens for 159 receiving yards on Saturday as the Demon Deacons picked up a 54-48 win at BB&T Field.
Wake Forest won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 53.5.
Tanner Price completed 12 of 19 pass attempts for 190 yards for the Demon Deacons in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Blue Devils defense.
Desmond Scott rushed for 122 yards for Duke, while Brandon Connette added 15 yards. Sean Renfree threw for 358 yards for the Blue Devils, while receivers Conner Vernon and Austin Kelly had 181 and 73 yards respectively.
Wake Forest outgained Duke 500-487 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 24-22 by the Demon Deacons.
Duke lost the time of possession battle 31:44/28:16, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Wake Forest heads into a Week 3 battle against Stanford. Duke, meanwhile, will have their next action against Alabama.