Demon Deacons Fall 36-29 Against Syracuse - Game Recap
Wake Forest was unable to contain Antwon Bailey on Thursday and the result was a 36-29 Week 1 loss against the Orange.
Syracuse was a favorite by 6 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 49.5.
Ryan Nassib completed 20 of 28 pass attempts for 178 yards for the Orange in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Josh Harris rushed for 66 yards for Wake Forest, while Brandon Pendergrass added 30 yards. Tanner Price threw for 289 yards for the Demon Deacons, while receivers Chris Givens and Michael Campanaro had 170 and 79 yards respectively.
Wake Forest outgained Syracuse 406-299 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 23-15 by the Demon Deacons.
Syracuse lost the time of possession battle 33:44/26:16, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Syracuse heads into a Week 2 battle against Rhode Island. Wake Forest, meanwhile, will have their next action against North Carolina State.