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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WakeForestSports.com) - Michael Campanaro set the Wake Forest career receptions record and Tanner Price scored an unconventional hat trick with three touchdowns, three different ways, as Wake Forest cruised past Maryland 34-10 in the final ACC meeting between the two teams at BB&T Field.
Campanaro caught the 217th pass of his career in the waning minutes of the game, moving him past Desmond Clark for first place on Wake Forest's all-time chart. Campanaro also moved into fifth place on the Wake Forest receiving yards chart in the game with 2,407 career yards.
The win was Jim Grobe's 77th as head coach of the Demon Deacons, moving him into a tie with legendary coach Peahead Walker as the winningest coach in program history.
Price had a unique night, becoming only the second ACC player since 2000 to record a passing, rushing and receiving touchdown in the same game.
Price ran for a four-yard touchdown in the second quarter and then was on the receiving end of a four-yard reverse pass by Michael Campanaro a few minutes later to give the Deacons (4-3, 2-2 ACC) a 24-3 halftime lead. The senior signal-caller completed the trifecta in the third quarter, throwing to Campanaro for a 10-yard touchdown.
Clemson's C.J. Spiller was the last player to accomplish the feat, doing so against NC State in 2011.
The offensive explosion for the Deacons - it was their most points scored in an ACC game since 2011 - begot a number of record-breaking accomplishments.
In addition to Campanaro's day, Tanner Price went 26-of-36 for 231 yards and a passing touchdown. He became the third Demon Deacon to go over the 8,000-yard passing mark for his career, finishing the day with 8,142 yards - the second-most in program history behind Riley Skinner.
As good as the offense was, the defense also had a strong day, forcing three turnovers that helped swing momentum in Wake Forest's favor.