Wake Forest Outlasts Virginia Tech 6-3 in Double Overtime

 

 

By Nick Sebesta, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeFB)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WakeForestSports.com) - Mike Weaver kicked a 39-yard field goal in double overtime as Wake Forest defeated Virginia Tech 6-3 on Saturday at BB&T Field.

Wake Forest (3-8, 1-6 ACC) and Virginia Tech (5-6, 2-5 ACC) were scoreless after four quarters before each team traded field goals in the first overtime. The Hokies missed a 53-yard field goal in the second overtime, setting up Weaver's game-winner.

The Deacons held Virginia Tech to three points, the least amount scored by an opponent since 2008. Wake Forest snaps a five-game losing streak against Virginia Tech, beating them for the first time since 1983, and the first time at home since 1970.

John Wolford completed 18 passes for 160 yards. Cam Serigne and Matt James each had six catches while E.J. Scott had five. Serigne had 74 yards receiving to lead all players.

Marquel Lee had 12 tackles including seven solo stops and 2.5 sacks for 24 yards with a forced fumble. Ryan Janvion had nine tackles and a fumble recovery while Merrill Noel had one interception. Hunter Williams also had a fumble recovery.

After a scoreless first quarter, Wake Forest drove into Hokie territory following back-to-back catches from James. On a 42-yard field goal attempt, Mike Weaver kicked it short and the Hokies took over on downs.

On the following drive, Marquel Lee forced a fumble which was recovered by Ryan Janvion at the Wake Forest 32-yard line. Virginia Tech forced a three-and-out on the resulting possession. The Hokies began a drive late in the second quarter but the Wake Forest defense forced a punt heading into overtime as Brandon Chubb sacked quarterback Michael Brewer on a key down. The teams went into halftime locked up at 0-0.

Heading into the fourth quarter tied at 0-0, Wake Forest recovered a fumble and picked off Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Brewer. Noel stepped in front of the pass with 6:50 left in the game but the Hokies stopped the Deacs on the ensuing possession.

With time expiring in the fourth, Weaver missed a 37-yard field goal as the teams headed to overtime.

Weaver converted a 39-yard field goal as the Deacs started the first overtime on offense. After Wake Forest stopped the Hokies on third down, Virginia Tech kicked a 28-yard field goal to tie it up, sending the game to a second overtime.

The Hokies began on offense but Brewer was sacked on third down by Marquel Lee and Desmond Floyd, taking Virginia Tech back to the 35-yard line. Kicker Joey Slye missed a 53-yard field goal, giving the Deacons a chance to win.

After three plays, Weaver kicked a 39-yard field goal to lift the Deacons to a 6-3 victory.