Wake Forest's Weaver Kicks Game-Winner as Time Expires

 

 

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP & WakeForestSports.com) -- Mike Weaver split the uprights on a 47-yard field goal as time expired, pushing Wake Forest past Army West Point, 17-14, at Michie Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The game was a back-and-forth affair, in which the Demon Deacons (2-1) overcame three turnovers and an early injury to starting quarterback John Wolford to take down the Black Knights (0-3).

Kendall Hinton came on in relief and executed when he needed to, rushing for his first two career touchdowns. He became the first 100-yard rusher for Wake Forest since 2012, and the first quarterback to do so since Cory Randolph in 2004.

He orchestrated a 12-play, 64-yard drive in the final two-and-a-half minutes, rushing for 15 yards and passing for 25 more, and Isaiah Robinson added a career-best 22-yard rush on the drive to get the Deacs into field-goal range.

Army West Point converted two interceptions into touchdowns. After an interception off Wolford, Ahmad Bradshaw scored on a four-yard touchdown run for the first points of the game.

Hinton scored on touchdown runs of 15 and seven yards in the third and fourth quarter to put the Deacs ahead 14-7. Then, Brandon Jackson picked off his first pass of the day and returned it inside the Wake Forest 10-yard-line. Christian Drake scored on the very next play with a nine-yard run to even the score at 14-14 with 7:25 left in the game.

Jackson picked off his second pass on the very next drive, but a Wendell Dunn tackle in the backfield stifled Army West Point's next drive and forced a punt, leading to Wake Forest's scoring drive.

Hinton passed for 159 yards and rushed for 101. Cortez Lewis made six catches for 52 yards, Cam Serigne caught five passes for 50 yards, and KJ Brent hauled in four catches for 72 yards.

Defensively, Brandon Chubb posted his seventh-career double-digit tackle game, totaling a game-high 13. Wake Forest totaled nine tackles for loss, led by Hunter Williams who had two, including a sack.

The win was Wake Forest's first on the road since traveling to Army in 2013. Also, the last time Wake Forest won after losing a starting quarterback to injury was in 2006, when Riley Skinner entered the game after an injury.

Wake Forest has now won nine straight games against the Black Knights.