Wake Forest continued its onslaught on its offensive record book in a 46-10 victory against Utah State on Saturday at BB&T Field, reaching 3-0 for the second straight season — the first time that’s happened since 1946-47.
The Deacons amassed 588 yards of offense, the fifth-best total in program history. They had 542 by the end of the third quarter, when the score was 46-10.
There was barely a moment when Wake Forest didn’t have momentum against the Aggies (1-2), scoring two touchdowns in the first 3½ minutes and jumping out to a 29-0 halftime lead. Utah State had 77 yards of offense in the first half.
Safety Cameron Glenn cut underneath a route to the sideline and grabbed an interception on the fifth play of the game, returning it 44 yards for a touchdown. That, however, was called back for an illegal hit on quarterback Kent Myers.
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The Deacons didn’t have to wait long to put those points back on the board, with John Wolford hitting Greg Dortch in stride on a slant for a 43-yard touchdown on Wake Forest’s first offensive snap. Less than two minutes later, Wolford hit senior tight end Cam Serigne down the seam for a 45-yard touchdown.
Redshirt freshman running back Arkeem Byrd struck for a 59-yard touchdown run on a third-and-1 with about five minutes left in the first half. A couple of Mike Weaver field goals from 31 and 30 yards, plus a safety when Grant Dawson and Carlos Basham, Jr. combined to stuff a running play, accounted for the rest of the scoring in a dominant first half.
Wake Forest’s first score of the second half came after Jessie Bates III returned a pooch punt 75 yards, setting up Matt Colburn’s 1-yard touchdown run. The Deacons’ shutout evaporated on the next possession, but Wake Forest responded with a four-play, 92-yard drive that ended with Wolford’s 18-yard touchdown run — his last play of the game.
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