Syracuse Football Loses to Wake Forest in a Shootout

Nov 11, 2017

The Syracuse Orange lost to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in a high scoring game by a score of 64-43.

Wake Forest kicked off the scoring with 10:30 to go in the first quarter after a three-yard rush touchdown by QB John Wolford.

The Orange responded on their next offensive series, converting on 4th and 2. Dontae Strickland rushed for a 43-yard touchdown and Cole Murphy’s kick was good, tying the game 7-7.

The Demon Deacons struck again late in the first quarter, making the score 20-14 after a 31 yard pass from Wolford to Cam Serigne.

The Orange struck first early in the second quarter on a one yard rushing touchdown by Chris Elmore. Minutes later they took their first lead of the game on a 30-yard pass from QB Zack Mahoney to Steve Ishmael that put the Orange up 27-21.

Ravian Pierce caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Mahoney making the score 37-21 Orange. Murphy’s kick made it 38-21.

The Demon Deacons chipped at the Orange lead in the second half with a made field goal, which got them to within 11.

Cole Murphy responded with a made field goal, making the score 41-27. This was Murphy’s 58th made field goal of his Syracuse career, the most all-time.

John Wolford ran the ball nine yards into the end zone for a Wake Forest touchdown. Weaver’s extra point was good, which made the score 34-41 Syracuse. Wake Forest cut the lead to one after a 19-yard touchdown pass from Wolford to Serigne.

Scoop Bradshaw, who returned the blocked kick for 2.
Credit Cuse.com

Kayton Samuels blocked the kick for the Orange and Scoop Bradshaw returned it to the end zone, extending Syracuse’s lead to 43-40.

Wake Forest retook the lead and extended it, making the score 54-43 after a six yard passing touchdown from Wolford to Serigne.

The Demon Deacons added on to their lead after a 76-yard rushing touchdown by Matt Colburn II, putting Wake Forest up 64-43.

Syracuse will play their next game at Louisville Saturday, November 18th at 3:30 p.m.