Tanner Price leads Demon Deacons past Seminoles

Wake Forest 35, Florida State 30
Wake Forest's Terence Davis scores on 30-yard TD pass in the second quarter during Saturday's victory over Florida State.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Josh Harris kept breaking off long runs, and Tanner Price followed with touchdown passes.


They gave Wake Forest its best start to Atlantic Coast Conference play – and yet another victory over Florida State.

Price threw three scoring passes, Harris rushed for 136 yards and Wake Forest upset the 23rd-ranked Seminoles 35-30 on Saturday.

Price was 21 of 35 for 233 yards with touchdowns covering 22 yards to Chris Givens, 2 yards to Tommy Bohanon and 8 yards to Terence Davis.

That helped the Demon Deacons (4-1, 3-0) win their fourth consecutive game and open league play with three wins for the first time in school history, even if those ACC victories came by a total 20 points.

“We’re a football team that’s good enough to beat you, but we’re not good enough to get away from you,” coach Jim Grobe said.

A 10-point underdog, Wake Forest trailed for only about five minutes of the first half, led the entire second half and rolled up 391 yards against what was thought to be one of the ACC’s toughest defenses.

“We’re not playing as a unit, as a team, as an organization, together, and we’ve got to figure out why it’s not,” Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said.


In Blacksburg, Va.,Logan Thomas ran 19 yards for a touchdown with 56 seconds to play, capping a wild fourth quarter as Virginia Tech beat Miami.

The Hokies (5-1, 1-1) rescued their chances of contending in the Coastal Division with the dramatic rally, and might have killed the hopes of Miami (2-3, 0-2).

They did it less than 2 minutes after Lamar Miller scored on a 30-yard burst for Miami, giving them a 35-31 lead and forcing Thomas and the Hokies to respond.


In Chapel Hill, N.C., tailback Giovani Bernard and receiver Dwight Jones each had touchdowns, as North Carolina overcame a slow start to beat a Louisville team that played without its offensive coordinator.

Louisville coach Charlie Strong said offensive coordinator Mike Sanford, who did not travel with the team, was still with the program, though what his role would be starting next week had not yet been determined. Quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson called plays Saturday.

The Tar Heels (5-1) earned their eighth consecutive victory over a nonconference opponent. Bernard gained 109 yards on 25 carries to become the first Tar Heel to rush for at least 100 yards in four straight games since Ethan Horton did it five consecutive games in 1984.


In Raleigh, N.C., Mike Glennon passed for 244 yards and four touchdowns to lift North Carolina State beat Central Michigan.

James Washington rushed for 109 yards and a score for the Wolfpack (3-3), who picked up their first win against a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent this season.

N.C. State, which trailed 17-14 midway through the second quarter, scored 24 consecutive points to seize control.


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