Wake Forest Escapes Duke Embarrassment It started out so well. The Demon Deacons kicked off, forced a 3 and out, took the ball and drove with ease for a 7-0 lead. The first Duke play from scrimmage was intercepted, setting Wake Forest up with a short field, and it was quickly 14-0. Would the starters even make it to halftime today? Then it all went to hell. Duke answered with 4 straight big plays, cutting the lead to 14-7. Suddenly, the Deacon's offensive line couldn't pick up a blitz, and the Dukies knew it, sending 5, 6, sometimes 8 after QB Tanner Price. Wide open receivers were being missed because of pressure, and when Price hit one in stride, it would be dropped for no apparent reason. And out of nowhere, the defense started being gashed by Duke's hurry up offense. It's only the 2nd quarter. It wouldn't be long before the Blue Devils tied it up early in the 2nd, and the half would end 14-14. The 3rd quarter was a field position war, with Wake managing to grind its way to the Duke side of the field, only to stall and be forced to punt. The star of the game may have been punter Alex Kinal, who punted 7 times in the game, 3 of them ending up inside the 10 yard line, including a 62 yard bomb that rolled out of bounds at the 6. It wasn't until the final minute of the 3rd quarter that Duke finally broke, allowing Josh "Don't Call Me Jake" Harris to slip past the blitzing linebackers and out ran the secondary for a 62 yard touchdown. This seemed to spark the defense back to life, and the Deacons would intercept Duke QB Sean Renfree twice in the final quarter to help seal the win. Another big run, this time from backup Orville Reynolds, would set up a 2 yard game clinching TD. Tanner Price; 12 of 25, 141 yards, 1 TD, sacked 5 times Josh Harris; 15 carries, 117 yards, 2 TDs (injured in the 3rd quarter) Orville Reynolds; 10 carries, 101 yards 7 different receivers combined for 12 catches.