DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Freshman Cade Carney rushed for three touchdowns, and Wake Forest upset Duke 24-14 on Saturday.
Carney rushed for 108 yards while becoming the program’s first freshman with a three-TD game since Chris Barclay against Purdue in 2002. He scored on runs of 7, 1 and 55 yards – the last of which broke a 14-all tie with about 4 minutes left in the third quarter.
Durham native Kendall Hinton threw for 133 yards and rushed for 63 more, while Mike Weaver made it a 10-point game by kicking a 34-yard field goal with 3:50 to play.
The Demon Deacons (2-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) entered just 4-20 in league games during the last three years but outrushed Duke 239-37.
Wake Forest – which managed just 175 total yards in a 7-3 opening win over Tulane – more than doubled that against Duke, rolling up 389 total yards.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Daniel Jones had a pair of 1-yard scoring runs on zone-read keepers for the Blue Devils (1-1, 0-1). But he was intercepted by Brad Watson deep in Wake Forest territory with 1:54 left, and that all but sealed it.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons not only earned their first win over Duke since 2011, they might have found their quarterback in Hinton. He had split time with John Wolford since the start of last season and came off the bench in this one, but wound up taking every significant snap in the final 2½ quarters and led all four scoring drives. Hinton was 6 of 11 passing and averaged 5.7 yards on his 11 carries.
Duke: An offense that was so efficient last week against an FCS opponent still isn’t anything close to a finished product. This could have been a Duke blowout, but in the first half Duke lost a fumble on a deflected backwards pass near midfield, netted no yards after forcing a fumble at the Wake Forest 35 and missed field goals of 30 and 43 yards. The Blue Devils also fumbled away their opening series of the third quarter, turned it over three times – giving them eight on the season – and never led in the second half.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons will look for its first 3-0 start since 2008 when it plays host to Delaware of the Championship Subdivision.
Duke: Heads to Northwestern for the first of two straight out-of-conference trips to the Midwest, with a visit to Notre Dame the following week.