Sunday, December 30, 2007

ACC BOWLING

MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL
WAKE FOREST 24, Connecticut (Huskies, 20,542 students, Storrs, CN) 10

Behind do-it-all receiver Kenneth Moore and a swarming defense full of big plays, Wake Forest rallied to beat fellow upstart Connecticut 24-10 in the Meineke Car Care Bowl on Saturday.

Often called "Weak Forest" by some or (the preferred by TAH) “Cake Forest” for a long history of ineptitude, Wake Forest (9-4) secured the second-most wins in school history. This year’s tally is behind only last year's improbable 11-3 mark that included an ACC title and an Orange Bowl berth.

"You know 20 wins in two years for little ol' Wake Forest isn't too bad," Grobe said.

The Demon Deacons had to come from behind to do it, reeling off the final 24 points after falling behind 10-0 at halftime against the Huskies, who were playing in only their second bowl game.

Riley Skinner completed 29 of 38 passes for 268 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, and ACC rookie of the year Josh Adams rushed for 81 yards and a score.

(ABOVE) Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner (11) scrambles away from Connecticut's Dan Davis (6) and Cody Brown, back right, during the second half . (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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