It wasn't pretty but Wake Forest will take it. And with their 12-7 win over Clemson on Thursday night, the Demon Deacons take control of the Atlantic Division race.
D.J. Boldin's 7-yard touchdown catch capped Wake's winning drive, which Boldin sustained with a 28-yard play on third-and-24.
Wake dominated the first three quarters but found itself trailing 7-3 at the start of the fourth quarter.
Two missed field goals by Wake's backup kicker gave Clemson life. The Tigers even took the lead, 7-3, on Jacoby Ford's 10-yard touchdown catch. But Shane Popham's second field goal, a 32-yarder cut the lead to 7-6. Then Boldin saved the day.
Wake's 2-0 in the ACC with wins over Clemson and Florida State despite only scoring one touchdown.
Wake Forest's Josh Adams, center, finds some running room as Clemson's DeAndre McDaniel (2) and Brandon Maye (20) look for the tackle.
(AP Photo by Gerry Broome)