Friday, September 3, 2010

Deacons And Canes Win Openers Easily

Not that anyone wagers on college football, but if you happen to live in New Jersey or Las Vegas where you could legally wager on the outcome of a sporting endeavor, would you bet a 40+ point spread?


If you did last night, you broke even at best. Wake Forest was favored by 44.5 points and they failed to cover knocking over Presbyterian 53-13. Miami, a 40 point favorite, got it done with a 45-0 victory over Florida A&M. 
Jacory Harris completed 12 of 15 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns before sitting out the second half, and the 13th-ranked Hurricanes got their first shutout since 2006 by beating overmatched Florida A&M to open the season Thursday night.

Leonard Hankerson caught the first two of Harris' TD passes and finished with 115 receiving yards, as the Canes (1-0) ran out to a 35-0 lead in the first 25 minutes and wound up outgaining Florida A&M 405-110.

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Meanwhile, down in Winston-Salem, Ted Stachitas had 160 total yards in his first college start and the Deacons had six rushing touchdowns in a 53-13 rout of Presbyterian.

Stachitas was 7 of 13 for 84 yards passing in two quarters of work and rushed for 76 more, including a 34-yard touchdown run that started Wake’s highest-scoring opener since 1941.

Backup tailback Josh Harris scored twice, Alex Frye returned an interception 44 yards for an early score and receiver Devon Brown took an end-around 85 yards for a fourth-quarter TD - the fourth-longest rush in school history.

Wake Forest gained 509 total yards, rushed for 415 and led 21-0 before allowing the outmanned Blue Hose a first down.

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