Clemson Comes Up Short To Wake Forest

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Thursday Oct. 9, 2008
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Riley Skinner threw a 7-yard
touchdown pass to D.J. Boldin with 5:28 left to help No. 21 Wake
Forest beat Clemson 12-7 on Thursday night.

Skinner was 22-of-34 for 186 yards and led the decisive 15-play,
78-yard drive in the fourth quarter for the Demon Deacons (4-1, 2-0
Atlantic Coast Conference). Wake Forest outgained Clemson 342-198
to snap a two-game losing streak in the series and remain the only
Atlantic Division team with a perfect conference record .

Shane Popham -- starting in place of injured kicker Sam Swank --
had field goals of 22 and 32 yards for Wake Forest, and a dominant
defense held the Tigers' vaunted ground game to 21 yards rushing on
23 carries.

Cullen Harper was 15-of-35 for 177 yards with an interception
for Clemson (3-3, 1-2) in the Tigers' second straight loss. His
10-yard touchdown pass to Jacoby Ford with 7 seconds left in the
third quarter put Clemson up 7-3.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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