WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Riley Skinner threw for 218 yards and
a touchdown, and Wake Forest remained unbeaten with a 34-14 rout of
Division I-AA Liberty on Saturday.
Several Demon Deacons had career days. Sam Swank matched a
personal best with a 52-yard field goal, Harris had his first
two-TD game and Morton had 127 yards receiving and tied a career
high with six catches.
Now, Wake Forest -- the only remaining unbeaten in the ACC's
Atlantic Division and one of the most unlikely after they were a
preseason pick to finish last in the division -- will bring its
first five-game winning streak since 1992 into next week's home
game against nationally ranked Clemson.
Liberty (3-2) entered with the nation's top scoring defense in
I-AA, allowing 4.25 points per game.
But the Flames were no match for the Demon Deacons, who scored
on five of their six possessions in the first half, led 27-7 at
halftime with 305 total yards and finished with 438 yards of total
Swank added a 37-yard field goal in the second quarter.
The Flames are coached by former Wake Forest captain Danny
Rocco, who played defensive back for the Demon Deacons in the
No conference approached the SEC's recruiting haul in the secondary, which is loaded with four-star prospects, many of whom will play immediately.
After losing their elite QB and his top targets, the Golden Bears' offense will need time to adjust.
It should come as no surprise that Clemson led the ACC with eight players invited to the NFL combine later this month in Indianapolis.
Ohio State will send a contingent of 14 to Indianapolis, double the total of any other Big Ten team.
South Florida coach Willie Taggart will add former NFL quarterback Shaun King to his coaching staff, according to a source, as co-offensive coordinator Danny Hope resigned.
Myles Gaskin and the Huskies offense took off at the end of 2015, and with most of the starting O-line back, the good times should continue for Gaskin.