Scores

Final

Clemson 30

(6-5, 4-4 ACC)

Wake Forest 10

(2-9, 1-7 ACC)

2:00 PM ET, November 20, 2010

BB&T FIELD, WINSTON-SALEM, NC

1 2 3 4 T
CLEM 3 10 7 1030
WAKE 0 0 0 1010

Top Performers

Passing: K. Parker (CLEM) - 194 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Harper (CLEM) - 24 CAR, 142 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Brown (CLEM) - 5 REC, 93 YDS, 1 TD

Jamie Harper helps Clemson run through Wake Forest

Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Kyle Parker threw two touchdown passes, Jamie Harper rushed for 142 yards and Clemson beat Wake Forest 30-10 on Saturday.

Harper finished one yard shy of his week-old career high, and ran 63 yards for a late score. Chandler Cantazaro kicked three field goals, while Parker finished 15 of 17 for 194 yards in just over 2 1/2 quarters with TDs covering 40 yards to Jaron Brown and 2 yards to DeAndre Hopkins.

They helped the Tigers (6-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) win their first road game of the season and reach the 6-win mark for the 12th straight year.

The last-place Demon Deacons (2-9, 1-7) were outgained 413-205 in losing their ninth straight, the second-longest active losing streak in the Bowl Subdivision.

Jimmy Newman's 45-yard field goal with 8 1/2 minutes left and Josh Harris' 1-yard scoring run with 6:02 to play helped Wake Forest avoid its second shutout of the season and first at home since 1994.

Da'Quan Bowers, the nation's leader in sacks, set a school record by bringing down freshman quarterback Tanner Price late in the first quarter. That gave him a sack in a Clemson-record ninth straight game, and he finished with two sacks.

He led a defense that didn't allow Wake Forest to cross the Clemson 35 until there were 10 minutes left to play and the Demon Deacons trailed 23-0.

Parker had his first multi-touchdown game since he threw for two scores in each of the first three games. His second TD came on the Tigers' opening drive of the second half, a deliberate 11-play march that chewed up nearly 6 minutes. Parker's strike to a wide-open Hopkins stretched Clemson's lead to 20-0 with 4:35 left in the third. Promising redshirt freshman Tajh Boyd then took over on Clemson's next series and finished the game.

Harper, once again the Tigers' featured back while starter Andre Ellington missed a third straight game with a toe injury, took his final carry for a long touchdown but came up one yard shy of the personal-best 143 he gained in last week's final-seconds loss at Florida State.

With representatives from the Charlotte-based Meineke Bowl scouting the Tigers, neither team made it into the end zone until the final minute of the first half. Parker lofted a pass to the right corner for Brown, who outjumped cornerback Josh Bush for the ball. That made it 13-0 with 46.4 seconds left before the break, and capped an efficient 30 minutes in which Parker was 12 of 14 for 174 yards.

Cantazaro kicked field goals of 43 and 22 yards in the first half, then added a 32-yarder in the fourth quarter.

But early on, the dominant force clearly was Clemson's defense -- one of the ACC's stingiest, allowing an average of 17 points. Wake Forest had just 49 total yards in the first half and ran only two offensive plays in Clemson territory before the break.

Price finished 17 of 30 for 151 while Newman converted his 10th straight field goal, one shy of Sam Swank's 2-year-old school record.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CLEM
WAKE
1st Downs2012
Total Yards413205
Passing231151
Rushing18254
Penalties4-355-50
3rd Down Conversions9-167-17
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers20
Possession33:0126:59

Passing Leaders

ClemsonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Parker15/1719411.420
Wake ForestC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Price17/301515.000

Rushing Leaders

ClemsonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harper241425.9163
McDowell8263.3015
Wake ForestCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris9384.219
Adams781.106

Receiving Leaders

ClemsonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown59318.6140
Harper33913.0017
Wake ForestRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams44812.0022
Ford23618.0034

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCLEMWAKE
FG10:44Chandler Catanzaro 43 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERCLEMWAKE
FG08:06Chandler Catanzaro 22 Yd 60
TD00:46Jaron Brown 40 Yd Pass From Kyle Parker (Chandler Catanzaro Kick) 130
THIRD QUARTERCLEMWAKE
TD04:35DeAndre Hopkins 2 Yd Pass From Kyle Parker (Chandler Catanzaro Kick) 200
FOURTH QUARTERCLEMWAKE
FG13:52Chandler Catanzaro 32 Yd 230
FG08:38Jimmy Newman 45 Yd 233
TD08:19Jamie Harper 63 Yd Run (Chandler Catanzaro Kick) 303
TD06:02Josh Harris 1 Yd Run (Jimmy Newman Kick) 3010