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Wake Forest 26, Syracuse 14: End Of 3rd Quarter

SYRACUSE --Wide receiver Chris Givens' second touchdown of the day has helped give the Wake Forest Demon Deacons a 26-14 lead over the Syracuse Orange entering the final quarter of a non-conference game at the Carrier Dome. Givens' 22-yard TD reception capped off a 11-play, 76-yard scoring drive that immediate answered an Orange TD, which cut the margin to 20-14.

SU's second-TD drive was aided by a few of Wake Forest penalties. The first, came on a third-and-five that featured Wake Forest defensive back Daniel Mack arriving too early on a would-be, first-down catch. Then, on a third-and-six from the Deacons' 11-yard line, SU quarterback Ryan Nassib was roughed on a throwing attempt, which ended up being tipped in the air and caught for a would-be interception by a Wake Forest defensive back. However, the major penalty allowed for the drive to continue and two plays later Antwon Bailey scored from one yard out.

(For first and second quarter recaps, click on the links.)

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