Wake Forest beats Syracuse 40-37 in OT
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By MARK FRANK
SYRACUSE, NY (AP) AT Perry caught a 22-yard pass from Sam Hartman in the left corner of the end zone, his third touchdown of the game, and No.19 Wake Forest rallied to defeat Syracuse 40-37 in overtime on Saturday.
A 38-yard field goal by Andre Szmyt gave Syracuse (3-3, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) a 37-34 lead in its first possession in overtime, but the Demon Deacons (6-0, 4-0 ) have scored six goals. later plays to start 6-0 for the first time since 1944.
Sean Tucker scored on a 28-yard pass from Garrett Shrader with 21 seconds left in regulation to cap a 94-yard run and tie the game at 34 after the Demon Deacons took a 34-27 lead three minutes longer. early on a 10 -yard run by Christian Beal-Smith.
Orange held a 21-10 lead with 6:49 left in the second quarter. A one-yard run from Hartman made it 21-17 at halftime.
A 40-yard field goal by Nick Sciba brought the Demon Deacons to one point, and a 69-yard pass from Hartman to Perry, his second of the game, gave Wake a 26-21 lead late in the third quarter. .
Syracuse took a 27-26 lead late in the third quarter on 14 yards from Tucker. Szmyt missed a 45-yard field goal attempt with less than 10 minutes to go, which would have taken the Orange lead to four.
Beal-Smith’s score topped an 11-game record with 3:28 remaining in the game.
Hartman was 19 of 32 for 330 yards and three passing touchdowns in addition to his 1 rushing yard. Perry caught touchdown passes from 46, 69 and 22 yards.
Shrader finished 15 of 27 for 160 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 178 yards. Tucker had 153 rushing yards, his fourth straight game with over 100 yards.