Maryland Falls To Wake Forest, 31-24, In Overtime
Sept. 22, 2007
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Josh Adams scored on a 6-yard run on the first possession of overtime to help Wake Forest cap a comeback and beat Maryland 31-24 on Saturday.
Alphonso Smith had a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown late in the third quarter to jumpstart the Demon Deacons (2-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Riley Skinner - playing in his first game since separating his shoulder in the season opener - had a 1-yard TD sneak after Smith's return midway through the fourth, then found John Tereshinski with a 6-yard scoring pass to tie it with 3 seconds left in regulation.
Then, after Adams' score in overtime, the Terps were unable answer with a touchdown.
Ball added 56 yards on 14 carries and junior quarterback Jordan Steffy completed 11 of 20 passes for 115 yards. He completed passes to eight different receivers
Steffy's third-down pass for Ball at the goal line with Maryland leading 24-3 helped spark the comeback. Smith jumped in front of the route and raced the length of the field for the score.
Skinner completed 22 of 35 passes for 219 yards with three interceptions, but the redshirt sophomore came up huge down the stretch in directing the decisive scoring drives. Adams finished with 91 yards rushing.
Erin Henderson led the defensive effort Maryland with a game-high tying 12 tackles. He also forced and recovered a fumble, and picked off a pass which led to Jackson's TD run, giving the Terps a 17-3 lead.