Demon Deacons use comeback, defeat Tigers in Birmingham

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons used a comeback to win their Bowl game on Saturday afternoon. The Demon Deacons defeated the Memphis Tigers, 37-34, in the Jared Birmingham Bowl in Birmingham, Alabama.

With the win, they ended the season with a 7-6 record. Wake Forest is now 3-2 all-time against Memphis.

This was the first meeting between these two schools since 1967.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons wide receiver Alex Bachman scores a touchdown against the Tulane Green Wave
Alex Bachman scores a touchdown against the Tulane Green Wave (Getty Images)

In addition, the Demon Deacons improves to 9-4 in Bowl games all-time. They have now won their last three Bowl games.

Memphis ended their season with an 8-6 record.

The Tigers fell to 5-7 all-time in Bowl games. They have lost their last four Bowl games.

Demon Deacons quarterback Jamie Newman went 22 of 40 for 328 yards. He also had one touchdown and one interception. 

Newman also had 23 carries for 91 yards and three touchdowns. Matt Colbert has 14 carries for 61 yards and Cade Carney had 12 carries for 51 yards. 

Alex Bachman has seven receptions for 171 yards. Scotty Washington has two receptions for 53 yards. Kendall Hinton has three receptions for 38 yards. Sage Surratt had two receptions for 13 yards and a touchdown. 

Tigers quarterback Brady White went 15 of 27 for 171 yards. He also had one touchdown and one interception.

Patrick Taylor Jr. had 30 carries for 110 yards and a touchdown. Tony Pollard had 17 carries for 109 yards and a touchdown.

Damonte Coxie had six receptions for 70 yards. Joey Magnifico had two receptions for 49 yards. Sam Craft had a 25-yard reception and Taylor Jr. had a one-yard touchdown reception.

Riley Patterson had an opportunity to tie the game following a penalty against the Tigers. On the final play of the game, he missed a 43-field goal as the time expired.

Wake Forest had 13 points in the second half. Newman scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Nick Sciba also made two field goals.

Memphis had six points in the second half. Taylor Jr. scored on a nine-yard rushing touchdown. Following this touchdown, the two-point pass conversion failed.

The Tigers led 28-24 at halftime. Pollard scored on a 41-yard rushing touchdown. White hit Taylor Jr. for a one-yard touchdown reception.

Chris Claybrooks scored on a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown. Pollard scored on a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Demon Deacons’ Newman hit Surratt for a nine-yard touchdown reception. Newman also scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Newman scored on a 17-yard rushing touchdown. Sciba also made a 36-yard field goal.

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