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Walker runs for 123 yards, 3TDs; Wake Forest beats Virginia

Wake Forest junior running back Christian Beal-Smith (26) celebrates with sophomore running back Kenneth Walker III (9) after Walker scored a touchdown on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at Truist Field in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Winston-Salem Journal/Andrew Dye) 101820-wsj-spt-wakefootball
Wake Forest junior running back Christian Beal-Smith (26) celebrates with sophomore running back Kenneth Walker III (9) after Walker scored a touchdown on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at Truist Field in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Winston-Salem Journal/Andrew Dye) 101820-wsj-spt-wakefootball (Andrew Dye)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Kenneth Walker III had 123 yards rushing and three touchdowns, including the go-ahead 75-yard scoring, run, and Wake Forest beat Virginia 40-23. Walker took a handoff, bounced left, broke free from a Virginia tackler and raced down the left sideline to make it 30-23 early in the fourth quarter. Virginia’s Perris Jones muffed the ensuing kickoff while attempting to make a fair catch, setting up Walker for a 4-yard TD run that put the Demon Deacons (2-2, 1-2 ACC) in control for good. With starter Brennan Armstrong sidelined due to concussion protocol, Virginia used a combination of backups Lindell Stone, Iraken Armstead and Keytoan Thompson, often rotating Stone and Armstead in the same series.

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