Hokies lose to Demon Deacons 23-16

Wake Forest sophomore running back Kenneth Walker III (9) runs the ball through an attempted tackle on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 at Truist Field in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Winston-Salem Journal/Andrew Dye) 102520-wsj-spt-wakefootball (Andrew Dye, Journal, Andrew Dye)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Virginia Tech Hokies lost to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons by a score of 23-16.

Wake Forest led with 10 unanswered points in the first quarter. The Deacons quarterback Sam Hartman completed a 9-yard rushing touchdown, while kicker Nick Sciba completed a 41-yard field goal.

The Hokies answered back with a field goal in the second quarter as kicker Brian Johnson successfully made a 28-yard field goal to cut the deficit.

Virginia Tech quarterback Hendon Hooker completed 17 of 33 passes for 223 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. In the second quarter, Hooker completed a 39-yard touchdown pass to tight end James Mitchell, making the score a deadlock at 10-10.

Late in the second quarter, Wake Forest ended the tie by scoring a 6-yard rushing touchdown by running back Kenneth Walker III.

In the third quarter, the Deacs kept themselves in the lead as kicker Nick Sciba completed a 46-yard field goal.

Virginia Tech brought their score up as kicker Brian Johnson successfully completed a 31-yard field goal and then a 54-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, but the team still trailed Wake Forest.

The Hokies are looking to bounce back from this loss as they travel to Louisville to face the Cardinals next Sunday, Oct. 31 with kickoff at 4 p.m.

About the Author:

Nicole Del Rosario joined WSLS 10 in August 2020.