WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Tanner Price scored on a 1-yard sneak with 2:09 left to help Wake Forest rally past North Carolina 28-27 on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.
Price threw for a career-high 327 yards for the Demon Deacons (2-0, 1-0), who struggled to generate much offense throughout the second half until the decisive drive. Starting from Wake Forest's 7-yard line, Price calmly directed an 11-play, 93-yard scoring drive that ended when he pushed his way through the right side of the line for the go-ahead score.
Bryn Renner had two final chances to bring back the Tar Heels (1-1, 0-1), but he threw a fourth-down interception with 1:25 left that let the Demon Deacons melt most of the clock. He got the ball back at his own 1 with 17 seconds and no timeouts, but reached only the 40 before his final desperation heave was knocked away.
Tanner Price scored a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter as Wake Forest topped in-state foe North Carolina 28-27 Saturday in Winston-Salem.
Neither team led by more than a touchdown in a game that was delayed more than an hour because of rain.
The Demon Deacons scored all four of their touchdowns on the ground. Price had two of them to go with 327 passing yards.
A.J. Blue led Carolina in rushing with 106 yards and one touchdown.
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