As though it were possible, things went from bad to worse for Wake Forest this afternoon. Not only did the Deacons fall to Syracuse 30-7, but they lost their quarterback, true freshman John Wolford, in the process.
Wolford engineered a 13 play, 91-yard touchdown drive--the Deacons' longest of the season--in the first quarter to give the Deacons a 7-0 lead. But Wolford left the game in the second quarter after taking a blindside hit on a pass attempt that would be intercepted and returned for a Syracuse touchdown.
The Wake Forest staff kept Wolford out for the first half with a suspected concussion. The true freshman QB emerged from the locker room in street clothes and would not return. He finished the game 9-of-14 passing, 72 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Wake turned to both Tyler Cameron (6-of-8, 27 yards) and Kevin Sousa (0-of-1) to spell Wolford.
This season, Wolford has thrown for 1,063 yards, 6 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on 115-of-194 passing. John is the younger brother of BC's starting fullback, sophomore Bobby Wolford. Boston College (4-2, 1-1 ACC) travels to Winston-Salem to take on the Demon Deacons (2-5, 0-3 ACC) next Saturday, October 25 at 3:30 p.m.