Morgan Kane ran for 211 yards and scored two touchdowns yesterday afternoon in West Point, N.Y., to lift run-oriented Wake Forest over Army, 34-15, in the season opener for both teams.
Ranked last in rushing offense last season with 65 yards a game, the Demon Deacons gained 320 yards on the ground and 459 overall, scoring their four touchdowns on rushing plays. Kane became the second Wake Forest player to run for over 200 yards in a game. His longest run was a 46-yard touchdown 2 minutes 47 seconds into the fourth quarter that put Wake Forest ahead, 24-15.
"Our guys just executed well," Wake Forest Coach Jim Caldwell said. "When we're coming off the ball and working that well together, good things are going to happen."
The Cadets, who led the nation in rushing a year ago (293.8 yards per game), had 282 rushing yards but scored their lone touchdown on Grady Jett's nine-yard reception with 4:52 left in the third quarter.
Kane had almost 90 yards midway through the second quarter, including a 10-yard touchdown with 11:47 left in the half that put the Demon Deacons ahead, 10-3. That score capped an eight-play drive in which Kane ran for 64 of the 66 yards.
NORTH CAROLINA 42, INDIANA 30: Ronald Curry ran for one touchdown and passed for 241 yards and two more scores to help the Tar Heels beat their Big 10 foe on the road. North Carolina (1-1) scored on three straight possessions in the second half.
The Tar Heels led, 21-16, at halftime and got second-half scores on a 25-yard pass from Curry to Jason Peace, an eight-yard run by Anthony Saunders and an 11-yard pass from Curry to Dauntee Finger.
EAST CAROLINA 27, DUKE 9: In Greenville, N.C., David Garrard threw for 268 yards and two touchdowns and East Carolina held visiting Duke to 32 rushing yards.
Although the Pirates (2-0) kept Duke (0-1) out of the end zone in the first half, East Carolina didn't take command until the second half.
Duke finished with 269 yards, much of that after the outcome was settled.
Garrard, who was 22 of 34, also ran for 41 yards. He threw four yards to Lamont Chappell for a 7-3 lead and hit Rashon Burns for 36 yards for the closing touchdown. Jamie Wilson, who led East Carolina with 77 yards rushing on 16 carries, scored on a six-yard run and Kevin Miller kicked two 38-yard field goals.
Duke's scoring came on first-half field goals by Sims Lenhardt, of 31, 49 and 42 yards. Duke's Spencer Romine threw for 232 yards.
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