Hinton to return to Wake Forest for final season, to play WR
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest says Kendall Hinton will return for his final season and is expected to play only at wide receiver.
Coach Dave Clawson on Thursday announced that Hinton would be back for his redshirt senior season.
Hinton played both receiver and quarterback last season, catching six passes for 61 yards. He also rushed for two scores in 2018.
Newman leads Wake Forest past Memphis 37-34 in bowl comeback
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jamie Newman's season started on a sour note and finished on a sweet one.
Newman ran for a 1-yard touchdown with 34 seconds left to cap a big performance and Wake Forest's comeback in a 37-34 victory over Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl on Saturday. The quarterback who lost the competition for the starting job in fall camp, then replaced an injured Sam Hartman, delivered big play after big play in a storybook ending to the season.
Memphis faces Wake Forest in Birmingham Bowl without star RB
Birmingham Bowl: Wake Forest (6-6) vs. Memphis (8-5), Saturday, noon EST (ESPN)
Line: Memphis by 3 1/2.
Series Record: Tied 2-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Memphis's short-handed running game against Wake Forest's defense. The Tigers rank second nationally in rushing offense, but will be without unanimous All-American RB Darrell Henderson. Wake Forest is 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference in run defense, allowing 191.3 yards per game and 29 touchdowns on the ground.
Wake Forest bowl eligible with 59-7 win over Duke
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Cade Carney rushed for a career-high 223 yards and Wake Forest closed out its regular season with a 59-7 win over Duke on Saturday.
Wake Forest (6-6, 3-5 ACC) secured bowl eligibility for the third time in coach Dave Clawson's five seasons at the school.
Newman helps Wake upset No. 22 NC State, 27-23
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Everything seemed aligned against Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons had a quarterback making his first start, an injury-depleted defense facing an offense peppered with future NFL players, and trailed by 10 points in the fourth quarter in a stadium where they almost never win,
Yet No. 22 North Carolina State couldn't seal the victory, so Wake Forest snatched it away.
Wake Forest tabs Newman to replace injured Hartman at QB
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest will start redshirt sophomore Jamie Newman at quarterback this week against No. 22 North Carolina State.
Newman was listed as the starter on the team's depth chart released Tuesday, two days before gameday. He replaces Sam Hartman, a freshman who started the first nine games before suffering a season-ending leg injury late in last week's 41-24 loss to No. 13 Syracuse.