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    Late TD Wins it for Wake

        Wildcats    27
        Wake Forest 28
    

    Darnell Autry rushed for 173 yards and two touchdowns and Northwestern piled up nearly 400 yards of total offense. However, it wasn't enough as Wake Forest upset the 'Cats 28-27.

    Wake Forest jumped out to a 10-0 first quarter lead, but Northwestern fought back on two Darnell Autry touchdown runs to take a 17-13 advantage after three quarters. The 'Cats extended the lead to 24-13 early in the fourth quarter when Steve Schnur hooked up with D'Wayne Bates on a 32-yard touchdown pass. Another Wake Forest touchdown and Brian Gowins' second field goal made the score 27-21, but Wake Forest found the end zone with just 51 seconds left to seal the 28-27 win.

    Autry's performance marked the 14th-straight game in which he rushed for over 100 yards. Steve Schnur passed for 218 yards and a score, and D'Wayne Bates had seven catches for 87 yards and a touchdown. Pat Fitzgerald made 12 tackles, 10 of which were solo stops, to lead the defense.