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Game Story: Wake Forest handles business in win over Boston College

Wake Forest comfortably beat Boston College 43-15 after quarterback Sam Hartman had six straight touchdowns. The redshirt teen completed 25 of 40 passes for 313 yards and five points — a sixth TD from a two-yard scramble.

“When we play well, you’re happy,” Hartman said after the game. “When you’re performing at a high level, like we’ve been doing for the past few weeks, it’s more fun. I’m sitting in a chair and watching people celebrate. It’s so touching to see the smiles on these guys’ faces.”

While Hartman’s numbers are impressive, he hasn’t always been with the rest of college football’s top quarterbacks.

READ: Key stats for Wake Forest’s 43-15 win over Boston College

“He’s a very, very good quarterback,” Wake Forest Team head coach Dave Clausen added. “I think it’s funny that he doesn’t get the credit he deserves. Last year, he was the all-ACC second-team quarterback. The first-team guy was drafted and somehow he came into the season and became some guy in the ACC. The fifth-best quarterback in the country. That’s so disrespectful to what he’s done and what he’s accomplished.”

“I’d rather not have another quarterback in this country,” Clausen continued. “I think he’s one of the best quarterbacks in the country. How the Heisman thing doesn’t mention him — look at what he’s done in his career and what he’s done this year. The beauty of Sam is that he even Don’t care. He just wants to win.”

Now, Wake Forest is 6-1 and qualified for the Bowl before early November.

“It’s so cool to be a part of it,” Hartman said. “It’s trying to remind young people that it’s not normal, it’s not always the case.”

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Anyway, Wake Forest Focus on bigger things now. Bowl qualification is not the end goal.

“It’s cool to see it now, if someone told me four years ago, you’d want everyone else in your conference to lose so you could go to the ACC tournament,” DE Rondell Bothroyd Say. “The standard right now. Bowl eligibility, nobody really cares.”

The dominant win over the Eagles was headlined by a strong showing across the receiving room. Taylor Morin had two TD steals and rising star Jahmal Banks led with seven catches, 79 yards and two touchdowns. Banks has moved into an expanded role this season, now with a 7 in the ACC.

“It’s been a journey,” Banks said. “I came in like a sponge, ready to soak up all this information. All the geniuses that came before me – AT [Perry] and Donavon Greene. This journey has really humbled me and has taken me through the hard work and found I don’t know about myself.”

READ: GAME SUMMARY – Wake Forest beats Boston College 43-15

All but 61 yards touchdown Outside of a pass to Zay Flowers, Wake Forest’s defense dominated the game. Along with nine TFLs, the Deacs fired Phil Jurkovec twice and forced two turnovers.

“I think preparation is the most important thing,” Bothroyd said. “This week, we put an emphasis on playing hard. Executing the game plan is what it really comes down to — players are giving their all, regardless of the opponent.”

Deacs accomplished their main goal , it’s the same every week – go 1-0. If this team can stay in business and retain their identity, something special could be brewing in Winston-Salem.

“I think this is a legendary team,” Banks said. “That’s why we focus on this mindset. We focus on the present. Don’t dwell on the past, heaven is in the present.”

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