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BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Attendance: 24,079
Newman's 5 TD passes leads Wake Forest past Elon 49-7
By PATRICK SOUTHERN
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Jamie Newman completed 27 of 35 passes for 351 yards and five touchdowns, and Wake Forest eased past Elon 49-7 on Saturday at BB&T Field.
The Demon Deacons (4-0) scored touchdowns on three of their first four drives. They ended any doubt as to the outcome just before halftime when Newman connected with receiver Sage Surratt for a 48-yard touchdown pass, Surratt's second scoring reception of the game, to give the hosts a 28-7 lead.
Newman tied a school record with his fifth touchdown pass, a 31-yard completion to Scotty Washington, to cap Wake Forest's opening drive of the third quarter. His work done, Newman watched the remainder of the game from the bench.
"We came out and handled business like we were supposed to," Newman said.
The win secured only the seventh 4-0 start to a season in Wake Forest's program history. However, the feat has become more commonplace in recent history, having occurred in three of the last four years.
Washington finished with nine catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Surratt added eight catches for 112 yards and two scores. Freshman running back Kenneth Walker led all rushers, with 91 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.
For Elon (2-2), quarterback Davis Cheek completed 9 of 18 passes for 74 yards and a touchdown. De'Sean McNair added 49 rushing yards on nine carries. The Phoenix finished with only 183 yards of offense.
"I know what kind of football team we have, and this was not our best football today, but (Wake Forest) is a real good football team," Elon coach Tony Trisciani said. "They're one of the best passing offenses in the ACC. The best right now."
Wake Forest: The recent run of success continued for the hosts. Dating back to the 2018 season, the Demon Deacons have won six consecutive games. It is the program's first six-game winning streak since a span covering the end of the 2007 season and the beginning of the 2008 season.
Elon: The Phoenix are still looking for their first win over an FBS opponent. Elon fell to 0-12 in such games; three of those 12 losses have come at the hands of Wake Forest.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons open their ACC schedule (notwithstanding their nonconference win over North Carolina) at Boston College on Saturday.
Elon: The Phoenix face another tough test as they return to FCS competition, hosting James Madison on Saturday. The Dukes, led by former Elon coach Curt Cignetti, entered the week ranked No. 2 in the FCS Top 25.
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Updated September 21, 2019