With a five-yard pass from Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner to wide receiver Jordan Williams, the Demon Deacons scored their first touchdown of the night to take an early 7-0 lead over Elon. While this touchdown put the Phoenix at disadvantage from the beginning of the game, it was a previous play that hurt Elon.
Skinner connected with tight end Cameron Ford for 36 yards to put the Demon Deacons on the six yard line and set up the touchdown.
In the second quarter, Skinner threw a 54-yard pass to wide receiver Chris Givens, which also resulted in a score to give Wake Forest an additional seven points.
Then, with 4:14 left in the third quarter, Marshall Williams caught an 80-yard touchdown from Skinner, the longest touchdown pass in the history of Wake Forest's stadium.
Wake Forest only had two scoring drives that did not contain plays for more than 20 yards. These big plays accounted for 21 points, which makes a huge difference when Wake Forest leads Elon 35-7.
These big plays are what hurt Elon the most and allowed Wake Forest to run away with the game.