Hollenbach savors wins

Wake Forest 38 Maryland 24


November 27, 2006|By Heather A. Dinich

Wake Forest took the ball from Maryland quarterback Sam Hollenbach three times Saturday night, but in the end, Hollenbach said that's all the Demon Deacons took from him on Senior Night.

"No matter what, I'm going to look back on the season with a lot of good memories, a lot of fun memories and walking off our field here with a lot of joy," he said. "And that's something that can never be taken away."

Despite struggling through back-to-back 5-6 seasons before this year, Hollenbach is a member of a winning senior class. The fifth-year seniors compiled a 39-22 record, while Maryland has earned a 28-19 record over the past four years. There were 13 seniors who played in their final home game of the season, but none garnered more attention than Hollenbach, who threw one of his interceptions from Wake Forest's 15-yard line, and another that resulted in a Demon Deacons score.

"They forced me into making some bad plays," he said. "I'll take the blame for that. It's all behind me now. What's done is done. I'm just fortunate and I think our team is fortunate we have one more game to play."

Note -- Defensive lineman Jeremy Navarre injured his knee with 10:03 left in the third quarter and will have a magnetic resonance imaging test today, coach Ralph Friedgen said yesterday. He could return for a late December bowl game. Friedgen said he doesn't think fullback Tim Cesa, who suffered a concussion against Florida State, will return.


In his first start since the season opener, running back Keon Lattimore accounted for all 49 yards in a third-quarter drive that ended in a 26-yard field goal by Dan Ennis. Lattimore finished with 119 yards on a career-high 23 carries.


Maryland allowed 196 yards rushing in the second half. Overall, the Terps gave up 296 yards on the ground.

Fast forward

Maryland (8-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) is awaiting an official bowl invitation, but coach Ralph Friedgen said yesterday that he expects to play on Dec. 29 or Dec. 30 in a bowl to be determined.

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