It didn't take long for Wake Forest to respond to Maryland's fast start. After Torrey Smith caught a 17-yard touchdown pass to give the Terps a 10-0 lead, the Demon Deacons marched down the field and cut the lead to 10-7.
Running back Josh Harris finished the drive with a six-yard touchdown run on a play where he was untouched. Wake Forest pitched the ball out wide to him on the right side, and he was basically allowed to trot into the end zone. It was a bad defensive breakdown by Maryland, who could have maintained their commanding lead at the end of the first quarter.
Two big plays also helped Wake Forest get back into it. Wide receiver Marshall Williams got Wake Forest going with a long catch early in the drive, and the Demon Deacons also picked up a key first down on third and 10 to keep the drive alive.