BOSTON (AP) — Twice Wake Forest's offense was close to the goal line and both times it looked helpless.
Andre Williams ran 35 times for 204 yards and a touchdown for Boston College, and the Demon Deacons had trouble overcoming a pair of early fumbles in a 24-10 loss Friday night.
With Wake Forest down 17-7 late in the first half, the Demon Deacons' Nikita Whitlock got through to block a punt, and Steve Donatell gathered it in at the 3. Four plays later, Boston College headed into halftime holding its 10-point edge.
Josh Harris ran twice, gaining 2 yards on the first play, but getting stopped for no gain on the second. After an incomplete pass in the end zone, the Demon Deacons decided to go — and Harris was stopped at the goal line.
"I really want our mentality to be we can get a yard when we need it," Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe said. "Looking back, it's easy to say kick the field goal, but I felt like the momentum was not going to be good either way. If we don't get it in, you lose momentum. But, I felt like when you're on the one-yard line and you can't punch it in, and you're kicking a field goal, that's still a momentum swing. Either way it is."
Wake Forest had another chance late in the third quarter, starting with a first-and-goal at the BC 4. Three plays later, they were at the 4 and had to kick a field goal.
"It's disappointing when you get it down to the 1 and 3-yard line and you don't come away with more than one touchdown (in the game)," quarterback Tanner Price said. "We'll watch the film and see what may be a better answer there and what we could had done better."
Eagles cornerback Bryce Jones had an interception and a fumble recovery, leading a defense that held Wake to 55 yards rushing.
"We have to have a better mentality when we're down there," Grobe said. "We're still not very good right now at making the decisions we need to make. I think we'll do a better of slimming the package down and not having as much thinking."