Wake Forest led the entire way against Broughton Friday night. The Cougars scored on their opening possession on Dajaun Green’s 5-yard run and went on to beat the Caps 60-20.
Mack Moore threw a touchdown pass in the first and second quarter following Green’s opening touchdown run, and Bryce Love had three rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown to help the Cougars improve to 5-0.
The Cougars’ lead grew to 20-0 about midway through the second quarter when Broughton (1-4) finally scored. Wake Forest scored two more times before halftime for a lead of 32-6 in the conference opener for both teams.
“There’s always room for improvement; the coaches stress that daily,” Love said. “We’re not perfect by any means of the word. We go out and try to pursue it; we work hard to face our opponents. There’s going to be mistakes, and we just have to fix them, have to look at film and try to get better week by week.”
Love ran for 151 yards on 12 carries, and his one reception was a 56-yard catch-and-run from Moore. Love’s backfield companions helped carry some of the load, as seven runners had carries totaling 426 yards.
“Having a variety of plays opens it up and makes it easier for the backs,” Love said. “Mack threw three touchdowns so the defense has to respect that. It definitely helps having a stable full of backs; it’s definitely a good thing.”
The Caps dug themselves an early hole as they tried to avoid a fourth consecutive loss after a season-opening win against Cary. Broughton quarterback Owen Wilkinson threw his first of two TD passes to Josh Roberts with 7:42 remaining in the second quarter.
After forcing a three-and-out to start the second half, Broughton capped a five-play drive when a screen pass from Wilkinson to Roberts went for 20 yards and a score, cutting the deficit to 19.
Wake Forest followed Broughton’s drive with one of their own, going 68 yards in just two-and-a-half minutes as Love scored on a 31-yard run.