“(Defensive coordinator Ted Roof) called the right blitz at the right time,” Alexander said. “I just knew I had to execute. It was fourth down, I was just thinking of my teammates. I knew we’d been going for a good little drive at that point and we had to make a big play and it was my time to shine. So I just took advantage of it.”
Fourth down No. 2: Tech was now up 31-24 in the fourth quarter with about nine minutes to play. Wake Forest had reached the Tech 40, where it faced a fourth-and-3. Wolford rolled to his right, where pressure from defensive tackle Brandon Adams and defensive end KeShun Freeman forced him to retreat and into a difficult throw. Wolford threw downfield for wide receiver Chuck Wade, but safety A.J. Gray was there to break it up.
Fourth down No. 3: After Tech had itself been stopped on fourth down, Wake Forest appeared that it might be down to its last chance, with a fourth-and-1 on the Tech 24 with just under four minutes to play. Wake Forest called timeout to mull it over.
Coach Dave Clawson went with a run up the middle by running back Cade Carney, but a strong surge up the middle by defensive linemen Brentavious Glanton, Desmond Branch and Freeman kept linebacker Bruce Jordan-Swilling free to stop Carney head on.
Safety Corey Griffin: “We had the right play call, and it was really the will to win at that time.”