Hartman leads Wake past Missouri 27-17 in Gasparilla Bowl
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Sam Hartman completed 23 of 36 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns in what was expected to be his final game with Wake Forest, a 27-17 win over Missouri in the Gasparilla Bowl on Friday night.
The redshirt junior now will look at entering the NFL draft or the transfer portal.
Hartman threw his 108th career touchdown pass to set an Atlantic Coast Conference record on a 5-yard strike to Taylor Morin that made it 7-0 in the first quarter. He had been tied with Clemson’s Tajh Boyd (2010-13), and ended up with 110 overall.
Hartman came up 33 yards short of joining North Carolina State’s Philip Rivers (13,484 from 2000-03) as the only quarterbacks in ACC history to reach 13,000 passing yards.
A.T. Perry had 11 receptions for 116 yards for Wake Forest (8-5). Hartman’s 48-yard touchdown pass to Jahmal Banks in the third quarter put the Demon Deacons ahead to stay, 20-17.
Brady Cook threw for 215 yards on 29-of-48 passing for Missouri (6-7). He also rushed for 38 yards on 14 tries.
HOUSTON 23, LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 16
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Clayton Tune connected with Nathaniel Dell for a 12-yard touchdown with 20 seconds remaining, and Houston rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat Louisiana-Lafayette.
The TD pass was Tune’s third of the game and 40th of the season, tying the senior with Western Kentucky’s Austin Reed for the most in the nation. Before the winning throw, he completed a 41-yard pass to KeSean Carter on first-and-30 to move Houston into Ragin’ Cajuns territory.
Dell, a junior who plans to enter the NFL draft, had two touchdown catches, pushing his total to a nation-best 17 this season.
The Cougars (8-5) never led until that late touchdown while playing in unusually cold temperatures for northwest Louisiana. It was 25 degrees at kickoff, with a wind chill of 12 degrees.
Louisiana-Lafayette (6-7) led 13-0 midway through the second quarter and 16-6 at halftime.
Tune finished 19 of 28 for 216 yards.
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