JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Charlotte native Sam Hartman tossed three touchdown passes, two of them to tight end Brandon Chapman, and No. 20 Wake Forest dominated Rutgers 38-10 in the Gator Bowl.
Hartman completed 23 of 39 passes for 304 yards. He added 21 more yards rushing and pushed his touchdown total to 50 this season — 39 passing and 11 rushing.
The Demon Deacons scored on their first three drives and opened up a double-digit lead just before halftime.
It played out about as expected given heavy underdog Rutgers was a late replacement for 23rd-ranked Texas A&M.
Hartman, born in Charlotte, played most of his high school career at Davidson Day.
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