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Syracuse scored 2 defensive TDs, snaps 4-game losing streak with 30-7 win over Wake Forest

  • Syracuse's AJ Long (4) dives for the end zone for a touchdown as Wake Forest's Brandon Chubb (48) pursues during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Syracuse's AJ Long (4) dives for the end zone for a touchdown as Wake Forest's Brandon Chubb (48) pursues during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Syracuse's Robert Welsh (94) returns an interception for a touchdown as Wake Forest's Dezmond Wortham (20) chases during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Syracuse's Robert Welsh (94) returns an interception for a touchdown as Wake Forest's Dezmond Wortham (20) chases during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Wake Forest's Cam Serigne (85) catches a touchdown pass as Syracuse's Ritchy Desir (6) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Wake Forest's Cam Serigne (85) catches a touchdown pass as Syracuse's Ritchy Desir (6) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

Syracuse had two defensive touchdowns, and freshman quarterback AJ Long ran for another score as the Orange defeated Wake Forest 30-7 on Saturday to snap a four-game losing streak.

Robert Welsh returned an interception 42 yards for a TD and Micah Robinson scored on a 51-yard fumble return to give Syracuse its first win since Sept. 13 when they beat Eastern Michigan.

The Orange (3-4, 1-2 ACC) knocked out Wake Forest starting quarterback John Wolford in the second quarter, rendering the Demon Deacons already struggling offense even more ineffective. His replacement Tyler Cameron was benched in the fourth quarter.

Syracuse limited Wake Forest (2-5, 0-3) to 89 yards after Wolford left the game while outgaining the Demon Deacons 370-170.

Long completed 22 of 32 passes for 171 yards and had a 4-yard touchdown run in his second start, while Devante McFarlane ran for 114 yards on 10 carries.