Winston-Salem Wake Forest Demon Deacons
The game will be broadcast on the ACC Network and will take place on Saturday, September 3 at 7 p.m. at Wake Forest Stadium. TicketSmarter helps you find the best ticket prices for the game, as well as ticket information for all other ACC home games. The game was rescheduled for spring and will provide an optimal playing surface for this year's home game against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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It would be easy to give pure numbers and percentages, but if there is a Wake Forest Demon Deacon, the stadium seems to be three-quarters full, which would mean a subdued atmosphere. They have a lot of physical mascots, like the Duke Blue Devil and Carolina Rams, and they behave like them, cavorting on the sidelines. It would have been easy for them to play against a top-10 ACC team like Florida State, Notre Dame or Virginia Tech if they had played in front of a home crowd.
There is a lot of energy and enthusiasm on the field, which contributes to a successful tradition in Wake Forest, but also to a lack of excitement.
Wake Forest 2014-15 is in the midst of one of its most successful seasons in program history. They have a 5-3-1 record (2-0-2 ACC) and meet NC State for the last time.
Both games come on the road, and Wake has been outscored 88-20 in two consecutive losses to Virginia Tech. Virginia has won its last 28 games against Wake Forest dating back to 1980, but the first time was in 2016 when the Cavaliers held them to 83 passing yards. Wake responded with victories over Florida State and North Carolina State in recent weeks, both by a score of 21-14. He has scored at least one touchdown in each of his last three games and has gained more than 100 receiving yards in three of them.
Duke and Wake Forest have split their last three matchups, but the Blue Devils defeated the Demon Deacons 21-14 in 2011 to break the Wake Forest's 12-game winning streak that Duke held from 2000 to 2011. The last time UVA played both Wake and Duke in the same season was 2012, when the Cavaliers won 24-17 in Charlottesville. Including a 3-0 start to the 2016 season, Wake Forest is 4-4 in its last seven games against Virginia Tech and 1-3 against the Hokies.
The Demon Deacons played for 10 seasons at Bowman Gray Stadium, which also served as the home of the University of North Carolina football team at Chapel Hill. The venue was also the venue for NASCAR races, but success over the years earned Wake Forest a spot in the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. After a successful run in 2015, the Demon Deacons will start the 2016 season on Saturday, September 17 in Winston-Salem for their home opener against the UNC Tar Heels.
The football team was founded in 1888 and played on the original campus, which also included Groves Stadium (1940-56), which now houses the Winston-Salem High School football program. The first game at Truist Field was on September 14, 1968, when the Demon Deacons hosted NC State.
The win sent Wake Forest to the Orange Bowl to play Big East champion Louisville, where they lost to the Cardinals. The 42 points scored against NC State were promising, but I feel that the elimination of Campbell's program, which had only recently moved to a scholarship model, is not necessarily an indication of the Demon Deacons "offensive strength. In their first two games at Truist Field, they scored a combined 108 points, while scoring just 13 points in the first half of their second game against UNC - Chapel Hill.
If there is a home crowd to welcome the Irish, the Demon Deacons will be a tough match, but establishing a running game has proved difficult against Virginia so far. Hinton is a much more of a threat as a runner, which should make the RPO-oriented offensive line a little more difficult for Virginia's defense.