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Despite losing streak, Duke feeling good about bowl eligibility

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  1. Despite losing streak, Duke feeling good about bowl eligibility  ACCSports.com
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Social media helping college teams start new traditions

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  1. Social media helping college teams start new traditions  New Jersey Herald
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FSU relying heavily on big plays, but Jimbo Fisher pleased with James Blackman’s poise

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  1. FSU relying heavily on big plays, but Jimbo Fisher pleased with James Blackman’s poise  Orlando Sentinel
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Winless Florida State visits unbeaten Wake Forest

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  1. Winless Florida State visits unbeaten Wake Forest  FOXSports.com
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Wake Forest football has the chance to do something special against Florida State

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  1. Wake Forest football has the chance to do something special against Florida State  ACCSports.com
  2. Florida State-Wake Forest: Just the facts  Tallahassee.com
  3. ‘Undefeated Wake Forest hosts winless Florida State’ is a sentence you never expected to read, but here we are  SB Nation
  4. College football watch: Clemson gets another chance to prove it’s ACC’s best  Philly.com
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Wake Forest, Duke savoring 1st 4-0 starts at same time

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  1. Wake Forest, Duke savoring 1st 4-0 starts at same time  FOXSports.com
  2. Five big questions for college football’s remaining undefeated teams  Sporting News
  3. Blocked field goal helps Demon Deacons escape with win  Wilkes Journal Patriot
  4. Bowl Projections: Duke and Wake Forest Are Both 4–0. Could Either Crash a Big-Time Game?  Sports Illustrated
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Wake Forest vs Appalachian State Simulation

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  1. Wake Forest vs Appalachian State Simulation  Blogger So Dear
  2. Wake Forest pays its first visit to Appalachian State  Asheville Citizen-Times
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All the skills: Wake Forest’s Greg Dortch quickly turned into 1 of the ACC’s top athletes

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  1. All the skills: Wake Forest’s Greg Dortch quickly turned into 1 of the ACC’s top athletes  ACCSports.com
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App Hosts Wake Forest in Football Clash Saturday

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  1. App Hosts Wake Forest in Football Clash Saturday  High Country Press
  2. Appalachian State Vs Wake Forest Game Preview  Underdog Dynasty
  3. Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers Preview and Prediction  AthlonSports.com
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Appalachian State Vs Wake Forest Game Preview

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  1. Appalachian State Vs Wake Forest Game Preview  Underdog Dynasty
  2. Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers Preview and Prediction  AthlonSports.com
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Should Wake Forest Consistently Play Appalachian State in Football?

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  1. Should Wake Forest Consistently Play Appalachian State in Football?  Blogger So Dear
  2. Explosive Wake Forest’s best offensive strategy after Wakeyleaks: Counter-espionage?  News & Observer
  3. Ed Hardin: Wake-ASU is more than a football game, it’s a football necessity  Greensboro News & Record
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Do the ACC’s two most talented defenses rank last in interceptions?

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  1. Do the ACC’s two most talented defenses rank last in interceptions?  ACCSports.com
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Complete Coverage: Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-0) @ Appalachian State Mountaineers (2-1)

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  1. Complete Coverage: Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-0) @ Appalachian State Mountaineers (2-1)  Blogger So Dear
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Unbeaten Wake Forest looks to continue rolling vs Utah State

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  1. Unbeaten Wake Forest looks to continue rolling vs Utah State  WTOP
  2. How to Watch: Utah State vs. Wake Forest (Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming, Odds)  Blogger So Dear (blog)
  3. Utah State football vs. Wake Forest preview  Utahstatesman
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Insider: Wake Football football — the good and the bad at 2-0

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  1. Insider: Wake Football football — the good and the bad at 2-0  ACCSports.com
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Downtown Boone To Host Kickoff to App State-Wake Forest Football Weekend Sept. 22

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  1. Downtown Boone To Host Kickoff to App State-Wake Forest Football Weekend Sept. 22  High Country Press
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Deacons keep high hopes for families hit by hurricanes

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  1. Deacons keep high hopes for families hit by hurricanes  Winston-Salem Journal
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Guess The Attendance: BC – Wake Forest – BC Interruption

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  1. Guess The Attendance: BC – Wake Forest – BC Interruption  BC Interruption
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Game Preview: Wake Forest @ Boston College

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  1. Game Preview: Wake Forest @ Boston College  Blogger So Dear (blog)
  2. Points possible: Scoring could come easier between Deacons, Boston College  Winston-Salem Journal
  3. A&M ‘unequivocally condemns disgusting, threatening letter’ sent to …  NBCSports.com
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: BC looks for big encore by Brown

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  1. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: BC looks for big encore by Brown  Wicked Local
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Points possible: Scoring could come easier between Deacons, Boston College

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  1. Points possible: Scoring could come easier between Deacons, Boston College  Winston-Salem Journal
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Boston College Players to Watch

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  1. Boston College Players to Watch  Blogger So Dear (blog)
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Boston College Players to Watch

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  1. Boston College Players to Watch  Blogger So Dear
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Football Success Story: Marquel Lee – Starter in the NFL

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  1. Football Success Story: Marquel Lee – Starter in the NFL  Blogger So Dear (blog)
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Sammy Batten: In-state Class of 2019 football prospects starting to emerge

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  1. Sammy Batten: In-state Class of 2019 football prospects starting to emerge  Fayetteville Observer
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ACC football gets off to slow start but it could have been worse

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  1. ACC football gets off to slow start but it could have been worse  News & Observer
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College football betting odds: ACC Week 2 games

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  1. College football betting odds: ACC Week 2 games  DieHards
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Boston College vs. Wake Forest – 9/9/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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  1. Boston College vs. Wake Forest – 9/9/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction  Sports Chat Place (blog)
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College football roundup: Wake Forest pounds Presbyterian

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  1. College football roundup: Wake Forest pounds Presbyterian  Richmond.com
  2. Demon Deacons destroy Blue Hose in football opener  Shelby Star
  3. Fantasy College Football Breaking News  Rotoworld.com
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QB Wolford ready to make history in Wake Forest’s opener

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  1. QB Wolford ready to make history in Wake Forest’s opener  Daily Astorian
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Trusting the Process

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  1. Trusting the Process  Winston-Salem Journal
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How to Watch Wake Forest vs. Presbyterian (Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming, Odds)

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  1. How to Watch Wake Forest vs. Presbyterian (Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming, Odds)  Blogger So Dear (blog)
  2. NC College Football Previews: Wake, UNCC open 2017 season  North State Journal (subscription)
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Deacons trying hard to not look back

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  1. Deacons trying hard to not look back  Winston-Salem Journal
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Wake Forest preparing for new football season, trying hard not to look back

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  1. Wake Forest preparing for new football season, trying hard not to look back  Greensboro News & Record
  2. BSD Roundtable: Game-by-Game Season Predictions for Wake Forest  Blogger So Dear (blog)
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Wake’s Wellman excited about direction of athletics

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  1. Wake’s Wellman excited about direction of athletics  Winston-Salem Journal
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Wake Forest Football: Biggest Concerns

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  1. Wake Forest Football: Biggest Concerns  Blogger So Dear (blog)
  2. Wake Forest suspends defensive lineman Paris Black 3-games  WTHR
  3. Wake Forest picks John Wolford as its starting quarterback  USA TODAY
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Groundhog Day: Alabama the pick again to win football’s national title

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  1. Groundhog Day: Alabama the pick again to win football’s national title  Lexington Herald Leader (blog)
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Carolinas’ 2017 Football Bowl Subdivision schedules

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  1. Carolinas’ 2017 Football Bowl Subdivision schedules  Charlotte Observer
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Wake Forest Football Releases Depth Chart for PC Game

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  1. Wake Forest Football Releases Depth Chart for PC Game  Blogger So Dear (blog)
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Your guide to the 2017 ACC football season: names and games to watch, and predictions

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  1. Your guide to the 2017 ACC football season: names and games to watch, and predictions  News & Observer
  2. Ed Hardin: ACC is the king of the land, at least for another week  Greensboro News & Record
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Ranking the Wake Forest Football Schedule on Excitement Level

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  1. Ranking the Wake Forest Football Schedule on Excitement Level  Blogger So Dear (blog)
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Candid Coaches: Cheating like Wakeyleaks happens often in college football

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  1. Candid Coaches: Cheating like Wakeyleaks happens often in college football  CBSSports.com
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Linebacker lineage a motivating factor for Wake Forest seniors

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  1. Linebacker lineage a motivating factor for Wake Forest seniors  Winston-Salem Journal
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Is Greg Dortch the Key to a Revamped Wake Forest Offense?

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  1. Is Greg Dortch the Key to a Revamped Wake Forest Offense?  Blogger So Dear (blog)
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Wake Forest Recruiting: Mid-August Updates for Basketball and Football

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  1. Wake Forest Recruiting: Mid-August Updates for Basketball and Football  Blogger So Dear (blog)
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Wake Forest holds second preseason football scrimmage

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Winston-Salem, NC  – Wake Forest went through a two-hour intrasquad scrimmage Saturday afternoon at the Doc Martin Football Practice Complex.

Wake Forest’s offense scored 31 points on three touchdown passes, one rushing touchdown and a field goal.  Senior quarterback John Wolford threw three touchdown passes, hitting freshman Sage Surratt on an 11-yard passing, Cortez Lewis on a juggling 46-yard completion and tight end Devin Pike on a 16-yard route.  Redshirt freshman Greg Dortch added a 63-yard touchdown run and Ben Brown booted a 23-yard field goal.

“From the defensive perspective, the good is it started out real well then we gave up a bunch of explosives,” said head coach Dave Clawson.  “You look at it offensively, we started out slowly then we made a bunch of explosives.  Defensively, I thought Jessie Bates is a really a good alley tackler.  He’s a good player.  I thought we protected better today on offense.  But the offense made some explosives late.  Certainly, John looked very sharp.  He threw the ball accurately again and made some really nice deep ball throws.  It was good to see Greg Dortch make plays in space and see Cortez (Lewis) make a big play.  I thought Arkeem Byrd ran extremely hard which was good to see.  I think defensively, the story is when we had our (first team) out there, when it was Jessie (Bates), Jaboree (Williams), and Duke (Ejiofor), we played well.  When we take those guys off, there was a big drop off.  So the second half of camp, we have to start building depth there and getting the backups ready.”

Despite giving up some big plays, Clawson was encouraged with the play of the defense.

“I thought the corners actually played better today,” said Clawson.  “Amari Henderson is having a good camp, Essang (Bassey) is solid and the freshman, Ja’Sir Taylor is really coming on.  We really have to find a third safety.  Right now, Jessie (Bates) and Cam (Glenn) would have to play the most there.”

Earlier in the week, Clawson spoke about the need for one of three true freshmen linebackers to play this fall.  That picture may be starting to clear up.

“Right now DJ Taylor is starting to make steps and show up on special teams,” said Clawson.  “He has a knack for making plays.  Going into (camp), he was more of a high school running back so I thought he might be one of the last guys to pick up on things but he has really shown a knack for making plays so that’s why we’re feeding him reps.”

Safety Thomas Dillon led the defense with seven tackles while freshman safety Tyriq Hardimon had six.  Defensive end Chris Calhoun had five tackles and a sack.  Also garnering sacks on defense were linebacker Nate Mays, defensive lineman Tyler Williams, and defensive ends Duke Ejiofor and Mike Allen.

On offense, Wolford completed 10 of 15 passes for 204 yards.  Kendall Hinton connected on six of nine throws for 77 yards and Jamie Newman was five-for-six for 56 yards.

“John is playing really, really well and it showed up two scrimmages in a row,” said Clawson a week after Wolford completed 14 of 15 passes in a scrimmage.  “We have three weeks (to make a decision).  I can’t imagine we’re going to go thru the year and not play both of them.  John, the last two scrimmages, has really played well.  And he’s been really sharp, very accurate.  He’s just so smart and he anticipates openings.  He has played a lot of football.  He’s got a lot of reps and when he goes out there he knows where the ball goes and he throws it accurately.  And today I thought we protected better.”

Also making an offensive impact was receiver Greg Dortch who had a team-high six receptions for 99 yards which carrying three times for 69 yards.

“I think with Greg, he makes the spectacular and he’s great in open space,” said Clawson.  “But in a scrimmage where he plays 40 or 50 plays, there are some breakdowns.  It’s the nature of being a redshirt freshman.  That’s why we’ve got three weeks left.  We’ll get him work and we just need to make him more consistent.  He has that God-given playmaking ability that you can’t coach.  Now we just have to get him better at the things we can coach.  Getting the routes at the right depth, timing up the motion exactly when we need it, reading the leverage of the safety.  Knowing when it’s a hot (route) and he has to break it out.  Those are things that just take time and repetition.”

Clawson was also in praise of Hinton and lamented that he is unable to utilize his whole skill-set in scrimmage situations.

“It’s always tough with Kendall,” said Clawson.  “You’re going to run the quarterback more and in a scrimmage, he gets touched and he’s down.  It’s not fair to him.  Who’s the more accurate passer?  I could have told you before we started camp that John would be the more accurate passer.  In a scrimmage when the quarterback is not live and your greatest asset is the ability to break people down and make them miss, it’s not fair to him.  I think you came away from the last scrimmage and said ‘wow, John was 14 of 15.’  But if you look at the film and if you were able to say Kendall had five carries for 175 yards, that’s pretty impressive.”

Wake Forest returns to the practice field Sunday afternoon in preparation for the season opener on August 31 against Presbyterian at BB&T Field.

NOTES

  • C A’Lique Terry is expected back at practice on Monday after missing time with an injury.
  • PK Mike Weaver was held out of Saturday’s scrimmage with a hip flexor.

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Roll The Quadcast: Wake Forest Football Offensive Preview

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  1. Roll The Quadcast: Wake Forest Football Offensive Preview  Blogger So Dear (blog)
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Is DT Shamar Jones Heading to ACC Or Big Ten?

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  1. Is DT Shamar Jones Heading to ACC Or Big Ten?  Scout
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Clawson enters second scrimmage at Wake Forest asking, ‘What’s my line?’

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  1. Clawson enters second scrimmage at Wake Forest asking, ‘What’s my line?’  Winston-Salem Journal
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BSD Roundtable: Wake Forest Breakout Defensive Player

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  1. BSD Roundtable: Wake Forest Breakout Defensive Player  Blogger So Dear (blog)
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