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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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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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App State v. Wake Forest Football Game Sold Out, Tickets Available on Secondary Markets

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  1. App State v. Wake Forest Football Game Sold Out, Tickets Available on Secondary Markets  High Country Press
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Wake Forest looks to keep climbing in ACC’s tough Atlantic

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  1. Wake Forest looks to keep climbing in ACC’s tough Atlantic  WTOP
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What did Rodney learn is his year away from Wake Forest? | Wake …

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  1. What did Rodney learn is his year away from Wake Forest? | Wake …  Winston-Salem Journal
  2. Year away from football helps Wake player appreciate it  Greensboro News & Record
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Roll The Quadcast: First Football Scrimmage Chat and Olivier Sarr Discussion

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  1. Roll The Quadcast: First Football Scrimmage Chat and Olivier Sarr Discussion  Blogger So Dear (blog)
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Wake Forest First Scrimmage Reactions

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  1. Wake Forest First Scrimmage Reactions  Blogger So Dear (blog)
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Defense shines in Wake Forest’s first scrimmage of preseason

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  1. Defense shines in Wake Forest’s first scrimmage of preseason  Winston-Salem Journal
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Lamar Jackson suspects Wake Forest anonymously hated on him

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  1. Lamar Jackson suspects Wake Forest anonymously hated on him  SB Nation
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An insider’s look at the Wake Forest football QB battle

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  1. An insider’s look at the Wake Forest football QB battle  ACCSports.com
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Deacons’ 6-5 Washington looking to measure up in first scrimmage of preseason

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  1. Deacons’ 6-5 Washington looking to measure up in first scrimmage of preseason  Winston-Salem Journal
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Impact of football studied

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  1. Impact of football studied  Wilkes Journal Patriot
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College Football: 2017 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Preview

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  1. College Football: 2017 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Preview  Get More Sports (blog)
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Wake Forest Football 2018 Official Scholarship Offers Went Out Monday

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  1. Wake Forest Football 2018 Official Scholarship Offers Went Out Monday  Blogger So Dear (blog)
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