Teams: Syracuse Orange (3-4, 1-2) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-4, 2-3)
Rankings: Syracuse (UNR), Wake Forest (UNR)
Day & Time: Saturday, November 2, 12:30 p.m. EST
Field: Carrier Dome (Syracuse, NY)
Wake Forest Syracuse -3.5
TV: ACC RSN (MSG, NESN, CSN-MA & more)
Announcers: Wes Durham, Brian Stann
Radio: Syracuse IMG Network
Wake Forest News: Blogger So Dear
Streak: 1, Syracuse
First Meeting: In 2006, Perry Patterson hit Rice Moss for SU’s only touchdown. Micah Andrews led Wake with 142 yards rushing on 20 carries en route to a 20-10 victory in Winston-Salem.
Last Meeting: In 2011, SU rallied from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime and eventually emerge victorious 36-29. Orange QB Ryan Nassib passed for three touchdowns, including the four-yard winner to Van Chew in the first OT.
School Connections: Hey, remember Derrick Jackson? Wake Forest secondary coach was our DL coach between 2007 and 2009.
Head Coaches: SU: Scott Shafer (1st Year, 3-4), Wake: Jim Grobe (13th Year, 77-78)
Last Year: A 3-1 start looked good but then ACC play really kicked in and the Deacs finished 5-7 (3-5), missing a bowl game for the third time in four years.
"Fear Me, I've Killed Hundreds Of Timelords": The one-two punch of quarterback Tanner Price (1,778 yards, 12 TDs) and wide receiver Michael Campanaro (792 yards, 6 TDs) is one to keep an eye on. If you can. Especially if you're a Syracuse DB. God help you.
Last Game: Wake looked pretty impressive in defeat, losing 24-21 to the No. 7 Miami Hurricanes on the road. Not exactly the kind of game that makes us feel better.
Fun Fact: Since Scott Shafer joined the Orange in 2009, Syracuse is 4-2 in games following an open week. If you include bowl games, that becomes 6-2.