Teams: Syracuse Orange (2-3, 0-1) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-1, 1-1)
Day & Time: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Field: BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Line: -2.5, Wake (originally -3)
TV: RSN (check local listings)
Radio: Syracuse IMG Network, WAER 88.3, Sirius 93/XM 193
Wake Blog: Blogger So Dear
Rivalry: 4-1, SU
Current Streak: 4, SU
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 his first start, Eric Dungey threw for two touchdowns and Syracuse eventually cruised to a 30-17 victory in September 2015.
Head Coaches: SU: Dino Babers (1st Year, 2-3), Wake: Dave Clawson (3rd Year, 10-19)
Last Year: Wake Forest finished the season 3–9 (1–7), good for sixth in the ACC Atlantic. Their lone victory?
Yesterday, the football Wake Forest Deacs won 3-0 over the BC Eagles. Last week, the men's soccer Deacs beat BC 5-0 pic.twitter.com/OBDFWMNZMD— Katie Peverada (@KatiePeverada) October 11, 2015
Last Game: NC State took a 17-0 lead in the first quarter before Wake eventually got the deficit down to 10 in the second half. However, it wasn’t enough and the Wolfpack won the game 33-16. It was Wake’s first loss of the season.
"Fear Me, I've Killed Hundreds of Timelords": Wake is scoring on the ground (10 TDs) way more than the air (three TDs). While Matt Colburn is clearly the No. 1 back with 337 yards and a score, both QB John Wolford and Cade Carney have three scores on the ground to their name. Wake has four players with at least 24 carries and 125 yards. So I suppose we need to fear their running game in general.
If Syracuse Wins: Hey, Syracuse is 3-3 at the halfway point! That’s pretty good, all things considered!
If Syracuse Loses: Other than Boston College, is there a game after this you think we’ve got a better chance in?
Fun Fact: Syracuse has never lost to Wake Forest in our entire, years-long history playing as ACC rivals.