Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Greg Nelson. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes.
Head Coach Dave Clawson had a rough first season at the basketball-crazed institute. Clawson was hired away from Bowling Green after a four-year stint at the MAC school. Wake Forest is in the Atlantic Division of the ACC. Thirteen starters return to a team that went 3-9 overall in 2014, 1-7 in ACC play. The 2015 Wake Forest football team will younger, but has more talent than last years’ team. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons plays home games at the 31,500 seat BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Despite a poor showing in 2014 there is optimism with the 2015 Wake Forest offense. Six starters return, including Sophomore quarterback John Wolford (2,037) passing yards last season. Second-year offensive coordinator Warren Ruggiero believe his offensive line will be much improved. The unit will run and pass block more efficiently this season. Senior captain Dylan Intermann anchors the interior. Freshman wideouts Tabari Hines and Cortez Lewis will help the passing game. Tight End Cam Serigne (531) receiving yards in 2014 is also an option. The Wake Forest rushing attack must improve to keep the offense on the field. The offensive outlook for Wake Forest is better than last season. There will be growing pains, but they will improve each week. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons were 6-6 on College Football Point Spread Picks last season, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total eight times.
*Wake Forest was last in the FBS in total offense, putting up 216.2 yards per contest.
*The Demon Deacon were 4-2 Against The Spread at home last season.
*Wake Forest went 2-4 Against The Point Spread on the road.
*The betting odds total went 1-5 in Winston-Salem last season.
*Wake Forest went over the betting odds three times on the road.
*The Demon Deacons also stayed under the betting odds total three times away from BB&T Field.
*The Wake Forest passing game was 109th nationally, putting up 176.3 yards per contest through the air.
*Wake Forest scored an average of 14.8 ppg last season, 127th in College Football.
*The Wake Forest rushing attack was also 127th in the land, averaging only 39.9 yards per game running the football.
Seven starters return from a good unit in 2014. The Demon Deacons have playmakers on the defensive line. Nose tackle Taylor Harris and defensive tackle Josh Banks are run stoppers. The group of linebackers is as talented as they get in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Brandon Chubb handles the outside, and Marquel Lee is another run stopper inside. The secondary will miss first-round NFL draft pick, Kevin Johnson. The cornerback position has to be addressed. Safety Ryan Janivon is a tough as they come in run support.
*The Wake Forest defense was 40th in College Football, giving up 369.2 yards per contest.
*The Demon Deacons pass defense gave up 186.6 yards per game through the air, 12th in the FBS in 2014.
*The opposition scored an average of 26.4 ppg, 62nd in the NCAA Football landscape.
*The Wake Forest run defense gave up 182.7 yards per game on the ground, 84th in College Football.
*Wake Forest has an out of conference game at Notre Dame on November 14th.
*Florida State and Louisville of the ACC will visit Winston-Salem in 2015.
Bovada lists the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at over/under three and a half wins in 2015.
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