ACC Game Preview: Duke at Wake Forest

By EFN Staff
Published: 11/26/2015

Duke Blue Devils (6-5) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-8)

Kickoff Time: Saturday, November 28, 12:30 PM
Location: BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
TV: ESPN 3, ACC Network

Wake Forest looks to snap a five-game losing streak as it hosts Duke in Saturday’s season finale. The Demon Deacons have lost to ranked teams in back-to-back games, and the Blue Devils are aiming to rebound after a road loss to Virginia.

Players to watch

  • Duke junior DeVon Edwards was named the ACC Specialist of the Week Monday after returning a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown versus Virginia. It was Edwards’ second league honor of the season and the fourth of his Blue Devils career.
  • Wake Forest junior defensive back Brad Watson snagged his second interception of the season in last week’s loss to Clemson. Watson had one of the Demon Deacons’ three interceptions in the game. He leads the team with 10 pass breakups this season. 

Key Stats

  • Duke leads the all-time series with Wake Forest 55-37-2; the Blue Devils have won the last three meetings.
  • Blue Devils freshman receiver T.J. Rahming caught 12 passes for 190 yards against Virginia; both totals were Duke freshman records.
  • Redshirt junior quarterback Thomas Sirk’s 593 rushing yards during the 2015 season are the second-most by a Duke quarterback in a single season in program history.
  • Wake Forest’s offense has been held under 20 points in each of the last seven games.
  • The Demon Deacons have a 1-4 record at home this season.
  • Wake Forest senior punter Alexander Kinal broke the NCAA career record for punting yards last week; he has 13,911 career punting yards.