Record: 2-2, 1-1 ACC
Last time played: Tech defeated Wake Forest 30-27 in overtime last season at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Wake Forest on offense: The Deacons are playing two quarterbacks, redshirt sophomore Ted Stachiatis and true freshman Tanner Price. Neither have been particularly effective. Price has passed for 305 yards and rushed for 154, while Stachiatis has passed for 131 and rushed for 164. They happen to be the team’s leading rushers, as well. Chris Givens has emerged as the go-to target, with nine reception for 212 yards.
Wake Forest on defense: The Deacons aren’t very effective at stopping opponents. They are giving up 40 points and 467.2 yards per game. Defensive end Kyle Wilber is the biggest threat; he has five sacks and 11 tackles for losses this season. He only weighs 235 pounds, but uses his speed to get around the edge. Tech hasn’t been very good at pass-blocking this season, so they may not ask Joshua Nesbitt to drop back too often.
Wake Forest on special teams: Because they’ve gotten a lot of practice this season, the Deacons are very good at returning kicks, averaging 22 yards on 23 attempts. Specialist Jimmy Newman is 2-for-3 on field goal attempts this season and Shane Popham is averaging 41.4 yards per punt.
What you should know: In one of those weird scheduling quirks for the conference, Tech hasn’t played in Winston-Salem since 2003.
What you might not know: Wake Forest has an undergraduate enrollment of 4,569 students. It is the smallest among BCS schools.
Coach: Jim Grobe, 61-53 in 10 seasons at Wake Forest, 94-86-1 overall.
More on the web: www.wakeforest.cstv.com