LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Malik Cunningham threw for 195 yards and accounted for three scores for Louisville, which blitzed past Wake Forest 45-21 Saturday.
Wake Forest is finally getting back on the field for its first game in nearly a month. Coach Dave Clawson is still unsure exactly how ready his Demon Deacons will be for Saturday’s game at...
Wake Forest has spent the past month avoiding major mistakes to put together a solid winning streak entering Saturday's trip to North Carolina. It's an example of the consistency that Mack Brown...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — After a perfect October and Wake Forest's fourth straight win, coach Dave Clawson has a pretty good handle on his team. He likes what he sees.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Christian Beal-Smith ran for three touchdowns and Donavon Greene returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown as Wake Forest won for the first time this season by...
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Wake Forest football coach Dave Clawson joined athletic director John Currie, university president...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest says starting quarterback Jamie Newman plans to play elsewhere next season as a graduate transfer.
Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson attended the same college as members of the Steinbrenner family and even got to meet "The Boss." That would be, of course, George Steinbrenner, the late New York...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest receiver Sage Surratt will miss the rest of the season with an unspecified injury that will require surgery.
When the Atlantic Coast Conference football schedule was finalized, Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson did a double-take — none of his team's first three games would be on a Saturday.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The pylon was in sight for Wake Forest's Jamie Newman as he cut through the defense on the way for a score in his return from a shoulder injury.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest leading tackler Justin Strnad is out for the season with a ruptured bicep tendon.
The team says he had surgery Tuesday, three days after he was hurt in...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Coach Dave Clawson wants to see how Wake Forest bounces back from a loss. Florida State has had to do that all too often lately.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — No. 19 Wake Forest hasn't been this hot to start a season in 75 years.
The Demon Deacons (5-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) play their first game as a nationally...
BOSTON (AP) — Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson figured the best defense for Boston College's big running backs was to simply stay on the field on offense.
BOSTON (AP) — Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson saw Anthony Brown at his worst, when the Boston College quarterback struggled against the Demon Deacons as a rookie.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — After a pair of dramatic wins in his first three outings, Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson thought his team's approach to a game against an FCS opponent would be a test of...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest earned an impressive victory over an instate rival last week and formally opens Atlantic Coast Conference play next week.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Jamie Newman and Wake Forest had gone from dominant to hanging on, with North Carolina on the verge of yet another fourth-quarter comeback in a suddenly tense...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest and North Carolina officials felt Atlantic Coast Conference schools located about 80 miles apart in the same state should not go seven years without playing...
HOUSTON (AP) — With Wake Forest's running game limited by Rice's defense early in Friday night's game, the Demon Deacons decided to take advantage of their size at wide receiver.
HOUSTON (AP) — Wake Forest got a close win over Utah State in the season opener. Coach Dave Clawson admits there's still plenty the Demon Deacons need to improve, especially on defense.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Jamie Newman will begin the season as Wake Forest's starting quarterback.
Coach Dave Clawson announced the decision Sunday to start Newman ahead of sophomore Sam...
Those back-to-back 3-9 seasons are a distant memory at Wake Forest, replaced by a program-first three straight bowl victories.
As far as the Demon Deacons have come under Dave Clawson, the...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has signed coach Dave Clawson to a contract extension through the 2026 season.
Athletic director Ron Wellman announced the extension Tuesday on his...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest says Kendall Hinton will return for his final season and is expected to play only at wide receiver.
Coach Dave Clawson on Thursday announced that Hinton would be back for his redshirt senior season.
Hinton played both receiver and quarterback last season, catching six passes for 61 yards. He also rushed for two scores in 2018.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest receiver Greg Dortch says he is skipping his final two college seasons and entering the NFL draft.
Dortch announced his decision Sunday night, a day after the Demon Deacons beat Memphis 37-34 in the Birmingham Bowl.
Coach Dave Clawson said in a statement issued by the school that he supports the move and called Dortch "an exceptional player."
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jamie Newman's season started on a sour note and finished on a sweet one.
Newman ran for a 1-yard touchdown with 34 seconds left to cap a big performance and Wake Forest's comeback in a 37-34 victory over Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl on Saturday. The quarterback who lost the competition for the starting job in fall camp, then replaced an injured Sam Hartman, delivered big play after big play in a storybook ending to the season.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has promoted safeties coach Lyle Hemphill to defensive coordinator.
Coach Dave Clawson on Sunday also made defensive line coach Dave Cohen his assistant head coach for defense.
The moves came two months after defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel was fired following a 56-28 loss to Notre Dame.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest's roster was decimated by injuries before the 2018 season began, and things only got worse as the games came and went. So it was easy to understand the jubilant cheers of "We goin' bowling!" that echoed from their locker room after they knocked off another in-state opponent on the road to earn bowl eligibility.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Cade Carney rushed for a career-high 223 yards and Wake Forest closed out its regular season with a 59-7 win over Duke on Saturday.
Wake Forest (6-6, 3-5 ACC) secured bowl eligibility for the third time in coach Dave Clawson's five seasons at the school.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest says starting quarterback Sam Hartman will miss the rest of the season with a leg injury.
Coach Dave Clawson disclosed Hartman's injury on Sunday, a day after he was hurt during a 41-24 loss to Syracuse.
Hartman had started all nine games for the Demon Deacons (4-5, 1-4 ACC) but becomes the 12th Wake Forest player to suffer a season-ending injury. He was 161 of 291 for 1,984 yards and 16 touchdowns.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State and Wake Forest are desperate for a win with both coming off bye weeks and begin the second half of the season.
The Seminoles and Demon Deacons face off on Saturday in an ACC Atlantic Division matchup of programs that are looking to get back on track after shaky starts.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The last few weeks were trying times for Wake Forest's defense. They allowed 41 points in a loss to Boston College. They yielded 56 in another defeat at the hands of Notre Dame. They watched their coordinator lose his job.
On Saturday, players and coaches alike said they got back to having fun. It showed. The Demon Deacons scored two defensive touchdowns for the first time since 2008 and cruised to a 56-24 win over Rice.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest's defense had no way to stop its last two opponents. The Demon Deacons should find it easier to slow Rice.
The struggling Owls visit Wake Forest on Saturday in the Demon Deacons' first game since firing their defensive coordinator in the aftermath of a blowout loss to No. 8 Notre Dame.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has fired defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel.
Coach Dave Clawson announced the move Sunday, a day after the Demon Deacons' 56-27 loss to No. 8 Notre Dame , while saying it was "not a spur of the moment decision."
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Kendall Hinton is back for Wake Forest — but as a backup quarterback.
Coach Dave Clawson on Tuesday listed Hinton as the backup to freshman Sam Hartman for the Demon Deacons' game against No. 8 Notre Dame (3-0) this weekend.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest and Boston College will try to beat Hurricane Florence — and each other.
The Demon Deacons (2-0) play host to the Eagles (2-0) on Thursday in a key Atlantic Coast Conference matchup moved ahead two hours in an attempt to finish before the hurricane reaches central North Carolina.
"It's a decision of, is it safe?" Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said. "It looks like we can do it in a safe way for our players, for BC's players and for our fans.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — No Wake Forest quarterback had a better starting debut than Sam Hartman. The freshman wants to keep it going in Week 2.
The Demon Deacons (1-0) play host to Towson (1-0) of the FCS on Saturday, and they hope Hartman will be just as effective against the Tigers as he was in his first college start.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As confident as Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson is about the experience on his roster and the program he has built, he won't downplay the uncertainty that comes with opening a season on the road with a true freshman quarterback who wasn't projected to start this season.
Clawson has to hope that Sam Hartman looks as good under center at Tulane on Thursday night as he did during his best moments at practice this month.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Patience has been a necessity through the years at Wake Forest. Fifth-year coach Dave Clawson hopes it continues to pay off.
After following two 3-9 finishes with two bowl victories, Clawson has what appears to be his best team yet at the school — one that could contend for a title in a tough division that also features perennial ACC powers Clemson and Florida State.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has added two graduate transfer kickers, including one who has spent five years serving a military tour of duty.
Coach Dave Clawson added Darren Ford and Eric Osteen to the team Tuesday. Ford kicked and punted at Division III Hope College while Osteen completed his military service after graduating from West Point in 2013.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has suspended projected starting quarterback Kendall Hinton and tight end Thomas Cole for the first three games of the season.
The team announced the suspension Thursday, saying it was for a violation of team rules. The team didn't publicly specify the nature of the violation.
Hinton is a redshirt junior with four career starts. He emerged from spring practices as the projected starter after the departure of four-year starter John Wolford.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson called it a fitting ending to senior quarterback John Wolford's adversity-filled career — one where nothing seemed to come easy.
The four-year starter who battled through two difficult sack-filled 3-9 seasons to begin his career, threw for 400 yards and four touchdowns to help Wake Forest beat Texas A&M 55-52 in the Belk Bowl on Friday.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest wants to keep climbing up the Atlantic Coast Conference's postseason pecking order. For Duke, any bowl will do.
The Demon Deacons (7-4, 4-3) play host to the Blue Devils (5-6, 2-5) on Saturday in what amounts to a mythical state championship matchup with significant postseason implications for both teams.
"We just know that at this point," Duke safety Alonzo Saxton said, "it's win or go home."
No. 25 North Carolina State (7-3, 5-1 ACC, CFP No. 19) at Wake Forest (6-4, 3-3), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 12:
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly can deal with a game-time reunion of defensive assistants Mike Elko and Clark Lea with their former boss, Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson.
Whether Kelly's fifth-ranked Fighting Irish (7-1, No. 3 CFP) can deal on the field with the explosive Demon Deacons (5-3) is another matter.
Wake Forest (5-3) at No. 5 Notre Dame (7-1, CFP No. 3), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (NBC)
Line: Notre Dame by 14
Series record: Notre Dame leads, 3-0.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Notre Dame has steamrolled its last six opponents by a 27.2 scoring margin and will try to avoid an upset at the hands of the Demon Deacons, who are fresh off a 42-32 over Louisville. Wake Forest is trying to become bowl eligible for a second straight season.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest won't have running back Cade Carney and safety Jessie Bates for this week's game at No. 5 Notre Dame.
Coach Dave Clawson said Tuesday that the two players won't play Saturday but their injuries are not season-ending, do not require surgery and "hopefully we'll have them in a couple weeks."