TALLAHASSEE, Fla (AP) — Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson knew his players were down after a double-overtime loss to Clemson last week.
He also knew they had put it behind them by the time they took the field for another top-25 matchup with Florida State.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson starting defensive tackle Bryan Bresee will miss his team's game with 10th-ranked North Carolina State on Saturday night.
Team spokesman Ross Taylor said Bresee had a non-football condition this week that required blood work and medical observation.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's defensive “Avengers” have yet to assemble.
The fifth-ranked Tigers were touted among the country's strongest defenses during the offseason, and the defensive front even gave themselves that hokey movie moniker.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — DJ Uiagalelei kept delivering the ball on target downfield for No. 5 Clemson in a shootout with No. 21 Wake Forest.
That offered enough cover for a defense that struggled for stops — right up until finally coming up with the winning play to cap a double-overtime classic.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Liberty scored with 1:11 left, but No. 19 Wake Forest stopped CJ Yarbrough’s two-point conversion attempt several yards short of the goal line for a tight 37-36 home victory Saturday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With Sam Hartman behind center, Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson feels pretty good about his team's chances.
Hartman passed for 300 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 23 Wake Forest beat Vanderbilt 45-25 on Saturday.
Wake Forest's time without star quarterback Sam Hartman turned out to be short. The question now for the 23rd-ranked Demon Deacons heading into Saturday's trip to Vanderbilt is how long it takes their offense to find last season's high-efficiency and prolific form.
No. 23 Wake Forest (1-0) at Vanderbilt (2-0), Saturday, noon ET (SEC Network)
Line: Wake Forest by 13 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 2:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 24 Tennessee at No. 17 Pittsburgh. The game is dubbed the Johnny Majors Classic, honoring the man who coached both programs, and it's in a series that dates to 1980.
Wake Forest ultimately had to go just one game without star Sam Hartman.
The school said Tuesday that the fifth-year quarterback has been medically cleared to play in the 23rd-ranked Demon Deacons' trip to Vanderbilt this weekend after receiving treatment for a blood clot.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Mitch Griffis threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start and Christian Turner and Taylor Morin added spectacular individual efforts on scores, helping No.
VMI (0-0) at No. 22 Wake Forest (0-0), 7:30 p.m. EDT (ACC Network)
Line: Wake Forest by 34 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson doesn't sound worried about his 22nd-ranked Demon Deacons starting the season with quarterback Sam Hartman sidelined indefinitely.
Instead, this is a chance to see how well third-year passer Mitch Griffis can handle the starting role for a veteran team with aspirations of returning to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
Years of patient building led Wake Forest to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Coach Dave Clawson knows it’s going to take even better play to stay there, and that job has only gotten tougher during preseason.
Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson knows his Demon Deacons must prepare to run their high-scoring offense without quarterback Sam Hartman.
Beyond that, it's unclear how long the veteran will be gone.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sam Hartman walked off the field at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium in December in despair after throwing four interceptions in Wake Forest's 45-21 loss to Pittsburgh in the 2021 ACC championship game.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Sam Hartman's big day capped Wake Forest's best season in 15 years.
Hartman tossed three touchdown passes, two of them to tight end Brandon Chapman, and the 20th-ranked Demon Deacons beat Rutgers 38-10 in the Gator Bowl on Friday to reach 11 wins for the second time in program history.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl: No. 20 Wake Forest (10-3) vs. Rutgers (5-7), Friday, 11 a.m. Eastern, (ESPN).
No. 20 Wake Forest (10-3, ACC) vs. No. 23 Texas A&M (8-4, SEC), Dec. 31, 11 a.m. ET
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has extended drives all year with a tempo-controlling offense that regularly responds with precision when it’s time to move the chains.
Pittsburgh’s defense keeps getting off the field with a knack for timely stops.
BOSTON (AP) — Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson had no complaints about sharing the screen on his postgame video call.
“Say hello to our new friend,” he said, holding up the ACC’s Atlantic Division trophy after the No.
No. 21 Wake Forest (9-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference, No. 10 CFP) at Boston College (6-5, 2-5), Saturday at noon EST (ESPN2).
Line: Wake Forest by 4 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 13 Wake Forest (9-1, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference, No. 10 CFP) at Clemson (7-3, 5-2), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (ESPN).
Line: Clemson by 4 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Someone is getting snubbed.
Virginia has Brennan Armstrong, who is third in the country with 3,557 passing yards. Pittsburgh has Kenny Pickett, who vaulted himself into the Heisman Trophy conversation with 32 touchdown passes this season.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The off-target throws, drops and mistakes kept coming for No. 13 Wake Forest. So did the injuries — all on a night when the Demon Deacons were trying to take a huge step toward winning their Atlantic Coast Conference division.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The ball sailed his way, and Wake Forest’s A.T. Perry had a step on his defender. He extended his right arm into his opponent's shoulder to maintain that sliver of sideline separation and corralled the ball with his left – pinned between his forearm, biceps and chest – while remaining in stride as he crossed the goal line.
Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference for Week 11:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 21 North Carolina State at No. 13 Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons (8-1, 5-0 ACC) took their first loss of the season last week, a three-point nail-biter to North Carolina in a nonconference matchup, so they're still a game ahead of NC State (7-2, 4-1) in the Atlantic Division.
Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference for Week 10:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Georgia Tech at Miami. The Hurricanes' 38-34 victory against Pittsburgh put them back in the ACC Coastal Division race at 4-4 overall and 2-2 in the league.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest's offense has spent the past two weeks moving briskly up and down the field. The good news is the defense came along for the ride with a strong performance of its own after a rough few weeks.
—Travis Dye, Oregon, became the first player in Football Bowl Subdivision history to score a TD on four consecutive carries during the 10th-ranked Ducks' 34-31 win over UCLA.
—Brennan Armstrong, Virginia, accounted for 495 yards and six TDs to help the Cavaliers beat Georgia Tech 48-40.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — When it was over, Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson used one word to describe it: “Wow!”
Sam Hartman threw for a career-high 458 yards and five touchdowns in a big-play display and ran for another score, and No.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Nick Sciba was ready when Wake Forest set him up with the shot at a winning field goal. He capitalized, just like the rest of these 24th-ranked Demon Deacons sitting atop the Atlantic Coast Conference race.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Sam Hartman threw three touchdown passes and Wake Forest scored on its first seven possessions in a 37-17 victory against Virginia on Friday night.
The Demon Deacons (4-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their fifth in a row against the Cavaliers as Hartman connected on scoring throws of 39 yards to Taylor Morin and 12 yards each to Blake Whiteheart and A.T.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Sam Hartman threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns, and A.T. Perry grabbed seven passes for 155 yards and a TD as Wake Forest cruised past mistake-plagued Florida State 35-14 Saturday afternoon.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Sam Hartman passed for 244 yards and a touchdown, Christian Turner rushed for two scores and Wake Forest beat Norfolk State 41-16 on Saturday.
Wake Forest scored 20 straight points, spanning halftime, to take control.
Wake Forest has veterans back playing under an established coach who has guided the Demon Deacons to the first run of five straight bowl games in program history. The challenge is to keep taking new steps despite the challenges in their own Atlantic Coast Conference division.