Last week we started our summer series previewing Boston College's upcoming 2013 season. We kicked off the series with a discussion on Villanova football, a look at the history of the series, an indepth look at QB John Robertson and an interview with 'Nova Blog VUHoops.com. This week we move on to the second installment, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
Boston College starts their slate of ACC games early this year with a matchup against our rivals (?) the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Both of these teams have a long history of close battles, with BC holding the edge 10-8-2. BC had a long strong of domination over WF from 2005-2010 where the Eagles won 5 of 6, however in the past two seasons it has been Wake who has come out victorious, most recently beating BC 28-14.
Wake is a team that has tools to be good on offense, but a defense that was almost as bad as Boston College's last year. The Deacons will be led by senior QB Tanner Price, who has started the previous three seasons for Head Coach Jim Grobe. Price is a legit college quarterback who has had good success over the past two seasons against Boston College averaging close to 300 yards a game. However this has been against Frank Spaziani's cushion defense, and with a wily wide receiver like Michael Campanaro, the results were inevitable.
Speaking of Campanaro he stands to be the biggest offensive threat the Eagles will face in September. He is fresh off a monster junior season where he caught 79 passes, even when he missed two games due to an injury. He absolutely lit up Boston College in 2012, when he caught 16 passes for 123 yards and three touchdowns. Eagles fans everywhere have to be praying that Don Brown has an alternate plan for dealing with Michael Campanaro.
On the ground BC will be facing a familiar foe, senior running back Josh Harris. The senior will be playing in his third game against the Eagles, two of which he has scored touchdowns. Last season Harris finished the year with 608 yards and five touchdowns.
Defensively, Wake suspectible to giving up lots of big plays and lots of points. Last season they allowed 432.8 yards a game, with a pass defense that ranked 101st in the country allowing 302 yards a game. In terms of positives the defense was led by linebacker Justin Jackson who had four sacks last season, and cornerback Kevin Johnson who led the team with 3 interceptions.
Things You Need To Know About Wake Forest:
Head Coach: Jim Grobe, 12th season, 62-60 record
Leading Returning Passer: Tanner Price, senior QB, 228-420, 2300 yards, 12 TD's 7 Ints
Leading Returning Rusher: Josh Harris, senior RB, 137 rushes, 608 yards, 5 touchdowns
Leading Returning Receiver: Michael Campanaro, 79 receptions 763 yards, 6 TD's
Recent Success: In 2006 Wake Forest won the ACC Championship
Famous Alumni: Tyson Clabo, Aaron Curry, Desmond Clark, Bill George, Fred Robbins, Norm Snead, Jay Williams, Joe Zelenka
Wake Forest Twitter Accounts To Follow:
Upcoming Schedule for Wake Forest Week:
Wednesday: Preview of Wake Forest Wide Receiver Michael Campanaro
Thursday: Boston College's Key To Victory
Friday: Interview With Blogger So Dear