Deacon Dump 9/13: Reflecting on a big win


Obviously the NFL takes priority today, but here are a few links to look at while you watch your fantasy teams for the day. Enjoy!

OTB’s ACC Power Poll: Week 2 : On The B.Rink
7)..(8)..Wake Forest Demon Deacons…1-1(0-0 ACC) Stanford was awake enough to jump out to a 17-3 halftime lead, but apparently needed a nap in second to a 24-17 loss. Wake Forest played typical Grobe football with minimal mistakes and just enough offense to win. Wake QB Riley Skinner would throw for a TD and run the game-winning one in with only 2 seconds remaining for the Deacs. Got to give Wake Forest credit for strong scheduling(but they probably did not figure on Baylor and Stanford actually being good at the time of setting it up).

ACC INSIDER: Deacons finally Wake up to prevent 0-2 start – ACC Insider - Wilmington Star News - Wilmington, NC - Archive
Wake was trailing 17-3 when the alarm finally went off. It came in the form of an ultimatum from a normally mild-mannered coach Jim Grobe. "He said that if we didn’t play better (in the second half), we shouldn’t show up for practice on Monday," senior offensive tackle Joe Birdsong recalled.

ACC helmet stickers: Week 2 - College Football Nation - ESPN
Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner: Skinner engineered his seventh career fourth quarter game-winning drive with a 24-17 win over Stanford. He completed 18 of 26 passes for 187 yards and one touchdown. In the process, Skinner broke the school record for pass completions in a career. He now has 677 career completions. Skinner scored on a 1-yard run with 2 seconds left to play. During the fourth quarter, Skinner completed 8 of 9 passes for 92 yards. On the final drive, he was 4 for 4 for 65 yards including a 44-yard completion to Lovell Jackson on third and nine from the Stanford 46. He completed his final eight passes of the game.

Deacons wake up in 2nd half to spark win - CharlotteObserver.com
"In the first half, it was like we were playing patty-cake," Grobe said. "After giving up 17 points, it was like what the heck, we might as well turn it loose. They figured out that was a better way to play."

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