Deacon Dump 9/15: Tuning up for ACC play

It certainly feels nice for football to be back in full swing.  After a couple crazy MNF games to cap off the week, it is time to read up on the next set of games around the country.  The Thursday night matchup between Georgia Tech and Miami should be a good one to kick things off.

Today there are a couple Elon stories, as well as updates on AC, Brett Hodges at UCF and the Wake soccer teams.  Enjoy your Tuesday!

Elon (2-0) at Wake Forest (1-1), (theacc.com, 6:30 p.m.)
Last time: Wake Forest won, 34-0, in 1939. Of note: The Deacons have won 10 of their last 11 games against in-state opponents.

Dangerous: Elon's offense may challenge Wake Forest
Lembo said that there are more similarities between Riddle and quarterback Riley Skinner of Wake Forest than height, or lack thereof. "He's got a strong arm," Lembo said of Riddle. "He's a savvy player, probably in some ways what (Wake Forest fans) have seen from their own quarterback the last few years.

Wake Forest regroups after loss to Connecticut ends 7-game NCAA women's soccer season win streak - ESPN

North Carolina's elite, including Melvin Tabb, dominated South Carolina's best - ESPN
Melvin Tabb, PF, 2010, 6-8, 210 (Raleigh, N.C./Enloe) College: Wake Forest The No. 63 overall player in the Class of 2010 is a hard-working power forward who understands what he does well and doesn't deviate from his strengths. Tabb makes his mark with his ability to rebound and defend the low post. Thanks to his great hands and college-ready body, he makes and maintains contact in the low post, where he scores most of his points. He also gets a lot of second-chance putbacks. Defensively, he looks to stay between his man and the bucket while understanding help concepts for his teammates. His positive, coachable attitude will enhance his production at the next level.

Tigers fall to No. 2 Wake Forest
Austin da Luz had two assists in leading second-ranked Wake Forest to a 3-1 victory over Clemson in an Atlantic Coast Conference men's soccer match at Clemson on Sunday evening.

Wake's Skinner completes odd career trend - ACC - ESPN
Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner has developed a habit of leading the Deacs to game-winning drives in his second game of each season. He's done it all four years.

Cool, clam Hodges takes quarterback reins at UCF -- OrlandoSentinel.com
"Was I surprised he wasn't named UCF's starting quarterback right away? To be honest, I was surprised he wasn't the starter at Wake Forest," said Kenne Brown, the Orangewood Christian athletics director who held the same position at Winter Springs during Hodges' senior year. "I think he probably would have started at Wake Forest if he wasn't injured his freshman year. When he said he was coming to UCF, I had no doubt he would be the starting quarterback."

Seahawks | Aaron Curry's motor revs up Seahawks aggressive D
Coach Jim Mora said the referee came over at least three times, telling him to have No. 59 calm down. "But every time I talked to him on the sideline, he was very calm," Mora said of Curry. "He wasn't frenzied. He wasn't out of his mind. He was in control. He just plays with a passion, energy and emotion and speed."

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