Deacon Dump 9/7:  Ouch

Not a good weekend for the Deacs and the ACC in general.  Expect the Miami-FSU game tonight to be filled with announcers trashing the league.  At least the Wake soccer team had a solid weekend.  Onto the links...

Reality Bites: ACC still outside looking in
Wake Forest drew its smallest home-opener crowd (27,905) since 2005 and lost to Baylor 24-21. The Deacons' restocked defense couldn't suppress quarterback Robert Griffin or runner Jay Finley, and Baylor intercepted three Riley Skinner passes.

First Down: Five Worst ACC Losses of the Week - Washington Times
4. Baylor 24, Wake Forest 21 -- It's not a good sign for the ACC when a bottom-feeding Big 12 school can win on the road at one of the league's best programs in recent years.

ACC INSIDER: Fifth quarter - The ACC looked out of its league
3. Deacon blues: Wake Forest’s suspect defense actually held up pretty well after giving up a long opening drive. Its downfall turned out to be a disappointing veteran offense that turned the ball over four times and gained less than 300 total yards.

Damontre Harris Update
Damontre Harris of Fayetteville, N.C., will take an official visit to Wake Forest this weekend. He is scheduled for USC on the Sept. 18, Maryland on Sept. 25 and Florida Oct. 16. He also will visit VCU. Harris continues to favor USC.

Stanford Lookalikes!

Mediocre at Best Performance by WFU quarterback Skinner not up to his usual standards
"That's what we're trying to get back to, multiple-set stuff, a lot of different things to look at," Grobe said. "Our counter plays have been pretty good against our defense out of those (wishbone and flexbone) sets and really it's no different than being in the slots. It gives you that look. "But trust me, Riley is not a wishbone quarterback."

No. 3 Wake tops Indiana in marquee matchup - Video highlights

No. 2 Deacons Top No. JMU 3-1 - WAKE FOREST OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
The second-ranked Wake Forest field hockey team improved to 3-1 for the season with a 3-1 road victory over 12th-ranked James Madison on Sunday.

Randolph's First Collegiate Goal Lifts No. 3 Wake to 2-1 Win Against No. 7 Indiana - WAKE FOREST OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Freshman Sean Randolph made his first collegiate goal a memorable one, scoring on a diving header attempt in the 72nd minute to give No. 3 Wake Forest a 2-1 win at No. 7 Indiana on Sunday afternoon at Armstrong Stadium

Mistakes prove costly for Wake Forest - College Football Nation - ESPN
Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe said the Deacs "got what we deserved." "When you turn the ball over as many times as we did, and then you give up as many big plays -- a couple of them for scores on defense -- it’s hard to beat a good football team," Grobe said. "We deserved what we got today and I give Baylor credit for that. I’m not saying that Baylor didn’t play very well."

Steve Kelley | Curry feels rush for Hawks | Seattle Times Newspaper
Put the binoculars on Curry and watch him play his first half in Seattle and it's easy to imagine what the next 16 Sundays are going to be like for the Seahawks. Curry is a show within a show. Watching him rush the quarterback is its own sport. Watching him hit running backs is like watching George Foreman in his prime.


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