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Deacon Dump 10/8: Countown to Gameday

Full load of links today. It's always good to be back in Winston-Salem, but for some reason this trip feels better than usual. Wake needs to come out fired up tomorrow--they've only scored three points combined in the last two meetings against the Terps in the first half. If they can set the tone early, they should be able to control the game. Onto the links...

Terps Ready For ACC Road Opener - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -
"The team's that have the confidence - you talk about the swagger - they have that inner confidence that they're going to win," Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen said after Thursday's practice. "And that's what we have to develop. We have to get to that point where we know what we have to do to be successful. That's a learning thing just like anything else. That's why this game is very important; to get some momentum, get back-to-back wins, to win on the road. Those are all confidence building things. For a young team, I think that's really important."

Series business: Maryland-Wake Forest - D1SCOURSE - Washington Times
This is the 39th straight season Maryland and Wake Forest have played. some recent highlights.

Wake Insider: Grobe, Skinner An Odd Couple Articles
"You talk about stats, it was fun for me to see Riley at the top of the passing charts in the ACC," Lobotzke said. "The problem was, he had four picks one game, and we lost. And we had like 10 drops against Maryland, and we lost. And then red zone production was down because you can’t hammer it in when you need to. "You can get all those (passing) yard stats, but in the end, if it’s not winning football games for you — and we just felt like it had lost two games for us, being a spread team — we just had to get back to what our formula was all those years, including the ACC championship season."

Maryland-Wake Forest Preview: This Game Actually Matters - Testudo Times
Prediction: Maryland is good enough to win, and you'd like to think they will. But you can feel it on this one: coming off an emotional win, going to an away game, conference implications...I hope I'm wrong, but I feel a big loss on the horizon. Wake 31, Maryland 14.

American Chronicle | No. 7 Deacs to Face No. 3 Heels
North Carolina and Wake Forest, two of the best men's soccer teams in the country, will meet at 7 p.m. today at Spry Stadium in a match that should have an NCAA Tournament feel.

ACC INSIDER: What the other guys are saying – ACC Insider - Wilmington Star News - Wilmington, NC - Archive
Up in Winston-Salem, both Wake Forest and Maryland are looking to build on the momentum gained with important ACC wins last week. The Terrapins, however, look like they’re going to be shorthanded thanks to some key injuries suffered in their upset of Clemson. With All-ACC running back Da’Rel Scott out at least five weeks with a broken wrist, more of the rushing load will now be placed on sophomore Davin Meggett, the son of former NFL star Dave Meggett.

My Take on Wake - Frye Returns to Practice |
Coach Jim Grobe threw Alex Frye a rope today, and allowed him to return to practice at Wake Forest. He let him know it was the end of the rope he was throwing.

Terps Seek 'Separation' at Wake -
The Washington Post's Eric Prisbell previews Maryland's matchup at Wake Forest on Saturday.

Terps, Wake Forest meet in key Atlantic Division game - ACC - ESPN
With its 3-2 record, Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe has officially led the Deacs to the winningest decade in school history. The Demon Deacons won 57 games during the 1940’s (1940-49), and that had been the previous highlight of the program’s history. After inheriting a 2-9 team from the 2000 season, Grobe has guided Wake Forest to 59 wins in the past eight-plus seasons, including a school-best three-year record of 28-12 during the 2006, 2007 and 2008 seasons.

Campbell Will Not Play vs. Wake Forest - Terrapins Insider - The Washington Post's in-depth coverage of University of Maryland sports
The biggest development tonight out in College Park was that Coach Ralph Friedgen said left tackle Bruce Campbell (knee) will not play against Wake Forest. So it will be Paul Pinegar at left tackle and R.J. Dill at right tackle.

Pass it Here: Deacs' Okoro confident
"I love being in single coverage, being on an island by myself," Okoro said. "It's basically showing who's man over man, showing who's dominant. It's a very important role right there, a very key role. Being out there by yourself, there's no help. It shows the true skills as a receiver and a DB."