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Deacon Dump: 9/28

The loss still stings. I owed you all a recap, but I just couldn't even write one without way too many four letter words coming out. I will run through a what went wrong this week that should encompass anything that I wanted in the recap. But we start fresh, and come home to play NC State this weekend, a game that they absolutely need to win.

Wake doesn't sweep loss to Boston College under rug : : Greensboro & the Triad's most trusted source for local news and analysis
Pendergrass wound up with 97 yards on just five carries, but said he gladly would have traded the 76-yard touchdown for a better result at the end. "It's almost like it didn't even happen, to be honest with you," he said of the run that tied for the ninth-longest run in school history.

BC defense forced to come up with a play - The Boston Globe
"We had a speed sweep called to the right and the running back [Pendergrass] went the wrong way,’’ Skinner said. "So when I went back there, I kind of froze up. I didn’t think he was going a different way. I went to put the ball in the other hand and I guess to try to run it or get back to the line of scrimmage, and their guy just got a hand on it. It was bad ball security by me. A kind of a sloppy play, really.’’

My Answer to Michael

ACC power rankings: Week 5 - College Football Nation - ESPN
9. Wake Forest (2-2, 0-1, LW No. 7): The Deacs’ youth on defense was exposed by first-year BC quarterback Dave Shinskie, and despite Riley Skinner’s best efforts, a busted play in overtime left Wake Forest in an early hole in the Atlantic Division standings.

An angst-ridden reader named Michael wrote in following my last post asking for me, or anybody for that matter, to explain why he should care so much about Wake Forest sports knowing full well that his hopes and expectations will ultimately be dashed as they’ve been dashed so many times before.

If anybody can help Michael, chime right in. His is a great question, one we’ve all been asking ourselves since Cain dropped Abel in the first round.