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Deacon Dump 10.10.11

Huge win this weekend over FSU. Got the recaps from here and TN, as well as some power rankings, analysis, and looking ahead to the Virginia Tech game.

Gobbler Country is the VT SB Nation affiliate, and we will have a Q and A with them later in the week. Head on over there to learn up on the opponent for Saturday (6:30, ESPN3).

Got the Blogpoll Ballot coming up later today, as well as some Power Rankings either today or tomorrow, so check out BSD for all the latest Wake info!

Links after the jump.


Wake Forest’s Jim Grobe achieves beyond the numbers - The Washington Post
When the time comes for Jim Grobe to retire, the chances that he will be voted into the College Football Hall of Fame are probably somewhere between slim and none with slim having little chance of prevailing. Almost halfway through his 17th season as a head coach Grobe has an overall record of 99-94-1. And yet, if any of those voting were to take a close look at Grobe’s accomplishments he might be voted in by acclamation.


Drives against Hokies critical for Deacons - Wake Forest -
Wake Forest did enough defensively to hold off the Seminoles , forcing five turnovers, including a timely fourth-quarter interception. Yet its balanced offense - 391 total yards - deserves credit for producing the most points ever scored by the Deacons against FSU. Sophomore quarterback Tanner Price threw for 233 yards and three touchdowns. Josh Harris and Brandon Pendergrass combined for 180 yards rushing.


LOWF Defeats FSU 35-30 - Blogger So Dear
I heard and read it all week from all corners, nooks, and crannies of the internet: "No matter how bad we play, we will beat them because it's "Wake Forest". Well, the Deacs came out yesterday and showed Florida State that they cannot continue taking an "oh it's just Wake Forest" mindset if they want to beat us.  These are not your Daddy's Deacs. Florida State was the faster, better, and stronger team, but the Deacs found a way to win by forcing 5 turnovers, and making big play after big play on the vaunted FSU defense. 


Florida State doesn't match Wake's focus & intensity, loses 35-30 - Tomahawk Nation
The Florida State Seminoles lost to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 35-30. This was a big game for Wake Forest, as many popular Wake figures were back in town to celebrate the unveiling of the video board. Wake stormed out early, but it appeared that the 'Noles lost this one much earlier -- during the weekly game prep in which FSU likely didn't take Wake seriously enough. That falls on the coaching staff. In the game preview, we raised this concern, asking whether FSU would take Wake Forest seriously during the week. 


My Take on Wake - In The Blink of a Black Eye |
"I think a big part of that is that’s what is fueling us right now,’’ Ehrmann said. "We’ve all been there and we hated it. All of us love to win, so through the spring and through the summer we said `That’s not us. We don’t want to do that again. We’re not going to let that happen again.’ "So here we stand.’‘


My Take on Wake - Price Playing Keep Away |
"He took great care of the ball,’’ Grobe said of Price. "And sometimes we were coming off our end zone and put the ball in the air. We had some situations where we had to throw the football and they knew we had to throw the football. And he took some sacks today. "But he really did a nice job taking care of the football and didn’t throw it into traffic. Taking care of the ball on offense was as important today as anything we did.’‘


Florida State Loses To Wake Forest, Seminoles Players Lose Twitter - From Our Editors -
Florida State has lost three straight games, the last to noted national power Wake Forest. This has produced a fair bit of static for Seminoles players on Twitter from disgruntled fans, which is presumably why their tweeting days are done.


BCS Underdogs: Can Illinois, Kansas State, Rutgers Or Wake Forest Crash The Party? -
Since they knocked off N.C. State at home in the second week of the season (a win that seemed a lot more impressive then than it does now), I have constantly used one word to describe Wake Forest: salty. They have played four FBS teams this year, and all four of those games were decided by one possession, no matter the quality of the opponent (Florida State) or the lack thereof (Boston College, N.C. State, Syracuse). They moved to 3-0 by bolting to a double-digit lead against the No. 23 Seminoles and holding on for dear life. Their numbers suggest that they obviously aren't a high-quality squad, but 3-0 is 3-0. If they can figure out how to win three of their final five conference contests, they could sneak into the conference title game.


2011 Virginia Tech Football: Wake Forest Game Guide - Gobbler Country
Wake Forest: The Deacs might be the most surprising team in the ACC so far this year. After losing a heart-breaker in overtime to start the season at Syracuse, they've rolled off four consecutive wins, including last week against Florida State. If it hadn't been for an injury to quarterback Tanner Price against Syracuse, Wake could very well be undefeated. After a freshman year full of growing pains, Price has established himself as a starter and has 10 TD passes this year, compared to seven in all of 2010.


ACC power rankings: Week 7 - ACC Blog - ESPN
4. Wake Forest (4-1, 3-0; LW: No. 6): Welcome back to the top half of the ACC, Wake Forest. It’s been a while. It was an historic win for the Deacs over Florida State -- not because they haven’t done it before, but because it gave them their first 3-0 start in conference play in school history. Wake had the advantage at quarterback over the Noles and the defense forced five turnovers. Can they keep it up against the defending ACC champs?