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9/27 Deacon Dump

This week's Deacon Dump focuses on Wake Forest-Duke and some other crucial ACC games slated for Saturday

We experienced—and lived—Y2K, saw the United States embark in two wars (and drop out of one), watched the incessant fall of the mighty sluggers Bonds, Sosa and McGwire, and witnessed Wake Forest make an improbable run to a BCS Bowl all more recently than seeing Duke defeat the Demon Deacons. The Deacs have defeated their in-state rivals 12 times in a row, dating back to 1999—the Jim Caldwell era.

But both teams enter the game this weekend at 3-1 and Duke thinks its the year to end the streak. Last few seasons have come awfully close, especially last year's 24-23 victory on a 66 yard reception by Chris Givens in the fourth quarter. - Duke-WFU Capsule
The cliff notes about the battle in Winston-Salem between Duke and Wake Forest The Deacs currently stand as a 3 point favorite. - Grobe and player Q-&-A's
Interviews with Coach Grobe and several Demon Deacons players about last week's game versus the Black Knights and what to expect against the Blue Devils this week.

Defense in transition: Wake Forest faces different challenge in Duke - Sports Home - The Times News
Defense in transition: Wake Forest faces different challenge with Duke's lethal passing attack. Big change from Army's old-fashioned triple-option.

My Take on Wake - What’s the Story With the Defense? |

The Deacs have allowed an astonishing 133 points in their first four games and rank 106th out 120 teams in FBS total defense. That is a far cry from the defense we all expected. What is going on and what adjustments need to be made?

My Take on Wake - Psst. Did You Hear Whitlock’s Going to Play? |
All sources point to Nikita Whitlock returning to the field this weekend. This should bolster a recently-struggling defense and add an All-ACC caliber playmaker to the defensive line.

What to watch in the ACC: Week 5 - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN

Here are 10 things to keep an eye on in the ACC this week:

Dabo versus Spaz: Boston College Press Conference - Shakin The Southland
Dabo Swinney previews Clemsons tough road game against Boston College.

Q&A with Backing the Pack - The 7th Floor
North Carolina State is playing their first conference game this Saturday in Miami. With lots of content this week, lets jump right in to what Backing The Pack has to say.

No. 13 Deacons Downed by Terrapins 2-1 - Wake Forest Official Athletic Site
Maryland took only five shots against No. 13 Wake Forest, but two of them found the back of the net to give the Terrapins a 2-1 win over the Demon Deacons on Sunday at Spry Stadium.

Four Deacs Score in 4-0 Shutout over Appalachian St. - Wake Forest Official Athletic Site
The offense exploded for No. 16 Wake Forest against Appalachian State, as four different Demon Deacons scored in a 4-0 win over the Mountaineers on Tuesday night at Spry Stadium. Overton makes choice
A three-star wing is now headed to Wake Forest after a weekend official visit. The shooting guard is the second commit to the Deacs, along with small forward Greg McClinton