First I hope everyone reading this has had a fantastic Hanukkah, Festivus, Christmas, first day of Kwanzaa, or whatever you may celebrate.
I have been tapping my watch, looking at my clocks and planning my tailgate. The week of the bowl is upon us and I could not be more excited to watch the Deacs play in the Belk Bowl on Friday for my last Wake Football game as an undergrad. Before BSD jumps into a preview of the game, we decided to take a look back at some of the highs, lows, and surprises of the season. So lets just jump into it !
What was the brightest spot of the season for you?
Adam: Greg Dortch. Need I say more?
Robert: I'll go with Greg Dortch. As just a redshirt freshman, he proved that he can be one of the most electrifying players in the ACC. I look forward to many more years of Dortch the Torch.
Matt: Dortch, seriously. Been watching Wake Forest football since 2005. Never seen a playmaker like him.
Elijah: Dortch emerging as a true playmaking threat.
Edward: Greg Dortch emerging as potentially the best receiver Wake has ever had
Marc: Whooping Louisville in the WakeyLeaks grudgematch (although Greg Dortch was key in that game - and it's the game he got hurt).
Cam: There seems to be a consensus here but I have to agree. The fact that he is on;y a redshirt freshman, Greg Dortch breaking out on the scene the way he did looks to be a bright spot going forward, yanno as bright as the sun is
What was the biggest letdown spot of the season for you?
Adam: Not closing out Duke in the last game of the season.
Robert: as to be the Duke game. Double digit home favorites with the chance to get to 8 regular season wins against a Duke team that struggles to score, and we just folded in the second half.
Matt: The Duke game. That was the least mentally tough we've been in a long, long time.
Elijah: Duke and GT games. Both were very winnable games that were lost due to poor execution down the stretch
Edward: The lack of aggressive playcalling early in the season that led to losses in games we could have won
Marc: Not being able to pull out wins against relatively weak FSU and Duke teams.
Cam: Gotta be the FSU game. Don’t know if it was how much crow I had to eat after wards, the super conservative playcalling, or the fact that we were in control for a vast majority of the game... but man that one hurt. Win that and the season has a completely different feel to it IMO.
Adam: Wolford having a Heisman like season #WhyNotJohn
Robert: Our offensive line was a very pleasant surprise. I had confidence in our quarterback play and skill position guys, but was very uncertain about the line. They came through with several guys earning All-ACC honors, and were a huge reason for our stout offensive performance this year.
Elijah: The offensive improvement. Who would have thought the Demon Deacons offense would make such strides.
Matt: John Wolford. At a bigger program and with a better record, he'd have gotten Heisman buzz. #WhyNotJohn
Edward: John Wolford’s Heisman worthy season #WhyNotJohn
Marc: O-Line - they were already better last season, but this season they were actually a strength, which seemed impossible just a couple of years ago.
Cam: O-Line. I saw this group come in as a freshman and they are completely unrecognizable compared to that season. This group has transformed into one of the best in the ACC and helped propel this pretty good offense.
So let’s hear some from you guys! Biggest Surprise/Letdown/Positive? Hope to see a bunch of you at the game on Friday. As always, Go Deacs.