Wake Forest takes on its lone FCS opponent in the Towson Tigers on Saturday at noon at BB&T Field in the home opener for the Deacs.
In their first game of the season, Towson put up 36 points on Morgan State, and defeated them 36-10.
The offense is led by redshirt junior quarterback Tom Flacco, a transfer from Rutgers. In his career first start last week, Flacco threw for 245 yards and 2 touchdowns on 18-28 passing. He also had an interception and was sacked four times by Morgan State’s defense. Flacco rushed 13 times for 27 yards, and led the team in rush attempts.
The rushing attack is led by Kobe Young, a sophomore from Winston-Salem out of Parkland High School. He had 7 attempts for 66 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 9.4 yards per carry. Expect Young to have some local fans at the game on Saturday.
The receiving corps is led by redshirt junior Shane Leatherbury, who had 5 catches for 93 yards, including one for 53 yards, in the win over Morgan State.
Junior kicker Aidan O’Neill is by far the best thing the Tigers have going for them. He is already the school’s all-time leader in career field goals made with 35. He went 4-4 against Morgan State with makes from 19, 36, 38, and 39 yards. His career long is a 49 yarder last year.
Needless to say, this game should be a blowout for Wake Forest, as the defense should have a field day against Towson’s smaller and less-exeperienced offensive line. The secondary should be looking to improve upon their performance from last week, especially with an inexperienced quarterback and no real threats for big plays with the exception of Leatherbury.