Duke Faces Wake Forest On Youth Day
The Duke football team will play its first home game in more than a month on Saturday, October 6 when the Blue Devils welcome Wake Forest to Durham for a 1 p.m. contest. The game can be heard on the Duke Radio Network with Bob Harris (play-by-play), Wes Chesson (analyst) and Anthony Dilweg (sideline) and is available online at www.ACCSelect.com. Last week, the Blue Devils suffered a 24-14 loss at Miami. Wake Forest is coming off a bye week. In their last outing, the Demon Deacons secured a 31-24 overtime win over Maryland on September 22.
Duke-Wake Forest Series
Duke leads the all-time series with Wake Forest by a 53-32-2 count. The series dates back to March 29, 1889 when Wake Forest defeated Duke, 32-0, in Raleigh. In Durham, Duke has won 26 of the 43 meetings. Wake Forest has won seven in a row and eight of the past 10 meetings over the Blue Devils. Duke enjoyed success against the Demon Deacons in the 1960s and 70s, winning 14-of-17 games from 1961-78.
Series Record Duke leads, 53-32-2
Record in Winston-Salem Duke leads, 13-11-1
Last Duke Win in Winston-Salem 1998, 19-16
Last Wake Forest Win in Winston-Salem 2006, 14-13
Record in Durham Duke leads, 26-17
Last Duke Win in Durham 1999, 48-35
Last Wake Forest Win in Durham 2005, 44-6
Current Winning Streak Wake Forest, 7
Longest Duke Winning Streak 12, 1952-1963
Largest Duke Margin of Victory 67, 1937, 67-0
Longest Wake Forest Winning Streak 7, current
Largest Wake Forest Margin of Victory 38, 2005, 44-6
Wake Forest Scouting Report
The Demon Deacons enter this weekend’s contest with a 2-2 overall record and 1-1 mark in the ACC. They fell to Boston College on the road and defeated Maryland at home in conference action. Wake Forest is led by senior wide receiver Kenneth Moore, who has 27 receptions for 260 yards and one touchdown. He leads the ACC in receptions per game. The Demon Deacons have three running backs with over 100 yards with Josh Adams leading the team with 186 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Jeremy Thompson has five sacks while Chip Vaughn leads the team with 34 tackles.
Duke-Wake Forest Notes
Duke graduate assistant coach Drew Dayton is a 2003 graduate of Wake Forest. He was a three-year letterwinner, helping the Demon Deacons to two bowl game appearances. Wake Forest assistant athletic director for football Bill Faircloth served the 1976 and 1977 seasons on the Blue Devils’ coaching staff. Duke’s Justin Boyle and Wake Forest’s Geoff Wissing and Zach MacDowall all graduated from Harrison (Ga.) High School. Duke’s Joe Surgan and Marcus Lind along with Wake Forest’s Mike Simmons prepped at St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) High School. Duke’s Jomar Wright and Wake Forest’s Trey Bailey are both graduates of Byrnes (S.C.) High School. Duke’s Jarrod Holt and Wake Forest’s Louis Frazier both are graduates of Clearwater (Fla.) High School. Duke’s Andrew Holoman and Wake Forest’s Devon Brown both graduated from Stone Bridge (Va.) High School. Duke’s Trevor Dixon and Wake Forest’s Greg Bechtel and Josh Adams are all graduates of Cary (N.C.) High School. Wake Forest senior defensive end Jeremy Thompson is the younger brother of former Blue Devil defensive tackle Orrin Thompson (2001-04), who is now with the Green Bay Packers.
More Duke-Wake Forest Series Notes
1889: On March 29, Wake Forest defeats Duke in the first meeting between the schools.
1930: Duke and Wake Forest battle to a 13-13 tie as the Blue Devils go 8-1-2.
1938: Duke blanks Wake Forest, 7-0, in one of nine regular season shutouts for the “Iron Dukes”.
1945: Duke’s George Clark rushes 17 times for a school single-game record 214 yards as the Blue Devils win, 26-19.
1962: Duke posts its largest win over an ACC opponent by defeating the Deacons, 50-0.
1963: The Duke defense intercepts a school record six passes in a 39-7 win.
1981: Duke has three backs Mike Grayson (17-188), Joel Blunk (20-110) and Greg Boone (16-101) top the 100-yard barrier in a 31-10 victory.
1988: Duke’s Anthony Dilweg throws for 475 yards the most ever given up by a Wake Forest defense and the second highest single-game total in Duke history but Wake Forest prevails, 35-16, by taking advantage of five Blue Devil turnovers.
1995: Wake Forest’s Rusty LaRue sets an NCAA record with 55 pass completions while throwing for 478 yards but Duke wins, 42-36, thanks to a 28-0 halftime lead.
1999: The Blue Devils score a school record 34 points in the first quarter and hold on for a 48-35 win. The game features 99-yard kickoff returns for touchdowns by Duke’s Scottie Montgomery and Wake Forest’s John Stone.