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2006 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football Preview

2006 Wake Forest Demon Deacons season preview from Maddux Sports. Included is a break down of the team, some information about the university, and the 2006 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football Schedule. For football handicapping purposes consider using Maddux's College football picks for the extra edge over your bookmaker in 2006. In addition be sure to bookmark our free live NCAA odds feed for the upcoming season.

Coach: Jim Grobe (6th year at Wake Forest)
Team Name: Demon Deacons
2005 Overall Record: 4-7
2005 ACC Conference Record 3-5
Returning Starters: 19

The past few years have been tough on the Deacons, but they now have depth and still possess a strong running game. But will the lack of an aerial attack hurt their chances for a long overdue winning season?

Junior running back Micah Andrews (110 CARR, 482 YDS, 2 TDs), who replaces the record-setting Chris Barclay, did well in limited action last year. He’s got power and ability and should step up this season.

The Deacons offensive line is seasoned and ready to open the field for Andrews. Junior QB Ben Mauk, who was relieved of starting duties last season after going 1-3, will start again this year, despite a poor spring. The question is can he connect enough to keep opponents from focusing on Andrews? In four games last season, he threw 1 touchdown pass and 6 interceptions.

The Wake Forest defense has been less than stellar recently, however they have a talented group of returnees, especially at linebacker and in the secondary. Corner Alphonso Smith looks to have a breakout year and juniors Jeremy Thompson (10.5 tackles for a loss) and Matt Robinson are defensive anchors at the end spots. However, nose guard and tackle are both question marks.

The Deacons have a fairly easy season and may have enough to challenge B.C., Maryland and North Carolina. Bowl bound? It depends on Mauk more than anything.

Wake Forest Football Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Road
Sep 2
Syracuse
Home
Sep 9
Duke
Home
Sep 16
UCONN
Road
Sep 23
Mississippi
Road
Sep 30
Liberty
Home
Oct 7
Clemson
Home
Oct 14
NC State
Road
Oct 28
North Carolina
Road
Nov 4
Boston College
Home
Nov 11
Florida State
Road
Nov 18
Virginia Tech
Home
Nov 25
Maryland
Home

 

For more info on the 06 Demon Deacons check out Wake Forest's official athletic site, or keep reading on the rest of the Atlantic Coast Conference Teams below.

 

2006 ACC Football Previews

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