Vanderbilt Football First Look: Wake Forest

Vanderbilt first look: Wake Forest

Vanderbilt football meets Wake Forest on Saturday in Winston-Salem. Here is your first look at the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

Wake Forest Season So Far

Date Opponent Time TV
31-Aug vs. Elon 7:00 PM ET W 37-17
9-Sep vs. Vanderbilt 11:00 AM ET ACCN
16-Sep at Old Dominion 12:00 PM ET
23-Sep vs. Georgia Tech TBA
7-Oct at Clemson TBA
14-Oct at Virginia Tech TBA
21-Oct vs. Pittsburgh TBA
28-Oct vs. Florida State TBA
2-Nov at Duke 7:30 PM ET ESPN
11-Nov vs. North Carolina State TBA
18-Nov at Notre Dame 3:30 PM ET NBC
25-Nov at Syracuse TBA

Key Stats (per game)

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct (125 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
28
44
5
6
0.538
0.462
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense (125 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
8
48
3
9
0.125
0.310
4th Down Conversion Pct (82 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
80
82
7
7
0.250
0.000
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense (101 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
98
101
12
9
0.800
1.000
Blocked Kicks (3 ranked) Vanderbilt 2 1 2
Blocked Kicks Allowed (116 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
1
1
1
1
0
0
Blocked Punts (2 ranked) Vanderbilt 1 1 2
Blocked Punts Allowed (124 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage (125 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
68
80
6
11
0.633
0.590
Defensive TDs (1 ranked)
Fewest Penalties (125 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
26
114
4
13
4
11
Fewest Penalties Per Game (125 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
27
62
4
6
4.00
5.50
Fewest Penalty Yards (125 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
62
109
6
13
50
92
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game (125 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
58
64
7
6
46.00
50.00
First Downs Defense (125 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
26
117
4
13
13
33
First Downs Offense (125 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
6
52
1
4
41
23
Fumbles Lost (121 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
1
1
1
1
0
0
Fumbles Recovered (13 ranked)
Kickoff Return Defense (125 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
78
93
10
7
20.00
22.33
Kickoff Returns (107 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
9
31
2
3
41.50
24.00
Net Punting (123 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
18
46
5
4
45.40
42.00
Passes Had Intercepted (125 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
58
58
10
5
1
1
Passes Intercepted (34 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
5
11
2
1
3
2
Passing Offense (125 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
22
56
2
7
329.0
252.0
Passing Yards Allowed (125 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
35
84
5
12
146.0
247.0
Passing Yards per Completion (125 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
7
30
1
4
17.32
14.00
Punt Return Defense (125 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
9
90
2
9
0.00
7.00
Punt Returns (125 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
16
33
5
3
17.50
9.75
Red Zone Defense (71 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
15
50
4
6
0.500
0.714
Red Zone Offense (122 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
1
68
1
10
1.000
0.818
Rushing Defense (125 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
35
49
6
5
87.5
105.0
Rushing Offense (124 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
79
97
9
10
127.0
98.0
Sacks Allowed (125 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
76
113
9
10
2.00
4.00
Scoring Defense (125 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
52
66
5
11
17.0
20.5
Scoring Offense (120 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
36
45
10
4
40.0
37.0
Tackles for Loss Allowed (123 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
94
106
11
9
6.50
8.00
Team Passing Efficiency (125 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
28
41
2
7
181.79
157.60
Team Passing Efficiency Defense (125 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
15
83
3
10
81.29
135.79
Team Sacks (71 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
13
42
3
7
4.00
2.50
Team Tackles for Loss (121 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
8
30
2
6
10.0
7.5
Time of Possession (125 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
86
87
10
8
28:10
28:08
Total Defense (125 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
31
67
4
12
251.0
334.5
Total Offense (125 ranked) Wake Forest
Vanderbilt
52
69
7
9
427.0
379.0
Turnover Margin (125 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
23
23
6
2
1.00
1.00
Turnovers Gained (48 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
8
26
2
3
3
2
Turnovers Lost (122 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
40
40
8
5
1
1
Winning Percentage (85 ranked) Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
1
1
1
1
1.000
1.000

Wake Forest Injuries and Suspensions


Player POS Status
M. Frogge TE Ques Sat – Undisclosed
C. Jones LB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
D. Greene WR Early Jan – Knee

Source: Covers.com

Challenges for Vanderbilt

Wake Forest defeated FCS Elon 37-17 last weekend in Winston-Salem, N.C. Quarterback Mitch Griffis completed 19 of 30 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns. Griffis was sacked four times. Running back Demond Claiborne ran for 74 yards and a touchdown in 13 carries. Receiver Jahmal Banks had six receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown. Defensive back Malik Mustapha led the Demon Deacons with nine tackles including two tackles for loss. Check back at 14Powers.com in a few days for our full preview of this game along with a gameweek prediction of the final score.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Vanderbilt 17, Wake Forest 20

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the ACC Network Network.

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