Wake Forest vs. Duke Notes

Sept. 9, 2006

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Today's Captains:
Today's captains were seniors Patrick Ghee and Willie Idlette. Duke won the toss and deferred to the second half. The?Blue Devils kicked off and defended the north goal.

The Wake Forest Win Today...

  • makes Wake Forest 2-0 for the first time since the 2003 season and for the third time under coach Jim Grobe.
  • improves Grobe's Wake?Forest record to 17-5 against in-state opponents.
  • improves Grobe's Wake Forest record to 14-27 in ACC?games, tied for the most career ACC?wins by a Demon Deacon head coach.
  • makes Wake Forest 2-4 in ACC?openers under Grobe.
  • gives Wake Forest its seventh straight victory against Duke.
  • improves Wake Forest's home winning streak against the Blue Devils to four games.
  • cuts Duke's lead in the all-time series to 53-32-2.
  • improves Grobe's record at Wake Forest to 28-32 in six seasons and his all-time record to 61-65-1 in 12 seasons.
  • improves Grobe's Wake Forest record to 16-15 in home games.
  • improves Grobe's Wake Forest record to 18-23 in afternoon games.
  • improves Grobe's Wake Forest record to 12-10 in September games.
  • improves Wake Forest's all-time record to 380-574-33.
  • improves Wake Forest's all-time ACC?record to 102-255-5.

    Updating The Grobe Era Record Book

  • Wake Forest rushed for the second-fewest yards in a game during the Jim Grobe Era. Wake had 57 yards on 24 carries for an average of 2.4. The fewest yards ever during the Grobe Era was 56 yards against Purdue on Sept. 13, 2003.
  • The Deacs' 14 first downs are tied for the fifth-fewest during the Grobe Era. The Era record is 11 against Georgia Tech on Oct. 11, 2003.
  • Riley Skinner's 22 pass completions tied the record for the most during the Grobe Era. Skinner was 22-for-29 for 235 yards. He tied the record that was first set at North Carolina Nov. 8, 2003.
  • The Demon Deacon defense gave up the fourth-fewest rushing yards in a game during the Grobe Era. The Era record is 49 set on Sept. 28, 2002, against Virginia.
  • Wake Forest tied the Grobe Era record for fewest points in a half after being shutout in the first half. It was the 12th time under Grobe that the Deacs have been shutout in a half.
     

     

    Starting Notes...
    QB Riley Skinner made his first career start ... the other 21 players that started for the Deacons had previously started in their careers... Senior offensive tackle Steve Vallos started his 36th straight game, tied for the seventh longest active streak by an offensive lineman in the nation ... Senior Patrick Ghee started his 24rd straight game at safety ... Offensive linemen Arby Jones started his 21th career game...

    Deacons Blanked At Halftime...
    Wake Forest was shut out in the first half for the first time since 2004 at Maryland and the first time at home since the Georgia Tech game in 2003.

    First Half Struggles...
    Wake Forest trailed by "only"?10 points despite being outgained in the first half 234 to 82 ... Duke picked up 15 first downs compared to Wake Forest's four ... The Deacons rushed 9 times for 29 yards while Duke rushed 20 times for 2 yards...

    Swank Breaks Punting Record...
    It didn't take long for one of Ryan Plackemeier's punting records to fall. Sam Swank uncorked an 86-yard punt in the second quarter -- officially from his own 14 yard line and into the Duke endzone for a touchback. The punt was the longest in Wake Forest history, surpassing Plackemeier's 82-yard blast against NC State last season at Groves Stadium. The ACC record is an 88-yard punt by John Fritsch of Maryland in 1956.

    And He's Got Nice Touch, Too...
    On Swank's next punt, he dropped a 49-yarder on the one-yard line. ?The punt was downed by Josh Gattis.

    Touchback Sam...
    On the second half kickoff, Swank's next play, he recorded a touchback.

    Finally, A Miss...
    Duke's missed field goal from 27 yards was the first by a Wake Forest opponent since the 2004 season finale at Maryland, a string of 16 in a row. Deacon opponents made all 15 attempts last year and Syracuse made its only attempt last week.

    Arnoux Falls On The Football...
    Sophomore LB Stanley Arnoux recovered a Duke fumble inside the Wake Forest 20 yardline during the second quarter. It was his second fumble recovery in as many weeks.

    Gattis, Curry, Thompson Leave With Injury...
    Senior safety Josh Gattis was injured on the first play from scrimmage of the third quarter. He suffered a hip injury and did not return. Sophomore linebacker Aaron Curry was taken to the locker room in the third quarter for fluids. He was suffering from cramps. Junior Jeremy Thompson left the game late in the fourth quarter with bruised ribs. Thompson did not return.

    Moore Sets New Career Single Game High For Catches...
    On Wake Forest's first touchdown drive of the day, Kenneth Moore caught his fourth reception of the day. That set a new single game career high by the Charlotte junior. Moore finished with six catches for 61 yards.

    Idlette Sets News Career Single Game High For Receiving Yards...
    Willie Idlette finished with four catches for 68 yards to break his personal single-game yards record. His previous best was 67 yards against Georgia Tech on Oct. 11, 2003.

    Skinner to Tereshinski Scoring Strike...
    Riley Skinner's third quarter touchdown pass to John Tereshinski was only the first career touchdown pass for Skinner, but also the first career touchdown reception for Tereshinski.

    Trailing After Three Quarters...
    Wake Forest trailed 13-7 at the end of the third quarter. The Deacons entered the game 6-25 in the Grobe era when trailing after three. The last time Wake Forest rallied to win in the fourth quarter was last October against Clemson. In Grobe's first five years, the Deacons posted seven fourth quarter comeback wins.

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