Football Game Notes - Wake Forest vs. Vanderbilt
Senior Michael Hoag will be playing in his final home game as a Demon Deacon this Saturday.
Senior Michael Hoag will be playing in his final home game as a Demon Deacon this Saturday.

Nov. 22, 2011

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Bowl eligible for the first time since 2008, Wake Forest will look to polish its postseason resume as the Demon Deacons close the regular season by hosting the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday afternoon at BB&T Field. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU and can also be heard on the Wake Forest Sports Network from IMG College.

The Deacons are coming off a 31-10 win over Maryland last Saturday at BB&T Field. Wake Forest's offense exploded for 504 total yards, as the Deacons broke a 7-7 halftime tie by outscoring the Terps 24-3 in the second half.

Sophomore quarterback Tanner Price threw for a season-high 320 yards and three touchdowns, one of them to Chris Givens, who finished with a career-high 191 receiving yards.

Price completed 20 of his 32 pass attempts. His 320-yard performance was only six yards shy of his career high of 326, which was set against Navy in 2010.

Givens' 191 yards on eight catches eclipsed his previous high of 170 yards, which was set in this year's season opener at Syracuse. Michael Campanaro also had a strong night receiving, catching seven passes for 80 yards. Cameron Ford and Terence Davis each hauled in a touchdown catch.

Senior tailback Brandon Pendergrass carried the ball 26 times for 125 yards and a touchdown. True freshman Orville Reynolds chipped in 63 yards on 11 carries.

Quickie Notes
- The Demon Deacons have won the last three meetings with Vanderbilt, including a 23-10 victory at BB&T Field in 2008.

- Wide receivers Chris Givens and Michael Campanaro have combined to catch 127 passes this season. That is tied for the second-best total in school-history behind the duo of Kenny Moore and Josh Adams who hauled in a combined 132 passes in 2007.

Next Up...
Wake Forest will be headed to a bowl game for the first time since 2008, when the Deacons played in the inaugural EagleBank Bowl in Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

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