2011: 6-7 (5-3 ACC)
Home: Liberty, UNC, Army, Duke, Clemson, BC, Vanderbilt
Road: FSU, Maryland, Virginia, N.C. State, Notre Dame
|Sept. 15||at Florida State|
|Oct. 6||at Maryland|
|Oct. 20||at Virginia|
|Nov. 3||Boston College|
|Nov. 10||at N.C. State|
|Nov. 17||at Notre Dame|
Outlook: There’s a lot to like about Wake Forest’s 2012 football schedule. There are seven home games and all are winnable considering the fact that Grobe’s teams generally have played well against ACC Atlantic Division heavy Clemson.
September home games against Liberty, UNC, Army and Duke should give the Deacs a chance to start 4-1.
The open date (Oct. 13) falls squarely in mid schedule, exactly where coaches prefer and before a trip to Virginia.
There is one big problem — the game against Clemson (Thursday, Oct. 25) will give Wake almost no recovery time from the Oct. 20 trip to UVa.
After finishing 6-7 (5-3 ACC) in 2011, Wake should get positive leadership from junior quarterback Tanner Price (20 touchdown passes, six interceptions in ’11) and defensive lineman Nikita Whitlock.