Wake Forest looking to upset Notre Dame
The Demon Deacons "hurry up" offense could certainly challenge the Irish. In their 41-34 loss last week to Boston College, Wake Forest ran 105 plays - a school record. But the team has been plagued by injuries since the spring losing 7 players to torn ACLs.
The last couple weeks, the Irish have had teams try to knock them off for a top-10 win to boost their own resumes.
That's exactly what wake forest is hoping for.
Wake Forest knows exactly what's possible anytime they line up against Notre Dame.
"It's a team that always looks the part. This is never a game that you look down at the other side and see them warming up and say 'hey, we got this one," Dave Clawson, Wake Forest head coach, said.
After last year's offensive explosion at the Demon Deacons' expense, to the tune of 700 plus yards, Coach Clawson wants to ensure the Irish continue this season's offensive inconsistency in Winston-Salem.
As for the players at Wake, they say every challenge is welcome no matter what ranking an opponent brings into their stadium.
The focus is on themselves.
"It's the same for every game. You don't get more excited or less excited depending on the opponent. It sounds like everyone's lying when they say that, but it's true," Ryan Anderson, of Wake Forest, said.
"You've got to take every game the same amount. Go out there and play hard no matter who's out there. They're a good team and we're going to have to play hard against them," Sage Surratt, of Wake Forest, said.
There's no denying what a top-10 win can do to jumpstart your season.
After a tough loss against Boston College last weekend, the Demon Deacons are eager to pick up a big win for their home crowd.