Strategy And Personnel

The Sports Xchange

September 05, 2018 at 9:31 am.

KEY MATCHUP: Wake Forest secondary vs. Towson QB Tom Flacco. The Demon Deacons were burned on a couple of long pass plays in the Tulane game and that might entice Towson to look for some big-yardage opportunities in the passing attack. Tulane’s touchdowns came on 52- and 74-yard pass plays. If the Demon Deacons remain stout along the defensive front, it’s bound to mean Towson will turn to more of an aerial attack.

Flacco, the brother of Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco, has been in programs at Western Michigan and Rutgers until this transfer. He connected with three different receivers for plays of 25 yards or more in the opener against Morgan State, so even though he has a reputation as a solid rushing quarterback, he’s also willing to look downfield.


–C Ryan Anderson has started 30 consecutive games. He’s capable of shifting to guard or tackle if that’s what the Demon Deacons need. His stock began to rise last year as the Demon Deacons racked up record yardage totals and now scouts will have a chance to zero in on him to see what he’s doing so well on a regular basis.


–WR Greg Dortch made a career-high 12 receptions in the opener. It was the first game for the redshirt sophomore since he required season-ending surgery following for an injury in late October of last season.

–DL Chris Calhoun, a senior, notched a career-high 12 tackles in the opener at Tulane.

–TE Jack Freudenthal had the first crack at filling some of the void after standout TE Cam Serigne’s eligibility expired on a stellar career. But Freudenthal was ejected in the first half of the opener because of a targeting penalty.