All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. The Deacons took the lead midway through the first quarter on a 9-yard reverse by Willie Idlette. All rights reserved. The team and its star linebacker Jon Abbate would become the subject of a 2011 feature film, The 5th Quarter. With the win, the Deacons were 3–0 for the first time in 19 years. On defense, the only starter to leave was nose tackle, Goryal Scales. In these cases, the average was taken. The Hokies padded their lead with a fourth-quarter field goal, to give them the win, 27–6. [5], Although the Deacons returned an ACC high 18 starters from the 2005 team,[4] they lost four key starters to graduation. In the third quarter, a 22-yard field goal by Swank gave the Deacons a 17–3 lead that wouldn't hold. The Deacons defense intercepted two Reggie Ball passes to help their effort. In the first half, both teams kicked field goals to go to halftime tied at 3. The half ended with the teams tied 10–10. As a matter of policy, Sports Reference only reports the results of games as played on the field. Although the Flames were able to score twice, the Deacons easily outscored and outplayed them, winning 34–14. After holding the Deacons, the Wolfpack moved to the 40-yard line before a pass intercepted by Josh Gattis ended the game. In the third quarter the Tar Heels took their first lead with a 35-yard field goal. From 1891 to 1893, under head coach E. Walter Sikes, Wake Forest posted a 6–2–1 record. 19 Virginia Tech Hokies next visited the Deacons. [46] Finally, Jeff Griffin on the second team and Riley Skinner on the third team, were named by the Sporting News to their Freshman All-American team. [38] Although none won, Grobe was named coach of the year by five other organizations,[39][40][41][42] including the AP award and the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award. On the first play of the fourth quarter a fumble on the Deacons' 35-yard line was returned by Gaines Adams for a touchdown. The Deacons answered with another field goal, but the Hokies kept an 11-point lead after their own field goal. [34] Along with the individual awards, nine players, five on the first team, one on the second, and three honorable mention, a Wake Forest record, were named to the All-ACC team.[35]. Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. Hernandez was able to bring the Huskies back and tied the game later in the quarter on a 6-yard pass, but Micah Andrews' 6-yard run for a touchdown gave the Deacons a lead they would never relinquish. The Deacons won the game 25–23 and were 6–1 for the first time since 1979. [19] He was replaced by Riley Skinner who only threw one pass. Duke, however, took an early lead with a 27-yard field goal and a 47-yard touchdown pass to take a 10–0 lead at halftime. The half ended with the Deacons winning 14–7. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale. [4], After Deacons' wide receivers coach Kevin Sherman left to take an assistant coaching position at Virginia Tech, Tim Billings was hired as his replacement. [45] Also named by Sports Illustrated were Steve Vallos also on the first team and Jon Abbate and Josh Gattis as honorable mentions. Billings was touted as having 23-years of experience at the college football level, including a six-year stint as head coach of Southeast Missouri State. In the fourth quarter, on the final scoring drive, the Deacons took nearly eight minutes off the clock with their running game, and scored on a 19-yard run by De'Angelo Bryant. Whitworth fumbled the ball to end the drive. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. For the first half, every time the Deacons scored, like quarterback Ben Mauk's 14-yard pass to Willie Idlette, the Orange answered. [28], The Deacons next went to Tallahassee to face the Florida State Seminoles, a team the Deacons hadn't beaten in Tallahassee since 1959 and who they had lost to 14 straight games. Early in the fourth quarter the Yellow Jackets took another lead with a second field goal to take a 6–3 lead. [20], With Riley Skinner given the go-ahead to take over as the starting quarterback, the Deacons had to take on visiting Duke, a team who had only won one game in 2005. The Deacons took an early lead with a field goal, however the Cardinals answered with their own field goal and a touchdown in the first quarter to take a 10–3 lead to halftime. Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. Do you have a blog? Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Record: 11-3 (14th of 119) (Schedule & Results) Rank: 18th in the Final AP poll Conference: ACC (Atlantic Division) Conference Record: 6-2 Coach: Jim Grobe (11-3) Points For: 302 Points/G: 21.6 (78th of 119) Points Against: 215 Opp Pts/G: 15.4 (12th of 119) SRS: 7.95 (30th of 119) . The Deacons then scored two touchdowns, including a 49-yard pass from Skinner to Willie Idlette to take the lead. [47], Ten former starters left due to graduation or being drafted in the 2007 NFL Draft. In the third quarter the Deacons added two more rushing touchdowns and another field goal to pad their lead. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? We present them here for purely educational purposes. Do you have a blog? [49] [21], On their first road game of the season, the Deacons went to face the Connecticut Huskies.

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