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Wake Forest freshman QB Sam Hartman completed 22-of-46 passes for 227 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 38-17 loss to Florida State.

Hartman (6'1/190) put the Demon Deacons up 10-0 with his nine-yard touchdown pass to Jack Freudenthal in the first quarter. That would be the high point of the game for the road team. By the time the freshman signal-caller threw for his second touchdown of the game, in the fourth quarter, the Seminoles had the contest well in hand. Hartman has made the usual freshman mistakes at times this season, but we're impressed by his relative steadiness. He's now thrown for multiple touchdown passes in five of seven games.
Oct 20 - 7:42 PM

Wake Forest redshirt sophomore WR Greg Dortch (ankle) went through "normal warmups" ahead of Saturday's game against Florida State.

Dortch, who injured his ankle during Wake Forest's October 6 loss to Clemson, did not participate in practice in the days that followed since it was a bye week. The redshirt sophomore was limited in practice this week, so how much he'll be able to do against Florida State remains to be seen. If Dortch is a full go he has the talent to be a factor both in the passing game and on special teams, as he's one of the nation's leaders in yards per punt return.
Oct 20 - 3:06 PM

Wake Forest redshirt sophomore WR Greg Dortch will not practice this week as he recovers from his sprained ankle.

Dortch suffered the sprained ankle in the 63-3 blowout loss to Clemson, and he wasn't able to return. Wake Forest doesn't have a game this week, but it sounds like he'd be questionable -- at best -- if the Demon Deacons weren't on bye. Keep an eye on his status for their game on October 20 against Florida State.
Oct 10 - 12:32 PM

Wake Forest freshman QB Sam Hartman completed 7-of-20 passes for 74 yards with an interception in a 63-3 loss to Clemson on Saturday.

The stats are ugly, but honestly, this was worse than it looks. We're not sure how it's possible, either. A freshman going up against the Clemson defense is borderline unfair, and it looked like it in the blowout loss. Hartman has shown big-time promise for most of the year, but this was a not-so-friendly reminder that there's work to be done. Wake Forest will take on Florida State on October 20 after a bye.
Oct 6 - 7:17 PM

Wake Forest redshirt sophomore WR Greg Dortch will not return to Saturday's game against Clemson after suffering a sprained ankle.

Dortch is a major contributor for the Demon Deacons both on offense and in the return game. The question now is whether or not the sprained ankle will sideline the redshirt sophomore beyond Saturday's game. Dortch left with 76 all-purpose yards, the first game this season in which he hasn't accounted for at least 100 all-purpose yards.
Oct 6 - 6:22 PM

Wake Forest redshirt senior S Cameron Glenn was ejected from Saturday's game against Clemson for targeting.

The redshirt senior was ejected due to a helmet-to-helmet hit on Clemson WR Tee Higgins that left both players shaken up. With the foul having occurred during the first quarter, Glenn will not miss any action beyond the remainder of Saturday's game.
Oct 6 - 4:19 PM

Wake Forest redshirt sophomore WR Greg Dortch had 156 of his 163 receiving yards against Rice from the slot.

That was the most yardage of any receiver from the slot in Week 5. He had a monster game against the Owls, picking up four touchdowns on his 11 receptions as well. When Dortch has been healthy, there haven't been many wideouts better than him. He doesn't have elite size (5'9/170) but his nose for the end zone and ability to get open is very impressive. Scouts are certainly taking notice.
Oct 1 - 4:50 PM

Wake Forest freshman QB Sam Hartman completed 15-of-17 passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 56-24 win over Rice.

Hartman had a bounce back game after struggling against No. 8 Notre Dame last week. The true freshman quarterback connected with Greg Dortch for all four of his touchdowns; Hartman had more touchdowns than incompletions by the way. The best throw of the day was to Dortch deep over the middle for a 55 yard touchdown but he was great all day long. Hartman owns a respectable 10/5 TD/INT ratio and is averaging 237 passing yards per game. Clemson will put a lot of pressure on the freshman quarterback next Saturday.
Sep 29 - 7:43 PM

Wake Forest redshirt sophomore Greg Dortch caught 11 passes for 163 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 56-24 win over Rice.

The four receiving touchdowns tied a Wake Forest record. Dortch (5'9/170) is one of the most explosive young receivers in the country, and it certainly showed today. The redshirt sophomore scored from 55 yards out on a long pass from Sam Hartman to get his party started. He then followed the big score up with 35, 10, and four-yard touchdown receptions. After the big game, Dortch has 16 total touchdowns in 13 career games. His biggest test of the year comes next Saturday against the potentially Trevor Lawrence-less Clemson Tigers.
Sep 29 - 7:31 PM

Wake Forest redshirt sophomore QB Jamie Newman is listed as the backup quarterback on the depth chart.

Newman was beaten out by true freshman Sam Hartman for the starting quarterback job in August. He backed up Hartman for the first three games but his status as QB2 appeared to be in jeopardy with Kendall Hinton's return from suspension. Instead, Wake is shifting Hinton to receiver.
Sep 25 - 11:59 AM

Wake Forest redshirt junior Kendall Hinton, formerly a quarterback, is now listed as the backup slot receiver on the depth chart.

This news means two things: Hinton is changing positions and Wake is going to roll with Sam Hartman at quarterback for the foreseeable future. Wake might squeeze some value out of Hinton as a receiver, a position he played a little of on Saturday against Notre Dame. After reviewing film of the game, beat writer Conor O'Neill of the Winston-Salem Journal wrote that Hinton is "ready to supply game-breaking plays as a slot receiver." On his first snap, Hinton gained a few steps of separation and had nobody behind him, but Hartman's pass was a little behind him and Hinton dropped it. Hinton could develop into a strong complementary receiver next to Greg Dortch.
Sep 25 - 11:56 AM

Wake Forest has relieved defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel of his duties.

Sawvel was released just one day after his defense gave up 56 points to Notre Dame. The Demon Deacons are averaging 33.5 point per game allowed (107th in the nation) through four games. The rest of the Wake Forest defensive coaching staff is still being worked out. Next week, Wake Forest will host Rice and the defense might have a new life with the change.
Sep 23 - 4:21 PM

The Draft Network's Joe Marino believes Wake Forest redshirt junior RB Cade Carney is an "intriguing" prospect.

Marino believes Carney has to start getting draft consideration after outperforming fellow Wake Forest RB Matt Colburn to start the season. He explains "Carney is a powerful, no-nonsense downhill runner that will stick his face in a fan and like it. While he doesn’t offer the same elusive ability as Colburn, Carney excels as a one-cut runner that can sustain his balance through contact and grind out yards." Carney could find himself in consideration of a late-round draft pick if he is able to continue having big games.
Sep 23 - 11:14 AM

Wake Forest freshman QB Sam Hartman completed 12-of-24 passes for 110 yards in a 56-27 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday.

Hartman also ran for 11 yards on 16 carries. The true freshman signal-caller has shown big-time promise in his previous outings. This wasn’t one of those outings, however. He was inaccurate, late on his decision-making, and was fortunate to not have thrown a couple of interceptions. He also left the game with injuries, and while it’s believed to involve cramping, he wasn’t able to return. It’s something to keep an eye on going forward. Wake Forest will look to rebound next Saturday against Rice.
Sep 22 - 3:40 PM

Wake Forest freshman QB Sam Hartman left Saturday's game against Notre Dame in the third quarter due to an undisclosed injury.

ESPN's Holly Rowe reported that Hartman was being taken to the locker room due to cramping in his fingers. Redshirt sophomore QB Jamie Newman was inserted into the lineup as a result of Hartman's injury.
Sep 22 - 2:28 PM


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