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Wake Forest junior QB John Wolford (ankle/shoulder) completed 16-of-33 passes for 137 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 17-14 loss to Boston College.

Wake's only points in game came when Wolford connected on a pair of scoring passes in the third quarter. He missed the Demon Deacons' last game -- a loss to Clemson -- due to ankle and shoulder concerns. Whether these issues hampered him during Saturday's low-scoring defeat is not yet known. Given that he has more multi-interception games (three) than multi-touchdown games (Saturday was his first in 11 contests), it shouldn't be assumed that his poor showing against Boston College was due to the aforementioned injuries. Wolford holds a 7/9 TD/INT ratio for the season as a whole.
Nov 26 - 6:17 PM

Wake Forest junior QB John Wolford (ankle/shoulder) is expected to start in Saturday's game against Boston College.

Wolford sat out Saturday's loss to Clemson due to several little ailments. Per HC Dave Clawson, though, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound junior should be good to rock and/or roll against the Eagles come Saturday's regular-season finale. At 6-5, Wake Forest has already secured themselves a postseason bowl berth.
Nov 22 - 1:45 PM

Wake Forest junior QB John Wolford (ankle/shoulder) didn't play Saturday against Clemson.

Though Wolford was in uniform, the Demon Deacons never sent him onto the field. Neither of these injuries sound serious, so it's possible that the Wake staff just wanted the banged-up Walford to heal during a week when they weren't likely to win either way. The regular season finale, against Boston College, is a different story. We think he'll start.
Nov 21 - 6:05 PM

Wake Forest is investigating whether game-plan data was either leaked to or stolen by Louisville prior to last Saturday's loss.

USA Today's Dan Wolken wrote that per his source, "Wake Forest football staff members discovered materials left behind by Louisville last Saturday that showed the Cardinals were prepared for plays the Demon Deacons had not run before, raising suspicions of a security breach." Wake HC Dave Clawson acknowledged on Wednesday that there was a situation, one which he broached with athletic director Ron Wellman. Louisville largely struggled against the Demon Deacons through the first three quarters of Saturday's contest before burying them with a huge fourth quarter and ultimate 44-12 win.
Source: USA Today
Nov 16 - 1:36 PM

Wake Forest sophomore QB Kendall Hinton will miss the remainder of the 2016 season due to a knee injury.

Hinton sprained his PCL against Delaware in mid-September and has been sidelined for each of Wake's past six games. While he has been able to practice of late, he just hasn't shown enough on the health front to serve as a realistic option for game action. John Wolford will continue to start in his place through to the end of the campaign. Wake closes the season with contests against Louisville, Clemson and Boston College. As for Hinton's future, HC Dave Clawson indicated that the team would be seeking a medical redshirt for the 6-foot, 185-pounder.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 8 - 1:05 PM

Wake Forest junior QB John Wolford went 9-of-10 for 83 yards and a touchdown as the Demon Deacons beat Virginia 27-20 on Saturday.

Wolford, who tied a career-high with 94 rushing yards, didn't attempt a pass in the first quarter. It was another methodical, boring day of offense for Wake. The defense did its job, and so did Wolford, who didn't make a mistake. He did, however, have a 64-yard touchdown run. Wake Forest, which won its sixth game to become bowl eligible, travels to No. 5 Louisville next.
Nov 5 - 7:12 PM

Wake Forest junior QB John Wolford will start against Army on Saturday.

With Kendall Hinton still questionable with a knee injury, Wolford looks like he will draw a fifth consecutive start on Saturday. In his four previous outings starting in place of Hinton, the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder has thrown for 759 yards with a 2/3 TD/INT ratio. While he has also rushed for four touchdowns in that space, there is no fantasy intrigue here.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 27 - 3:00 PM

Wake Forest HC Dave Clawson said that sophomore QB Kendall Hinton's status for Saturday's game against Army remains clouded due to a knee injury.

"There are times he looks good [in practice]," Clawson said, "and there are times he doesn't look like he's quite ready." Hinton suffered a sprained PCL against Delaware in Week 3 and has not played since. Clawson indicated that the plan for this weekend is to start John Wolford versus Army, with Hinton a possibility for action depending on where his health stands come this weekend's contest.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 27 - 2:46 PM

Wake Forest redshirt sophomore WR Cortez Lewis caught six passes for 109 yards in Saturday's 17-6 loss to FSU.

Lewis was just about the only bright spot for the Demon Deacons in this one. No other receiver had more than 45 yards receiving, QB John Wolford was intercepted twice and finished with just 184 yards passing and the running game, as a whole, accounted for a paltry 68 yards. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Lewis has no true fantasy value -- his previous yardage high this season was 52 yards.
Oct 15 - 7:18 PM

Wake Forest sophomore QB Kendall Hinton (knee) may be able to return to active No. 2 duties against Syracuse this weekend.

Hinton sprained his PCL last month and has bee out since. He's going to compete with John Wolford for the starting job upon his return. As for this week, Wolford will start against Syracuse.
Oct 5 - 4:03 PM

Wake Forest junior QB John Wolford had 172 passing yards and a touchdown and 61 rushing yards and two more scores in Saturday's 33-28 win over Indiana.

Against all odds, the Deacons are now 4-0. They bagged this upset via five interceptions, a blocked field goal and the most points they've scored against an FBS team since Dave Clawson took over in 2013. Wake's offense is pretty brutal -- you can attribute Wolford's success to Indiana's terrible defense -- but the Deacs' defense is strong enough to return it to the postseason.
Sep 24 - 8:13 PM

Wake Forest sophomore QB Kendall Hinton is expected to miss 2-4 weeks due to a sprained PCL.

Hinton sprained his knee in the first half of Saturday's win over Delaware and was subsequently replaced by John Wolford, who went on to complete 13-of-24 passes for 155 yards, a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 70 yards and an additional score. Wolford was actually pegged as starter out of August camp, but Hinton managed to supplant him on the depth chart during the last practice week. Wake takes on Indiana next Saturday.
Sep 19 - 12:10 PM

Wake Forest senior OLB Marquel Lee collected 10 tackles, two TFL and a sack against Duke on Saturday.

The unheralded Lee has a fan in TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, who thinks he could be an every-down NFL linebacker. "The athletic Lee entered the season graded by some scouts as a potential third rounder and the senior is off to a fast start," Pauline wrote. "Besides forcing the action up the field Lee makes a lot of plays in space or pursuit and has the ability to develop into a three down defender." Lee finished fourth on the team with 71 tackles last year.
Sep 13 - 8:36 PM

Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo ranks Wake Forest redshirt junior edge rusher Duke Ejiofor as the biggest draft riser early in the season.

Ejiofor missed the first five games of last season while recovering from a preseason injury but returned to lead the team with 4.5 sacks. "His hands are so quick, he often beats opposing offensive tackles to the punch," Palazzolo wrote. "Ejiofor was dominant against Duke, whether he was creating quick pressure, playing the run, forcing fumbles or batting passes." Through two games, he has three sacks, three QB hits, and eight hurries on only 56 rushes. "So far in 2016, Ejiofor has improved against the run as well, an important area to keep an eye on as the season progresses," Palazzolo wrote.
Sep 13 - 6:01 PM

Wake Forest sophomore QB Kendall Hinton is listed as the No. 1 quarterback on this week's depth chart.

Looks like Hinton has flipped the script on season-opening starter John Wolford. Both players have seen the field against Tulane and Duke these past two weekends, with Hinton impressing to a greater degree. Wolford has passed for a combined 96 yards through two games. Hinton's passing numbers -- 9-of-15 for 150 yards and an interception -- aren't exactly world-beaters, but he does offer an added running element that Wolford simply can't match. Against Duke on Saturday, Hinton rushed for 63 yards on 11 carries. Hinton will receive his first taste of starting action for 2016 when the Demon Deacons square off with Delaware on Saturday.
Sep 13 - 12:58 PM


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