Wake Forest Review
|Monday, November 23, 2015 9:30 AM- -|
Wake Forest Review
Saturday was another extremely eventful day in an extremely eventful season.
I will remember Saturday for Col. Ben Skardon getting the flag pole named after him, the French flag on the hill, Sean Mac Lain with the American flag, the seniors coming down the hill, the purple out, the student body singing happy birthday to Dabo, rain three times on a day where there was a zero percent chance of rain and two big announcements about other games.
Yes, perhaps the best moments from Saturday was the PA announcer informing the stadium that The Citadel beat South Carolina, and Michigan State beat Ohio State.
On the field, the Tigers grabbed control of this one early with a 20-0 lead in the first quarter. Clemson outgained Wake Forest 552-152. This was the same team that outgained Notre Dame last week. Clemson had 24 first downs and held Wake to 11.
This was not a perfect effort. Four turnovers have to be fixed. The Tigers couldn't run the ball partly due to two new offensive linemen and the absence of Wayne Gallman. The Tigers got another extra point blocked. No, this one was not perfect, but it wrapped up a perfect home schedule and a perfect ACC regular season.
Deshaun Watson was 24-of-35 for 343 yards and three touchdowns, with two interceptions. He also ran for 44 yards and a touchdown. Watson even lined up for several snaps at wide receiver, maybe setting something up for later in the season.
Germone Hopper continued to play well in the second half of this season with three catches for 120 yards and a touchdown. Charone Peake had a 44-yard touchdown reception. Deon Cain had another strong game with four catches for 29 yards a touchdown and a 35-yard completion on a trick play.
Defensively, the Tigers controlled the line of scrimmage. Clemson held Wake to 39 yards rushing on 32 carries. Ben Boulware was very active early but suffered a stinger and missed the second half. The good news is Jalen Williams got valuable experience and played well.
The other good news that came out of Saturday was the fact that many young players got valuable time, and several key injured players were not needed. Adrian Baker and Mark Fields took Mackensie Alexander's place. Maverick Morris once again took Tyrone Crowder's place. Hopper played well in place of Ray Ray McCloud. Gallman was missed but not needed. Kelly Bryant played a lot of snaps and once again showed his running strength and his weakness of downfield passing. Bryant was the Tigers' leading rusher and had the longest run of 21 yards.
The Tigers enjoyed a fast start and cruised to a 20-point win to close out senior day. We saw the senior class set the school record for wins and we saw the nation's number one team get what was another great win.
The Brad Hughes All-State Insurance Agency
|src="https://2cic.nyc3.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/t/ads/plyler/allstate_logo.gif" border=0> border=0>|
The prayer list is a medium for our community to recognize those that are in need. If you would like to add someone to the list, please email me at [email protected] Please let me know when it is appropriate to remove a person off the list.
Those who need our prayers include: Jo Ann Bachman, Kenneth Bryant, Pruitt Martin, Got Igers and his family, David Rowland, Leonard, Gillespie and his family, Jim S., Daniel Rosborough, the Huffman family, Nancy Winkler, John Reeve, Vinnie Brock, Kaitlyn L., Susan Miller, Joyce Harley, Steve Proveaux, Jeffrey Greene, the Hutto family, Sherl Drawdy, Caleb Kennedy, Teresa O'Connor, Matt Jacobs, Perrin Seigler, Candee Massee, Lindsey Jordan, Sam Catoe, Tyler Felch, the Nicolopulos family, "the Jacksonville, FL guys," Kim Sims, the Coyle family, Ryleigh Tedder, Steve Lee, Kelly Trakas, Jimmy Moore, the Thomas V. family, Emary Claire Young, Kitty Bowers, Julie Locke, the Scheider family, Lauren Kittles' family, Frank Gentry, Stacey McKeown, Dale Childs, Larry Lentz, Jr., Carl Sharperson, Scott Hannon, William Perry, Tyler Swaney, Lillian, Mark Feit, David Frame, the family of Matthew M. Watson, the Dowis family, Alan Putnam, the Olivers, Lee Tate, Ronnie Abrams, Eddie Greene, the Jackson family, Bill Vader, Jim Taylor, Tina DeWitt, Rock Horne, Bobby Wayne Thomas, Emma and Danielle Carothers, Robert Ditty, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smith, Millie Heatley, Lynn Martin and family, Michael Pinson, Jake David family, Angie Crowley, Ira, Mike Tolson, Poly Wells, Dr. Muriel Bishop, Jack Cunningham, Emily Jefford Meister, Aaron Clackum, Pat James, Cortney Moore, William Moore, Angelia and Savannah Anderson, Scott Johns, Frank Carroll, Brandon Thompson, Alvin Sammons, Georgine McAlhaney, Glen Davis, Mike Price, Aaron Knight, Danielle Johnston and family, Nicholas Abrams, Lana Kuykendall, Gary, Gary G., William Huggins, Jim Bennett, Chantz Fowler, Ethel McElveen, Michele Gurganus, William Gentry, Lewis Usher and Tanya Sanders, Shon Cooper, Nick Collins, Amanda Peake, Chip Turner, Nick Collins, Allen Steen, the Sturkey family, the Lance family, Nick Chrisley's family, Allison Williams, Lt. Kyle Walker, Summer and Joel Johnson, Nicole O'Donnell, James O. Johnson, Joy Pruett and family, Bill Schmidt, Jack Bailey, Gardner Family, Charles Turner, Kathy Bartholomew, Ray Sanders, David and Robin Blocker, J.R. Ray, Kenneth Kowe, Lauren Sielicki, Jenna Phipps, Mark Lawrence, Jonathan and Jacki Sullins, Peter Laboy, Kat and Carlisle Jones, Elizabeth Galloway and family, Anita McDonald, Willard Harryman, Liz Surratt, Molly Senn, Jackie Shearer, Richard Sellers, Tim Drisdelle, Susan and Mike Brown, Julie Goodman Marshall, Willard and Dorothy Harryman, Justin Jernigan, Jack Cunningham, Mia Daughtery, Tee Senn, Bob Garrett, Skylar, Joseph Thomas, Mrs. Nelis, Sean Rowell, George Parker, Levon Kirkland and family, Catherine Sewell, Randy Davenport, David Vaughn, Keith Dalton, B.T., Bill Hilbig, Rita Elrod Hammond and family, Jim McKeller, Tony Alewine, Sharon Storck, Dick Baird, Richard Bagnal, Dustin and Brittany Peurifoy, Jan Allan, Josh Cox, Gregg and Sylvia Lewis, Travis Hamrick, Kaki Harmon, Jammie McKellar and babies, Karen Edwards, Jackson Lindsey, Cathy Hutson Gregg, Kristin Heckman, Jennifer Johnson, Jay Johnson, Lyndsie Johnson, Emily Davis, Hayes Davis, Judy Towe, Johnny Towe, Ken Brown, Elaine Brown, Rhonda Thompson, Tim Davis, Jacob Greinke, Jack Finley, Richard and Clara Crawford, Zach and Griffin Johnson, Israel, Frankie Allen, Bobby Allen, the Wessinger family, the Parsons family, Todd Price and family, Rosemary A Flynn, Dr. Mickey Shealy family, Mr. Gillespie, Bobbi Nicholson, Dr. Matt Stower, Tyler Kemmerlin, Parks Hutto, Patrick DeStefano, Robert Summerville, Michelle Richey, Julie Moore, Ashley Fitch, Drew Moyer, Kevin Anderson, Lyn Price, John Robert Smith, Allison Williams, Nicholas Wickiser, Lena Wright, Donna Springs, Elizabeth Bruner, Bobbi Simpson, Hammond Family, Elaine G. Duvall, Addison Grace, Bennie Cunningham, Kevin Orcutt, Alan Finley, Keith Wells, Steve Byrd, Jessica Hernandez, Wayne Mullins, Rita Alexander, Tony Osterman, family and friends of Gary Cooper, Tonya Gibson, Mary Carmen Harman and our great country and the men and women in uniform that protect and serve it every day, plus their families.