WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Wake Forest manager Dave Clawson isn’t accurately where he’d like to be – entrance off a highway detriment to open a Atlantic Coast Conference deteriorate and headed north to face winless Army.
”Their backs are opposite a wall and this is positively a module and a place that when their backs are opposite a wall, they’re going to come out fighting,” Clawson said. ”It’s a module with extensive honour and extensive history.
”In some ways we wish they would have got their initial win since they’re going to be a group that’s hungry. we wish a players are as inspired after not removing a pursuit finished final week during Syracuse.”
The Demon Deacons (1-1) led a Orange during halftime final week, afterwards unsuccessful to measure in a second half and mislaid 30-17.
Army (0-2) is entrance off a 22-17 detriment during UConn, creation it dual defeats by a total 7 points.
”We didn’t do a good pursuit on progressing possessions, and we can’t do that when we play a character of offense,” second-year Army manager Jeff Monken said. ”This week, hopefully, we can do a improved pursuit of determining a ball.”
Some things to know when Army hosts Wake Forest on Saturday:
Army’s triple choice keeps it on a belligerent for a many part, and Monken says progressing possession of a round is critical for success. So far, a Black Knights, customarily a smaller group on diversion day, are slumping in that category, averaging 25 minutes, 56 seconds. Connecticut reason a round for 39 minutes, and Army was means to run usually 41 plays on offense. Wake Forest is fourth nationally in time of possession during 36:33 and has authorised usually 21 initial downs.
”I consider it is critical to control a round and give a hostile group fewer opportunities with a round since of a inlet of what we do offensively and who we are physically,” Monken said. ”Typically, we are improved if we can reason a round and keep a invulnerability off a margin and force a hostile offense to press and get out of their rhythm.”
Wake Forest was torched during Syracuse by large plays, including wilful touchdown passes of 89 and 53 yards in a second half. Now a Demon Deacons face a identical challenge. In a detriment to UConn, Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for a 56-yard touchdown and backup A.J. Schurr threw a 71-yard touchdown.
”We gave adult too many large plays,” Clawson said. ”You can’t overcome giving adult as many large plays as we did.”
WHERE’S THE RUSH?
Army is averaging 218 yards rushing per game, down significantly from a normal of 331 over a prior 4 years, yet a Black Knights still are averaging a plain 5.8 yards per carry, especially since of Bradshaw. In his initial year as a starter, a sophomore is averaging 136 yards rushing per diversion and has 3 TDs rushing and dual passing.
”He is excellent,” Clawson said. ”He is a really fugitive and a really dangerous actor who is a ideal fit for what they’re doing on offense.”
Wake Forest QB John Wolford had a superb initial half opposite Syracuse and threw for a career-high 373 yards. In dual games, Wolford is 50 of 72 flitting for 696 yards with 4 TDs and 3 interceptions. He’s also run for dual scores.
”I consider John has been personification during a really high level,” Clawson said. ”He’s really accurate. He’s finished a good pursuit of removing us into a right plays.”
Army is ideal in a red zone, going 4 for 4 and scoring touchdowns on any possession inside a opponent’s 20-yard line. Unfortunately for a Black Knights, Fordham and UConn total to measure 6 touchdowns in 12 trips inside a 20 and usually were stopped once from scoring any points.
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