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September 4, 2012

UNC-WFU Capsule

Game Day
Line: UNC favored by 10
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Winston-Salem, N.C. - BB&T Field (31,500)
TV: Regional Sports Network
Announcers: Paul Kennedy (play-by-play), Keith Jones (color analyst) & Jenn Hildreth (sideline)
Radio: Tar Heel Sports Network; SiriusXM (Sirius 132, XM 197)
Announcers: Jones Angell (play-by-play), Rick Steinbacher (color analyst) & Lee Pace (sideline)
Weather: Winston-Salem Forecast

Wake Forest At A Glance
Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Nickname: Demon Deacons
Colors: Old Gold & Black
Conference: ACC
Stadium: BB&T Field (31,500)
Surface: Natural Grass
2011 Record: 6-7 (5-3)
2012 Record: 1-0 (0-0)
More on the Demon Deacons:
Schedule - Statistics - Roster - Media Guide

LAST GAME
Wake Forest: Last Saturday, the Demon Deacons came from behind for a 20-17 win over Liberty in Winston-Salem.
North Carolina: The Tar Heels unveiled their new spread offense last Saturday in a 62-0 rout over Elon.

Wake Forest-UNC Series
North Carolina leads the all-time series with Wake Forest, 68-34-2. The Tar Heels beat the Demon Deacons, 49-24, last season in Kenan Stadium to stop a two-game Wake Forest winning streak. The Tar Heels and Demon Deacons have squared off eight times since 2000 with both teams winning four games apiece.

Rankings
Wake Forest: AP: N/A USA Today: N/A
North Carolina: AP: 29 USA Today: NR

Coaches
Wake Forest: Jim Grobe (69-67 at WFU; 102-100-1 Overall)
North Carolina: Larry Fedora (1-0 at UNC; 35-19 Overall)

Wake Forest-UNC Notes
WFU: Redshirt freshman tailback Deandre Martin was impressive in his collegiate debut, rushing 21 times for 74 yards and a touchdown.

UNC: Giovani Bernard had three first-half touchdowns and North Carolina had its biggest scoring day in 17 years to beat Elon 62-0 last Saturday in the debut of new head coach Larry Fedora and his no-huddle spread attack. Bernard finished with 93 yards rushing and 203 all-purpose yards before leaving late in the first half discomfort in his knee.

WFU: Michael Campanaro, the Demon Deacons top receiving threat, suffered an ankle sprain in the first half against Liberty, but returned from the injury and finished with nine catches for 96 yards and a 31-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter.

UNC: Quarterback Bryn Renner threw for 236 yards and three touchdowns for the Tar Heels, who had 524 total yards on the day.

WFU: For the first time since 2002, Wake Forest played two foreign players in the same game in P Alex Kinal (Australia) and DE Hasan Hazime (Canada). In 2002, the Deacons started a pair of Canadians in TE Ray Thomas and OT Mark Moroz.

UNC: Kicker Casey Barth needs two field goals to surpass his brother Connor as the all-time leader in field goals made at UNC. Casey enters the Wake Forest game with 53 career made field goals. He is eight PATs shy of the school record of 133 set by Jeff Hayes.

WFU: Riley Haynes tied a career-high with 10 tackles, eight of them unassisted. Kevin Johnson also made 10 tackles, which was a new career-high. Mike Olson set a career high with nine tackles.

UNC: Through the first week of the season, Giovani Bernard ranks tied for first in scoring, second in punt returns and 20th in all-purpose yards in the NCAA statistical rankings.

UNC: OG Jonathan Cooper will be making his 37th career start on Saturday. That is the most of any active offensive lineman in the ACC. Cooper (36), OT James Hurst (26), OG Travis Bond (18), OT Brennan Williams (15) and C Russell Bodine (3) have 96 combined starts on the offensive line.

UNC/WFU: North Carolina wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer was a two-year letter winner at Wake Forest, where he earned his degree in science and health sports in 1987. He was the strength and flexibility coach at Wake in 1986-87.

UNC/WFU: Although they were not on the same staff, UNC head coach Larry Fedora and Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe both spent time as assistant coaches at Air Force under Fisher DeBerry. Fedora was in Colorado Springs in 1997 and 1998. Grobe was at Air Force from 1984-94.

Team notes courtesy of the WFU and UNC Athletic Communications




 

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