2014 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team

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2014 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football
Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Division Atlantic Division
2014 record 3–9 (1–7 ACC)
Head coach Dave Clawson (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Warren Ruggiero (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Mike Elko (1st season)
Home stadium BB&T Field
(Capacity: 31,500, FieldTurf)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 5 Florida State x$^   8 0         13 1  
No. 15 Clemson   6 2         10 3  
No. 24 Louisville   5 3         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
NC State   3 5         8 5  
Syracuse   1 7         3 9  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 9  
Coastal Division
No. 8 Georgia Tech x   6 2         11 3  
Duke   5 3         9 4  
North Carolina   4 4         6 7  
Pittsburgh   4 4         6 7  
Miami   3 5         6 7  
Virginia Tech   3 5         7 6  
Virginia   3 5         5 7  
Championship: Florida State 37, Georgia Tech 35
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 1, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team represented Wake Forest University during the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Dave Clawson, who was coaching his first season at the school, and play its home games at BB&T Field. Wake Forest competed in the Atlantic Coast Conference as part of the Atlantic Division, as they have since the league's inception in 1953, they finished the season 3–9, 1–7 in ACC play to finish in a tie for sixth place in the Atlantic Division.

Recruiting[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 7:00 PM at Louisiana–Monroe* Malone StadiumMonroe, LA ESPNU L 10–17   21,003
September 6 6:30 PM Gardner–Webb* BB&T FieldWinston-Salem, NC ESPN3 W 23–7   26,925
September 13 7:00 PM at Utah State* Romney StadiumLogan, UT CBSSN L 24–36   20,345
September 20 3:30 PM Army*dagger BB&T Field • Winston-Salem, NC ESPN3 W 24–21   28,123
September 27 3:30 PM at Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPNU L 10–20   51,463
October 4 3:30 PM at No. 1 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ABC L 3–43   82,327
October 18 12:00 PM Syracuse BB&T Field • Winston-Salem, NC RSN L 7–30   25,107
October 25 3:30 PM Boston College BB&T Field • Winston-Salem, NC RSN L 17–23   26,439
November 6 7:30 PM No. 19 Clemson BB&T Field • Winston-Salem, NC ESPN L 20–34   28,846
November 15 3:00 PM at NC State Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC (Tobacco Road) RSN L 13–42   55,353
November 22 12:30 PM Virginia Tech BB&T Field • Winston-Salem, NC ACCN W 6–3 2OT  27,820
November 29 7:00 PM at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC (Tobacco Road) ESPNU L 21–41   22,247
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule Source:[1]

Roster[edit]

[2]

2014 Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Offense

Quarterbacks

  • 4 Tyler Cameron – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 8 Kevin Sousa – Redshirt Junior
  • 10 John Wolford – Freshman
  • 13 Travis Smith – Freshman
  • 15 Kyle Driscoll – Freshman
  • 17 Pat Long – Redshirt Junior

Running Backs

  • 5 Orville Reynolds – Senior
  • 14 Dominique Gibson – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 20 Dezmond Wortham – Redshirt Freshman
  • 21 Isaiah Robinson – Freshman
  • 23 James Ward – Junior
  • 24 Tyler Henderson – Freshman
  • 28 Christopher Pearcey – Freshman

Fullbacks

  • 32 Charles Argenzio – Sophomore
  • 43 Jordan Garside – Redshirt Senior

Wide Receivers

  • 2 Matt James – Redshirt Senior
  • 11 Airyn Willis – Redshirt Junior
  • 12 Tyree Harris – Sophomore
  • 17 E.J. Scott – Graduate Student
  • 18 John Armstrong – Sophomore
  • 80 Malcolm Nunley – Senior
  • 81 Cortez Lewis – Freshman
  • 82 P.J. Howard IV – Redshirt Junior
  • 83 Jonathan Williams – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 86 Brandon Terry – Redshirt Senior
  • 88 Jared Crump – Redshirt Sophomore

Tight Ends

  • 41 Devin Pike – Freshman
  • 45 Zach Gordon – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 49 Spencer Stone – Redshirt Freshman
  • 84 Brendan O'Neill – Redshirt Freshman
  • 85 Cam Serigne – Redshirt Freshman
  • 89 Neil Basford – Redshirt Senior

Offensive Linemen

  • 51 Cory Helms – Sophomore
  • 55 A'Lique Terry – Freshman
  • 56 Harry Warner – Freshman
  • 59 Antonio Ford – Redshirt Senior
  • 60 Nick Luedeke – Freshman
  • 63 Dylan Intemann – Redshirt Junior
  • 65 Josh T. Harris – Sophomore
  • 66 Rocco Esposito – Redshirt Freshman
  • 67 Taylor Chambers – Redshirt Freshman
  • 68 Patrick Osterhage – Freshman
  • 70 Ryan Anderson – Freshman
  • 71 Hunter Goodwin – Redshirt Junior
  • 72 Cody Preble – Redshirt Junior
  • 75 Justin Herron – Freshman
  • 76 Joel Suggs – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 77 Will Smith – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 78 Tyler Hayworth – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 79 Cameron Gardner – Redshirt Freshman
 

Defense

Defensive Ends

  • 6 Desmond Floyd – Redshirt Junior
  • 14 Wendell Dunn – Redshirt Freshman
  • 35 Zachary Allen – Redshirt Senior
  • 36 Tylor Harris – Junior
  • 53 Duke EjioforRedshirt Freshman
  • 57 Ali Lamot – Redshirt Freshman
  • 87 Phil Haynes – Freshman
  • 90 Rashawn Shaw – Freshman
  • 94 William Flood – Sophomore
  • 95 Shelldon Lewinson – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 96 Chris Stewart – Freshman
  • 99 Andre Chiles – Freshman

Defensive Tackles

  • 40 Josh Banks – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 62 Reid Althoff – Redshirt Freshman
  • 91 Johnny Garcia – Redshirt Senior
  • 92 Willie Yarbary – Freshman
  • 93 Zeek Rodney – Freshman

Linebackers

  • 8 Marquel Lee – Sophomore
  • 10 Zack Wary – Freshman
  • 28 Teddy Matthews – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 30 Hunter Williams – Redshirt Junior
  • 39 Jaboree Williams – Freshman
  • 42 Julian Thomas-Jackson – Redshirt Freshman
  • 44 Kalin McNeil – Freshman
  • 46 Steve Donatell – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 48 Brandon Chubb – Redshirt Junior
  • 49 Lance Virgile – Redshirt Freshman
  • 50 Grant Dawson – Redshirt Freshman
  • 54 Britt Cherry – Redshirt Junior
  • 58 Vincent Paolucci – Freshman

Cornerbacks

  • 7 Merrill Noel – Redshirt Senior
  • 9 Kevin JohnsonRedshirt Senior
  • 13 Jalen Latter – Sophomore
  • 15 Allen Ramsey – Redshirt Junior
  • 20 Chuck Schlegel – Redshirt Senior
  • 21 Josh M. Harris – Junior
  • 25 Brad Watson – Sophomore
  • 29 Deonte Davis – Sophomore
  • 32 DaiQuan Lawrence – Freshman
  • 34 Demetrius Kemp – Freshman
  • 37 Thomas Dillon – Freshman

Safeties

  • 11 Anthony Wooding Jr. – Senior
  • 22 Ryan Janvion – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 23 Cameron Glenn – Freshman
  • 24 Josh Okonye – Redshirt Freshman
  • 26 Thomas Brown – Sophomore
 

Special Teams

Placekickers

  • 18 Mike Weaver – Redshirt Freshman
  • 27 Chad Hedlund – Redshirt Junior
  • 97 Austin Iglehart – Freshman
  • 98 Adam Centers – Freshman

Punters

  • 18 Mike Weaver – Redshirt Freshman
  • 38 Alexander Kinal – Redshirt Junior

Long Snappers

  • 52 Logan Feimster – Redshirt Senior
  • 61 Ryan Bauder – Redshirt Junior
  • 64 Chase Wilson – Redshirt Freshman

Kick Returners

  • 18 John Armstrong – Sophomore
  • 24 Tyler Henderson – Freshman

Punt Returners

  • 9 Kevin Johnson – Redshirt Senior
  • 88 Jared Crump – Redshirt Sophomore
     


Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name First year at WFU
Head Coach Dave Clawson 2014
Defensive Coordinator Mike Elko 2014
Assistant Head Coach Kevin Higgins 2014
Offensive Coordinator Warren Ruggiero 2014
Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Adam Scheier 2014
Linebackers Warren Belin 2013
Defensive Line Dave Cohen 2014
Running Backs John Hunter 2014
Secondary Derrick Jackson 2012
Offensive Line Nick Tabacca 2014
Source: http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/wake-m-footbl-mtt.html

Game summaries[edit]

Louisiana-Monroe[edit]

2nd meeting. 0–1 all time. Last meeting 2013, 21-19 Warhawks in Winston-Salem.

Week One: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 7 3 0 0 10
Warhawks 0 0 10 7 17

at Malone Stadium, Monroe, Louisiana

Game information

Gardner-Webb[edit]

2nd meeting. 1–0 all time. Last meeting 2011, 48-5 Deacons in Winston-Salem.

Week Two: Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs at Wake Forest Demon Deacons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Runnin' Bulldogs 0 0 0 7 7
Demon Deacons 3 6 7 7 23

at BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

  • Date: September 6
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 79° F
  • Game attendance: 26,925
  • Referee: Walter Davenport
  • TV announcers (ESPN3): Dave Weekley and Al Groh
  • Final Stats
Game information

Utah State[edit]

1st meeting.

Week Three: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Utah State Aggies – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 7 0 17 0 24
Aggies 7 22 7 0 36

at Romney Stadium, Logan, Utah

Game information

Army[edit]

14th meeting. 9–4 all time. Last meeting 2013, 25-11 Deacons in West Point.

Week Four: Army Black Knights at Wake Forest Demon Deacons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 7 14 0 0 21
Demon Deacons 7 7 0 10 24

at BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

  • Date: September 20
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 79° F
  • Game attendance: 28,123
  • Referee: Ron Cherry
  • TV announcers (ESPN3): Roy Philpott, George Wrighster, and Angela Mallen
  • Final Stats
Game information

Louisville[edit]

2nd meeting. 0–1 all time. Last meeting 2007 Orange Bowl, 24-13 Cardinals in Miami Gardens.

Week Five: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Louisville Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 3 0 7 0 10
Cardinals 0 7 0 13 20

at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky

Game information

Florida State[edit]

33rd meeting. 6–25–1 all time. Last meeting 2013, 59-3 Seminoles in Winston-Salem.

Week Six: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Florida State Seminoles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 3 0 0 0 3
Seminoles 0 13 17 13 43

at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

Game information

Syracuse[edit]

4th meeting. 1–2 all time. Last meeting 2013, 13-0 Orange in Syracuse.

Week Eight: Syracuse Orange at Wake Forest Demon Deacons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 3 14 13 0 30
Demon Deacons 7 0 0 0 7

at BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

  • Date: October 18
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 68° F
  • Game attendance: 25,107
  • Referee: Walter Davenport
  • TV announcers (RSN): Bob Rathbun, Coy Wire, and Olivia Harlan
  • Final Stats
Game information

Boston College[edit]

22nd meeting. 8–11–2 all time. Last meeting 2013, 24-10 Eagles in Chestnut Hill.

Week Nine: Boston College Eagles at Wake Forest Demon Deacons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 10 7 0 6 23
Demon Deacons 0 0 3 14 17

at BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

  • Date: October 25
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 73° F
  • Game attendance: 26,439
  • Referee: Pat Garvey
  • TV announcers (RSN): James Bates, Coy Wire, and Olivia Harlan
  • Final Stats
Game information

Clemson[edit]

80th meeting. 17–61–1 all time. Last meeting 2013, 56-7 Tigers in Clemson.

Week Eleven: Clemson Tigers at Wake Forest Demon Deacons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Tigers 0 17 3 14 34
Demon Deacons 7 10 0 3 20

at BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Game information

NC State[edit]

108th meeting. 38–63–6 all time. Last meeting 2013, 28-13 Deacons in Winston-Salem.

Week Twelve: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at NC State Wolfpack – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 3 0 3 7 13
Wolfpack 7 14 21 0 42

at Carter–Finley Stadium, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Date: November 15
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 46° F
  • Game attendance: 55,353
  • Referee: Duane Heydt
  • TV announcers (RSN): Wes Durham, James Bates, and Jenn Hildreth
  • Final Stats
Game information

Virginia Tech[edit]

37th meeting. 11–24–1 all time. Last meeting 2011, 38-17 Hokies in Winston-Salem.

Week Thirteen: Virginia Tech Hokies at Wake Forest Demon Deacons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
Hokies 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Demon Deacons 0 0 0 0 3 3 6

at BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Game information

Duke[edit]

95th meeting. 37–55–2 all time. Last meeting 2013, 28-21 Blue Devils in Winston-Salem.

Week Fourteen: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Duke Blue Devils – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 7 7 7 0 21
Blue Devils 21 6 7 7 41

at Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, North Carolina

Game information

Statistics[edit]

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Wake Forest 54 33 44 41 6 178
Opponents 55 114 78 67 3 317

Offense[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Name GP Att Yards Avg TD Long Avg/G
Dezmond Wortham 8 83 241 2.9 0 20 30.1
Isaiah Robinson 12 99 174 1.8 3 15 14.5
Orville Reynolds 9 69 170 2.5 0 36 18.9
E.J. Scott 12 6 39 6.5 1 26 3.2
Jordan Garside 12 3 28 9.3 0 28 2.3
Kevin Sousa 4 5 10 2.0 0 11 2.5
Tyler Henderson 6 3 4 1.3 0 3 0.7
Jared Crump 12 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.2
Alex Kinal 1 1 -12 -12.0 0 -12 -1.0
Tyler Cameron 3 7 -15 -2.1 0 14 -5.0
John Wolford 12 104 -151 -1.5 0 9 -12.6
TEAM 7 2 -11 -5.5 0 0 -1.6
Demon Deacons Total 12 383 479 1.3 4 36 39.9
Opponents 12 501 2,192 4.4 20 86 182.7

Passing[edit]

Name GP Cmp–Att Pct Yds TD INT Lng Avg/G RAT
John Wolford 12 214-367 58.3 2,037 12 14 46 169.8 108.09
Tyler Cameron 3 10-16 62.5 55 0 0 10 18.3 91.38
Jared Crump 12 1-1 100.0 24 0 0 24 2.0 301.60
Kevin Sousa 4 0-1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 000.00
Demon Deacons Total 12 225-385 58.4 2,116 12 14 46 176.3 107.62
Opponents 12 211-348 60.6 2,239 12 6 68 186.6 122.61

Receiving[edit]

Name GP Rec Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Cam Serigne 12 54 531 9.8 5 32 44.2
E.J. Scott 12 50 513 10.3 4 36 42.8
Matt James 9 40 401 10.0 0 36 44.6
Jared Crump 12 32 339 10.6 1 28 28.2
Orville Reynolds 9 11 28 2.5 0 7 3.1
Isaiah Robinson 12 9 30 3.3 1 6 2.5
Jonathan Williams 8 8 104 13.0 0 46 13.0
Brandon Terry 10 7 93 13.3 1 40 9.3
Devin Pike 12 7 34 4.9 0 11 2.8
Dezmond Wortham 8 6 19 3.2 0 6 2.4
John Wolford 12 1 24 24.0 0 24 2.0
Demon Deacons Total 12 225 2,116 9.4 12 46 176.3
Opponents 12 211 2,239 10.6 12 68 186.6

Scoring[edit]

Name TD FG PAT 2PT PAT SAFETY TOT PTS
Mike Weaver   15-19 19-19     64
E.J. Scott 5         30
Cam Serigne 5         30
Isaiah Robinson 4         24
Josh Banks 1         6
Jared Crump 1         6
Tylor Harris 1         6
Kevin Johnson 1         6
Brandon Terry 1         6

2015 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Kevin Johnson 1 16 Cornerback Houston Texans

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 Wake Forest Football Roster". Wake Forest Athletics. Archived from the original on August 17, 2009. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "2015 NFL Draft". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 27, 2015.