2015 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team

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2015 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football
Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Division Atlantic Division
2015 record 3–9 (1–7 ACC)
Head coach Dave Clawson (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Warren Ruggiero (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Mike Elko (2nd season)
Home stadium BB&T Field
(Capacity: 31,500, FieldTurf)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 2 Clemson x$^   8 0         14 1  
No. 14 Florida State   6 2         10 3  
Louisville   5 3         8 5  
NC State   3 5         7 6  
Syracuse   2 6         4 8  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 9  
Boston College   0 8         3 9  
Coastal Division
No. 15 North Carolina x   8 0         11 3  
Pittsburgh   6 2         8 5  
Miami   5 3         8 5  
Duke   4 4         8 5  
Virginia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Virginia   3 5         4 8  
Georgia Tech   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 45, North Carolina 37
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 12, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team represented Wake Forest University during the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team is coached by Dave Clawson, who is coaching his second season at the school, and plays 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 sixth place in the Atlantic Division.

Recruiting[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:00 p.m. Elon* BB&T FieldWinston-Salem, NC ESPN3 W 41–3   27,126
September 12 12:30 p.m. at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ACCN L 17–30   26,670
September 19 12:00 p.m. at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY CBSSN W 17–14   29,124
September 26 12:30 p.m. Indiana*dagger BB&T Field • Winston-Salem, NC ACCN L 24–31   22,508
October 3 3:30 p.m. No. 11 Florida State BB&T Field • Winston-Salem, NC ESPN L 16–24   28,588
October 10 3:00 p.m. at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ACCRSN W 3–0   30,094
October 17 7:00 p.m. at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC (Tobacco Road/Rivalry) ACCRSN L 14–50   50,500
October 24 12:00 p.m. NC State BB&T Field • Winston-Salem, NC (Tobacco Road) ACCRSN L 17–35   30,464
October 30 7:00 p.m. Louisville BB&T Field • Winston-Salem, NC ESPN2 L 19–20   24,922
November 14 3:30 p.m. at No. 4 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN NBC L 7–28   80,795
November 21 3:30 p.m. at No. 1 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC ESPN2 L 13–33   81,577
November 28 12:30 p.m. Duke BB&T Field • Winston-Salem, NC (Tobacco Road) ACCN L 21–27   26,435
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule Source:[1]

Coaching staff and roster[edit]

Coaching Staff[edit]

Position Name First year at WFU
Head Coach Dave Clawson 2014
Defensive Coordinator / Safeties Mike Elko 2014
Asst Head Coach / Receivers Kevin Higgins 2014
Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks 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
Cornerbacks Derrick Jackson 2012
Offensive Line Nick Tabacca 2014
Source:[2]

Roster[edit]

[3]

2015 Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Offense

Quarterbacks

  • 2 Kendall Hinton – Freshman
  • 10 John Wolford – Sophomore
  • 11 Chuck Norgle – Freshman
  • 13 Kyle Kearns – Freshman
  • 15 Kyle Driscoll – Redshirt Freshman

Running Backs

  • 24 Tyler Bell – Freshman
  • 26 Crawford Sloan – Redshirt Freshman
  • 49 Trey Ndlovu – Freshman

Fullbacks

  • 32 Charles Argenzio – Junior
  • 94 William Flood – Junior

Wide Receivers

  • 6 Tabari Hines – Freshman
  • 7 Maddox Stamey – Redshirt Junior
  • 12 Tyree Harris – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 14 Steven Claude – Freshman
  • 15 Cortez Lewis – Redshirt Freshman
  • 25 James Sriraman – Freshman
  • 80 K.J. Brent – Graduate Student
  • 81 Scotty Washington – Freshman
  • 82 P.J. Howard IV – Redshirt Senior
  • 83 Jonathan Williams – Redshirt Junior
  • 87 Alex Bachman – Freshman
  • 88 Jared Crump – Redshirt Junior
  • 89 Chuck Wade – Freshman

Tight Ends

  • 17 Steve Donatell – Redshirt Junior
  • 41 Devin Pike – Sophomore
  • 46 Nick Luedeke – Redshirt Freshman
  • 81 Daniel Vogelsang – Redshirt Junior
  • 84 Brendan O'Neil – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 85 Cam Serigne – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 86 Jack Frudenthal – Redshirt Junior

Offensive Linemen

  • 63 Dylan Intemann – Redshirt Senior
  • 64 T.J. Haney – Freshman
  • 65 Josh T. Harris – Junior
  • 66 Rocco Esposito – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 67 Taylor Chambers – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 68 Patrick Osterhage – Redshirt Freshman
  • 70 Ryan Anderson – Redshirt Freshman
  • 71 Nathan Gilliam – Freshman
  • 72 Nathan Thacker – Freshman
  • 73 Jake Benzinger – Freshman
  • 74 Phil Haynes – Redshirt Freshman
  • 75 Justin Herron – Redshirt Freshman
  • 76 Joel Suggs – Redshirt Junior
  • 78 Tyler Hayworth – Redshirt Junior
  • 79 Cameron Gardner – Redshirt Sophomore
 

Defense

Defensive Linemen

  • 14 Wendell Dunn – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 36 Tylor Harris – Senior
  • 40 Josh Banks – Redshirt Junior
  • 42 Julian Jackson – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 45 Paris Black – Freshman
  • 51 Chris Calhoun – Freshman
  • 53 Duke EjioforRedshirt Sophomore
  • 54 Elontae Bateman – Freshman
  • 57 Ali Lamot – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 59 Leo Kone – Freshman
  • 62 Reid Althoff – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 90 Rashawn Shaw – Redshirt Freshman
  • 92 Willie Yarbury – Redshirt Freshman
  • 93 Zeek Rodney – Sophomore
  • 95 Shelldon Lewison – Redshirt Junior
  • 96 Chris Stewart – Redshirt Freshman
  • 99 Khalil Welsh II – Freshman

Linebackers

  • 5 Zach Wary – Redshirt Freshman
  • 8 Marquel Lee – Junior
  • 28 Teddy Matthews – Redshirt Junior
  • 30 Hunter Williams – Redshirt Senior
  • 35 Nate Mays – Freshman
  • 39 Jaboree Williams – Sophomore
  • 43 Justin Strnad – Freshman
  • 44 Kalin McNeil – Redshirt Freshman
  • 48 Brandon Chubb – Redshirt Senior
  • 50 Grant Dawson – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 58 Vincent Paolucci – Redshirt Freshman

Cornerbacks

  • 3 Devin Gaulden – Graduate Student
  • 7 Merrill Noel – Redshirt Junior
  • 11 Dionte Austin – Freshman
  • 13 Jalen Latter – Junior
  • 23 James Ward – Sophomore
  • 25 Brad Watson – Junior
  • 29 Deonte Davis – Junior
  • 32 Jessie Bates – Freshman

Safeties

  • 2 Cameron Glenn – Redshirt Freshman
  • 9 Zach Dancel – Graduate Student
  • 17 A.J. Marshall – Senior
  • 22 Ryan Janvion – Redshirt Freshman
  • 24 Josh Okonye – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 26 Thomas Brown – Freshman
 

Special Teams

Placekickers

  • 18 Mike Weaver – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 61 Sam Beckerman – Redshirt Junior
  • 97 Ben Brown – Freshman
  • 98 Adam Centers – Sophomore

Punters

  • 18 Mike Weaver – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 38 Alexander Kinal – Redshirt Senior

Long Snappers

  • 15 Garrett Wilson – Freshman
  • 91 Chase Wilson – Redshirt Sophomore

Kick Returners

  • 18 John Armstrong – Freshman
  • 22 Matt Colborn – Redshirt Senior

Punt Returners

  • 6 Tabari Hines – Freshman
  • 87 Alex Bachman – Freshman
     


Game summaries[edit]

Elon[edit]

11th meeting. 9–0–1 all time. Last meeting 2009, 35–7 Demon Deacons in Winston–Salem.[4]

Week One: Elon Phoenix at Wake Forest Demon Deacons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Phoenix 0 0 3 0 3
Demon Deacons 3 21 14 3 41

at BB&T Field, Winston–Salem, NC

  • Date: September 3
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 84° F • N 1 • Clear
  • Game attendance: 27,126
  • Referee: David Epperly
  • TV announcers (ESPN3): Play-by-Play: Roy Philpott • Color Analyst: Stan Lewter
  • Final Stats
Game information

@ Syracuse[edit]

5th meeting. 1–3 all time. Last meeting 2014, 30–7 Orange in Winston–Salem.[5]

Week Two: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Syracuse Orange – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 7 10 0 0 17
Orange 3 10 7 10 30

at Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY

  • Date: September 12
  • Game time: 12:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Inside
  • Game attendance: 26,670
  • Referee: Duane Heydt
  • TV announcers (ACCN): Play-By-Play: Tim BrantColor Analyst: Dave ArcherSideline: Roddy Jones
  • Final Stats
Game information

@ Army[edit]

15th meeting. 10–4 all time. Last meeting 2014, 24–21 Demon Deacons in Winston–Salem.[6]

Week Three: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Army West Point Black Knights – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 0 0 7 10 17
Black Knights 0 7 0 7 14

at Mitchie Stadium, West Point, NY

  • Date: September 19
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 79° F • S 8 • Mostly Sunny
  • Game attendance: 29,124
  • Referee: Tom McCreesh
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): Play-by-Play: Ben Holden • Color Analyst: Jay Feely • Sideline: John Schriffen
  • Final Stats
Game information

Indiana[edit]

1st meeting.

Week Four: Indiana Hoosiers at Wake Forest Demon Deacons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Hoosiers 7 10 7 7 31
Demon Deacons 0 10 0 14 24

at BB&T Field, Winston–Salem, NC

  • Date: September 26
  • Game time: 12:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 62° F • NE 14 • Light Rain
  • Game attendance: 22,508
  • Referee: Gary Patterson
  • TV announcers (ACCN): Play-By-Play: Tim BrantColor Analyst: Dave ArcherSideline: Roddy Jones
  • Final Stats
Game information

Florida State[edit]

34th meeting. 6–26–1 all time. Last meeting 2014, 43–3 Seminoles in Tallahassee.[7]

Week Five: Florida State Seminoles at Wake Forest Demon Deacons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Seminoles 7 7 10 0 24
Demon Deacons 3 7 0 6 16

at BB&T Field, Winston–Salem, NC

  • Date: October 3
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 56° F • NE 17 • Rain
  • Game attendance: 28,588
  • Referee: Penn Wagers
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Play-by-Play: Mark NeelyColor Analyst: David Diaz-InfanteSideline: Dawn Davenport
  • Final Stats
Game information

@ Boston College[edit]

23rd meeting. 8–12–2 all time. Last meeting 2014, 23–17 Eagles in Winston–Salem.[8]

Week Six: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Boston College Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 0 0 3 0 3
Eagles 0 0 0 0 0

at Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA

  • Date: October 10
  • Game time: 3:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: 58° F • NNW 7 • Sunny
  • Game attendance: 30,094
  • Referee: Riley Johnson
  • TV announcers (ACCRSN): Play-by-Play: Wes Durham • Color Analyst: James Bates • Sideline: Jenn Hildreth
  • Final Stats
Game information

@ North Carolina[edit]

106th meeting. 35–68–2 all time. Last meeting 2012, 28–27 Demon Deacons in Winston–Salem.[9]

Week Seven: Wake Forest Demon Deaconds at North Carolina Tar Heels – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 7 7 0 0 14
Tar Heels 0 29 7 14 50

at Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Date: October 17
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: 56° F • NNW 7 • Clear and cool
  • Game attendance: 50,500
  • Referee: Gary Patterson
  • TV announcers (ACCRSN): Play-by-Play: Stan Cotten • Color Analyst: Tommy Elrod • Sideline: Dave Goren
  • Final Stats
Game information

NC State[edit]

109th meeting. 38–64–6 all time. Last meeting 2014, 42–13 Wolfpack in Raleigh.[10]

Week Eight: North Carolina State Wolfpack at Wake Forest Demon Deacons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 28 0 0 7 35
Demon Deacons 0 7 3 7 17

at BB&T Field, Winston–Salem, NC

  • Date: October 24
  • Game time: 12:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: 63° F • ESE 5 • Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 30,464
  • Referee: Jerry Magallanes
  • TV announcers (ACCRSN): Play-by-Play: Stan Cotten • Color Analyst: Tommy Elrod • Sidelines: Dave Goren
  • Final Stats
Game information

Louisville[edit]

3rd meeting. 0–2 all time. Last meeting 2014, 20–10 Cardinals in Louisville.[11]

Week Nine: Louisville Cardinals at Wake Forest Demon Deacons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 17 3 0 20
Demon Deacons 10 9 0 0 19

at BB&T Field, Winston–Salem, NC

Game information

@ Notre Dame[edit]

3rd meeting. 0–2 all time. Last meeting 2012, 38–0 Fighting Irish in South Bend.[12]

Week Ten: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 0 0 7 0 7
#4 Fighting Irish 14 7 0 7 28

at Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN

Game information

@ Clemson[edit]

81st meeting. 17–62–1 all time. Last meeting 2014, 34–20 Tigers in Winston–Salem.[13]

Week Ten: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Clemson Tigers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 0 7 0 6 13
#1 Tigers 20 10 3 0 33

at Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC

  • Date: November 21
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: 58° F • Light wind • Mostly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 81,577
  • Referee: Duane Heydt
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Play by Play: Dave Lamont • Color Analyst: Ray Bentley • Sideline: Dawn Davenport
  • Final Stats
Game information

Duke[edit]

96th meeting. 37–56–2 all time. Last meeting 2014, 41–21 Blue Devils in Durham.[14]

Week Ten: Duke Blue Devils at Wake Forest Demon Deacons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 7 10 7 3 27
Demon Deacons 7 0 0 14 21

at BB&T Field, Winston–Salem, NC

  • Date: November 28
  • Game time: 12:30 PM EST
  • Game weather: 68° F • WSW 8 • Overcast
  • Game attendance: 26,435
  • Referee: Gary Patterson
  • TV announcers (ACCN): Play-by-Play: Tim Brant • Color Analyst: Dave Archer • Sideline: Roddy Jones
  • Final Stats
Game information

Statistics[edit]

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wake Forest 37 78 34 60 209
Opponents 86 107 47 55 295

Offense[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Name GP Att Yards Avg TD Long Avg/G
Tyler Bell 12 129 451 3.5 1 33 37.6
Kendall Hinton 10 93 390 4.2 7 69 39.0
Matt Colburn 10 66 239 3.6 1 21 23.9
Isaiah Robinson 12 6 120 3.1 0 22 10.0
John Wolford 11 73 67 0.9 3 70 6.1
Dezmond Wortham 11 9 21 2.3 0 6 1.9
Charles Argenzio 9 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.7
Chuck Wade 12 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 0.1
Tabari Hines 12 3 -13 -4.3 0 0 -1.1
TEAM 4 3 -18 -6.0 0 0 -4.5
Demon Deacons Total 12 417 1,262 3.0 12 70 105.2
Opponents 12 462 1,935 4.2 16 98 161.2

Passing[edit]

Name GP Cmp–Att Pct Yds TD INT Lng Avg/G RAT
John Wolford 11 142-243 60.9 1,791 9 11 58 162.8 128.08
Kendall Hinton 10 93-179 52.0 929 4 5 78 92.9 97.03
Cam Serigne 12 0-2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 -100.00
Tabari Hines 12 0-1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 -200.00
TEAM 4 0-1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 000.00
KJ Brent 12 1-1 0.0 19 0 0 19 1.6 259.06
Demon Deacons Total 12 236-417 56.6 2,739 13 18 78 228.2 113.42
Opponents 12 199-322 61.8 2,430 17 6 89 202.5 138.89

Receiving[edit]

Name GP Rec Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Cortez Lewis 12 47 611 13.0 4 78 50.9
Cam Seringe 12 46 562 12.2 4 49 46.8
KJ Brent 12 42 583 13.9 1 52 48.6
Chuck Wade 12 33 348 10.5 1 33 29.0
Tabari Hines 12 32 366 11.4 3 58 30.5
Tyler Bell 12 18 127 7.1 0 25 10.6
Isaiah Robinson 12 6 57 9.5 0 15 4.8
Steve Donatell 12 3 31 10.3 1 14 2.6
P.J. Howard IV 8 3 11 3.7 0 6 1.4
Tyree Harris 3 2 15 7.5 0 8 5.0
Dezmond Wortham 11 1 13 13.0 0 13 1.2
Alex Bachman 11 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.7
Maddox Stamey 1 1 6 6.0 0 6 6.0
Charles Argenzino 9 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1
Demon Deacons Total 12 236 2,739 11.6 13 78 228.2
Opponents 12 199 2,430 12.2 17 89 202.5

Scoring[edit]

Name TD FG PAT 2PT PAT SAFETY TOT PTS
Mike Weaver   11-18 24-25     57
Kendall Hinton 7         42
Cortez Lewis 4         24
Cam Seringe 4         24
Tabari Hines 3         18
John Wolford 3         18
Tyler Bell 1         6
Chuck Wade 1         6
KJ Brent 1         6
Matt Colburn 1         6
Duke Ejiofor         1 2

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "2015 Wake Forest Coaching Staff". The Official Site of Wake Forest Demon Deacons. April 15, 2015. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ "2015 Wake Forest Roster". The Official Site of Wake Forest Demon Deacons Athletics. Archived from the original on October 1, 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2015. 
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  5. ^ "Wake Forest vs Syracuse (NY)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved September 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Wake Forest vs Army (NY)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Wake Forest vs Florida State". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
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