The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (1-0) host the Vanderbilt Commodores (2-0) at Truist Field at Wake Forest on Saturday, September 9, 2023.
Want to watch the game between the Demon Deacons and Commodores? You can do so on ACCN.
When is Wake Forest vs. Vanderbilt and when does it start?
This matchup between the Demon Deacons and Commodores is scheduled on Saturday, September 9, 2023. Be ready to see the kickoff at 11:00 AM ET.
Where to watch Wake Forest vs. Vanderbilt
The Demon Deacons and Commodores will hit the gridiron at Truist Field at Wake Forest for this matchup on September 9, and if you would like to see the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
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Wake Forest Stats & Insights
In their most recent outing, the Demon Deacons took down the Elon Phoenix 37-17.
Wake Forest is putting up 427.0 yards per game on offense, which ranks 56th in the FBS. On defense, the Demon Deacons rank 33rd, surrendering 251.0 yards per game.
The Demon Deacons own the 33rd-ranked defense this season in terms of passing yards (145.0 allowed per game), and they’ve been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 24th-best with 329.0 passing yards per game.
On offense, Wake Forest ranks 104th in the FBS with 98.0 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 52nd in rushing yards allowed per contest (106.0).
The Demon Deacons are compiling 37.0 points per game on offense (50th in the FBS), and they rank 54th on the other side of the ball with 17.0 points allowed per game.
Vanderbilt Stats & Insights
The Demon Deacons enter the matchup after winning 37-17 over the Elon Phoenix in their last outing on August 31.
With 379.0 total yards per game on offense, Vanderbilt ranks 73rd in the FBS in 2023. On defense, it ranks 71st, giving up 334.5 total yards per game.
With 252.0 passing yards per game on offense, the Commodores rank 60th in the FBS. Defensively, they rank 88th, surrendering 247.0 passing yards per game.
In terms of rushing, Vanderbilt ranks 83rd in the FBS on offense (127.0 rushing yards per game) and 37th defensively (87.5 rushing yards allowed per game).
The Commodores rank 37th in the FBS with 41.0 points per contest on offense, and they rank 69th with 20.5 points surrendered per game on the defensive side of the ball.
Wake Forest Key Players to Watch
Mitch Griffis has 329 passing yards (329.0 ypg) to lead Wake Forest, completing 63.3% of his passes and collecting three touchdown passes and one interception this season.
Demond Claiborne’s team-high 70 rushing yards (70.0 per game) have come on 13 carries, with one touchdown this year.
This season Justice Ellison has racked up 27 yards (27.0 per game) on 10 carries.
Jahmal Banks’ team-leading 108 receiving yards (108.0 yards per game) have come on six receptions with one touchdown.
Cameron Hite has totaled 91 receiving yards (91.0 yards per game) and one touchdown, hauling in four passes this year.
Wesley Grimes’ three grabs have netted him 76 yards (76.0 ypg) and one touchdown.
Vanderbilt Key Players to Watch
AJ Swann has 452 passing yards (226.0 ypg) to lead Vanderbilt, completing 57.6% of his passes and recording five touchdown passes and one interception this season.
Sedrick Alexander has carried the ball 14 times for a team-high 89 yards (44.5 per game), with two touchdowns this year.
This season Patrick Smith has taken 17 carries for 80 yards (40.0 per game) and one touchdown.
Jayden McGowan’s team-high 142 receiving yards (71.0 yards per game) have come on 12 receptions.
Will Sheppard has hauled in 12 passes for 130 yards (65.0 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
London Humphreys’ two catches have turned into 55 yards (27.5 ypg) and one touchdown.