The Duke Blue Devils (5-3) and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-4) square off on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Wallace Wade Stadium in a battle of ACC opponents.
The Blue Devils’ game against the Demon Deacons will be available on ESPN.
When is Duke vs. Wake Forest and when does it start?
This contest between the Blue Devils and Demon Deacons will take place on Thursday, November 2, 2023. You can expect the kickoff at 7:30 PM ET.
Where to watch Duke vs. Wake Forest
The Blue Devils and Demon Deacons will take to the field at Wallace Wade Stadium for this matchup on November 2, and if you want to catch the event live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on ESPN.
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Duke vs. Wake Forest Game Preview
Duke Stats & Insights
The Blue Devils enter the matchup after losing 23-0 to the Louisville Cardinals in their last outing on October 28.
Duke sports the 97th-ranked offense this season (349.9 yards per game), and has been even more effective defensively, ranking 23rd-best with just 320.5 yards allowed per game.
While the Blue Devils rank 18th-worst in the FBS in passing offense with 170.5 passing yards per game, it’s been a different story on the other side of the ball, as they rank 11th-best (171.6 passing yards per game allowed).
Duke is compiling 179.4 rushing yards per game on offense (38th in the FBS), and ranks 76th on the other side of the ball with 148.9 rushing yards allowed per game.
The Blue Devils rank 78th in points scored this year (25.9 points per game), but they’ve been shining on the defensive side of the ball, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with 15.0 points allowed per game.
Wake Forest Stats & Insights
The Blue Devils head into the matchup after losing 23-0 to the Louisville Cardinals in their last game on October 28.
In terms of total offense, Wake Forest ranks 102nd in the FBS (342.8 total yards per game) and 82nd on defense (385.3 total yards allowed per contest).
The Demon Deacons’ defense has been a bottom-25 unit in pass defense this season, surrendering 256.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 20th-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, they rank 104th with 199.5 passing yards per contest.
With 143.3 rushing yards per game on offense, Wake Forest ranks 87th in the FBS. Defensively it ranks 45th, surrendering 129.0 rushing yards per contest.
From an offensive perspective, the Demon Deacons are accumulating 22.3 points per contest (104th-ranked). They rank 58th in the FBS defensively (24.5 points surrendered per game).
Duke Key Players to Watch
Riley Leonard leads Duke with 1,102 passing yards (157.4 ypg) on 95-of-165 passing with three touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season. He also adds 352 rushing yards (50.3 ypg) on 58 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
Jordan Waters’ team-high 488 rushing yards (61.0 per game) have come on 83 carries, with nine touchdowns this year.
This season Jaquez Moore has piled up 75 carries for 405 yards (50.6 per game) and three touchdowns.
Jordan Moore’s team-high 440 receiving yards (55.0 yards per game) have come on 33 receptions with three touchdowns.
Jalon Calhoun has reeled in 30 passes for 435 yards (54.4 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
Sahmir Hagans’ 17 receptions have netted him 144 yards (24.0 ypg).
Wake Forest Key Players to Watch
Mitch Griffis leads Wake Forest with 1,279 passing yards (182.7 ypg) on 105-of-185 passing with nine touchdowns compared to seven interceptions this season. He also adds 82 rushing yards (11.7 ypg) on 82 carries.
The team’s top rusher, Demond Claiborne, has carried the ball 110 times for 493 yards (61.6 per game), with five touchdowns this year.
This season Justice Ellison has rushed for 425 yards (60.7 per game) on 86 carries.
Jahmal Banks’ 476 receiving yards (59.5 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s collected 42 receptions and three touchdowns.
Taylor Morin has recorded 357 receiving yards (44.6 yards per game) and two touchdowns, reeling in 28 passes this year.
Wesley Grimes’ 16 grabs have yielded 299 yards (42.7 ypg) and two touchdowns.