Wake Forest 2012: Five Reasons the Deacons Will Go Bowling

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Wake Forest 2012: Five Reasons the Deacons Will Go Bowling
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Wake Forest Football has never been in better hands. One of the smallest schools in the ACC, their football stadium has a capacity listed at 31,500. But they are regularly visited by big name schools such as Florida State, Virginia Tech, Clemson and Notre Dame.

What may be surprising to fans outside the ACC is how competitive Wake Forest football has become. For instance, the Demon Deacons have beaten Florida State in four of the past six years.

In 2011, Wake Forest defeated bowl bound NC State and Florida State. They almost upset Notre Dame, but lost 24-17. In Clemson’s Death Valley, Wake nearly pulled off another upset, losing on a last second field goal 31-28.

The Deacons did qualify for a bowl last year. They finished the season at 6-7 after a loss in the Music City Bowl to the SEC representative, Mississippi State, 23-17.

Read on to see why they will make their second straight bowl appearance in 2012.

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