Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: TerpsInsider and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

Making sense of struggling Wake Forest

The more you look at this Wake Forest team, the more you realize this is a game Maryland really needs to win, and perhaps convincingly. This is Maryland’s easiest remaining game. Is Wake Forest the worst team in the ACC? Perhaps, but that title probably belongs in Durham, N.C.

There is little debate over the bottom four teams in the league. Wake Forest, Boston College, Virginia and Duke have a combined 1-14 record in league play. (All these teams are also on Maryland’s schedule.) The four teams are a combined 0-10 on the road this season.

Look at Wake. It has been outscored 264-199 by opponents this season. Wake is ranked 100th or worse nationally in passing offense, rushing defense, pass efficiency defense, total defense, scoring defense, net punting and passing efficiency. They rank last in the ACC in total defense and pass defense.

But before you proclaim Wake as the worst, look at Duke, which lost 54-48 at Wake in an entertaining game Sept. 11. There is some real competition at the top and at the bottom of the league this season. But the top-to-bottom parity from a few years ago? Forget about it. Look for eight bowl eligible teams. No more.

By Eric Prisbell  | October 26, 2010; 8:35 AM ET
Categories:  Football  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Maryland-Miami game at noon or 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 6
Next: Terps Invite Fans to Intrasqad Scrimmage Saturday


How about we just rank the ACC as the worst conference? You could say that BC is better than Wake, but that ain't sayin' much.

Posted by: SirPelleas | October 26, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Anyone notice Phil Costa in for the Cowgirls last night?

Regards -


Posted by: HughGRection | October 26, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Yeah I noticed that Hugh. Seems that practically every Terp starting offensive lineman gets a shot in the NFL, and usually they catch on with a team.

SirPelleas, you'll have a pretty hard time ranking the ACC as the worst conference with 8 bowl teams. I know it's a somewhat difficult concept for certain people to understand, but just because you don't have a national title contender that really doesn't mean your conference is terrible. If we send 8 teams to bowls, that would easily rank the ACC in the top 5 conferences in the country. Are we the best conference or the second best conference? Obviously not. But top 5, yes.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 26, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.

characters remaining

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company