1964 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team

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1964 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football
Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1964 record 5–5 (4–3 ACC)
Head coach Bill Tate (1st year)
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
1964 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
NC State $ 5 2 0     5 5 0
Duke 3 2 1     4 5 1
Maryland 4 3 0     5 5 0
North Carolina 4 3 0     5 5 0
Wake Forest 4 3 0     5 5 0
South Carolina 2 3 1     3 5 2
Clemson 2 4 0     3 7 0
Virginia 1 5 0     5 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1964 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team represented Wake Forest University during the 1964 college football season. In its first season under head coach Bill Tate, the team compiled a 5–5 record and finished in a three-way tie for third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).[2]

Three players received first-team All-ACC honors from the Associated Press: fullback Brian Piccolo, quarterback John Mackovic, and end Richard Cameron.[3] Piccolo was a unanimous selection for the all-conference team,[3] and was also selected as a first-team All-American by Football News.[4][5] He set three ACC records in 1964 with 1,044 rushing yards, 111 points scored, and 17 touchdowns.[3] Piccolo also led the nation in 1964 in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, and points scored.[6] He was named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Year, yet went unselected in the both the AFL and NFL drafts.[7] Mackovic led the Demon Deacons with 1,340 passing yards while completing 89 of 195 passes. Cameron caught 29 passes for 410 yards.[8]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result
09/19/1964* at Virginia Charlottesville, VA W 31-21
09/26/1964 Virginia Tech Roanoke, VA W 38-21
10/03/1964* at UNC Chapel Hill, NC L 0-23
10/10/1964 at Vanderbilt Nashville, TN L 6-9
10/17/1964* Clemson Winston-Salem, NC L 2-21
10/24/1964* at Maryland College Park, MD W 21-17
10/31/1964 at Memphis State Memphis, TN L 14-23
11/07/1964* Duke Winston-Salem, NC W 20-7
11/14/1964* at South Carolina Columbia, SC L 13-23
11/20/1964* NC State Winston-Salem, NC W 27-13

Team leaders[edit]

Category Team Leader Att/Cth Yds
Passing John Mackovic 89/195 1,340
Rushing Brian Piccolo 252 1,044
Receiving Richard Cameron 29 410

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1964 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "1964 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Fishman, Piccolo On All-ACC Team". Cumberland Evening Times. November 27, 1964. pp. 40–41. 
  4. ^ "More Honors: FN releases 33-man team". The Freso Bee. 1964-11-24. referenced April 3, 2009.
  5. ^ The Associated Press and Newspaper Enterprise Association selected Piccolo as a second-team All-American behind Gale Sayers, who would later be Piccolo's roommate with the Chicago Bears, as depicted in the film Brian's Song.
  6. ^ "Piccolo top grid scorer". Toledo Blade. Ohio. Associated Press. December 10, 1964. p. 62. 
  7. ^ "Pro loops bypass Wake's Piccolo". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. South Carolina. Associated Press. November 30, 1964. p. 9. 
  8. ^ "1964 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 26, 2015.