1997 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team

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1997 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football
Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1997 record 5–6 (3–5 ACC)
Head coach Jim Caldwell (5th year)
Home stadium Groves Stadium
(Capacity: 31,500)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Florida State $   8 0         11 1  
#6 North Carolina   7 1         11 1  
Virginia   5 3         7 4  
#25 Georgia Tech   5 3         7 5  
Clemson   4 4         7 5  
NC State   3 5         6 5  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 6  
Maryland   1 7         2 9  
Duke   0 8         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team was an American football team that represented Wake Forest University during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fifth season under head coach Jim Caldwell, the Demon Deacons compiled a 5–6 record and finished in a tie for sixth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 3:30 PM No. 21 Northwestern* Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC ABC W 27–20   24,320
September 13 3:30 PM at East Carolina* Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC FSN L 24–25   38,031
September 20 6:30 PM Georgia Tech Groves Stadium • Winston-Salem, NC L 26–28   22,832
September 25 8:00 PM NC State Groves Stadium • Winston-Salem, NC ESPN W 19–18   24,259
October 4 12:00 PM at Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA JPS L 13–21   40,000
October 11 12:00 PM at No. 5 North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC JPS L 12–30   57,000
October 18 1:00 PM Maryland Groves Stadium • Winston-Salem, NC W 35–17   17,893
October 25 12:00 PM at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC JPS W 38–24   28,531
November 1 12:00 PM Clemsondagger Groves Stadium • Winston-Salem, NC JPS L 16–33   23,411
November 8 12:00 PM at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN+ W 28–14   11,717
November 15 12:00 PM at No. 2 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL JPS L 7–58   70,026
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Team leaders[edit]

Category Team Leader Att/Cth Yds
Passing Brian Kuklick 190/312 2,180
Rushing Herman Lewis 114 491
Receiving Desmond Clark 72 950

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1997 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 24, 2015.