In 2006, Wake Forest began the season 4-0 en route to an improbable bid to the Orange Bowl. A decade later, could it be deja vu all over again?
Unbelievably, the answer to that is, well, yeah. Well, it’s at least technically possible — although glancing at the latest box score that would’ve been the furthest thing from your mind.
In Saturday’s game against Indiana, the Demon Deacons were outgained 611-352 in total offense. Hoosiers quarterback Richard Lagow strafed Wake’s defense for 496 yards and three touchdowns. But then you catch a glimpse of the category that reads “Turnovers.”
The Demon Deacon defense intercepted Lagow a whopping five times. Not only did the defense return one of those for a touchdown, the offense converted another two picks into 10 points.
The final score? Wake 33, Indiana 28.
With the win, Wake improved to 4-0 on the season for the first time since that 2006 campaign mentioned in the lede. Before you go out and bet your house on an ACC Coastal title for the Deacons, however, keep this in mind: Wake still has games left against No. 13 Florida State (10/15), No. 3 Louisville (11/12) and No. 5 Clemson (11/19), with the first two games on the road.
If you’re a Wake fan, though, it’s fun to dream — especially when your team’s six-game losing streak to close out the 2015 season is factored in.