September 5, 2007

Breaking down the Wake Forest defense

Nebraska Opponent Defensive Scouting Report

Who: Wake Forest Demon Deacons
School Location: Winston-Salem, N.C.
School Colors: Old Gold and Black

Record: 0-1
National Ranking: Unranked
Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference

Head Coach: Jim Grobe (Virginia 1975)
(In his seventh year at Wake Forest and 13th season overall as a head coach; 37-35 at Wake Forest, 70-69-1 overall, 0-1 vs. Nebraska)
Defensive Coordinator: Dean Hood

When: Saturday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. (CDT)
Where: Groves Stadium (31,500)
TV: ESPN
Radio: Host Communications
Series Record: Nebraska Leads 2-0
Base Defensive Formation: 4-3

On The Line: The big defensive news coming out of Winston-Salem this week is that defensive end Matthew Robinson (6-2, 248) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Nebraska after suffering a high ankle sprain in the Demon Deacons' season opener against Boston College. Robinson, who sat last season with a broken knee cap, led Wake Forest in tackles for a loss (10.5) and sacks (4.5) in 2005. Fellow defensive end Jeremy Thompson (6-5, 264) recorded six tackles, including a pair of quarterback sacks, against B.C. on Saturday.

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