Wake Forest Hopes Balanced Offense Leads To Wins

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Jim Grobe knows Wake Forest has to be more balanced this year.

The Demon Deacons flung the ball all over the field last year - and lost big. A decade earlier, they ran it almost exclusively - and lost big.

The best seasons in the program's recent history came when they were capable of doing both things reasonably well. That happened during their three-year bowl run from 2006-08, and Grobe wants to get back to that.

He says the Demon Deacons "plan on throwing the football a bunch but we're trying to balance it out with more runs."

Wake Forest ranked 10th or worse in the ACC in all four major offensive stat categories last year, and ranked last with an average of 18.5 points.