2. Wake Forest’s offense had its moments, but …
The Wake Forest offense kept on pushing and kept on trying to make something big happened, but it stalled way too often.
The attack was shut out in the second half.
The chances were there, but the O couldn’t seem to find the spark it needed. This is a fast-paced offense that needs to control the tempo and keep defenses on their heels, but they weren’t able to do that as the Michigan State defense stepped up time and again.
The Demon Deacons finished with 175 passing yards and 176 on the ground, with QB Jamie Newman only hitting 12-of-27 passes for 175 yards with three scores and a pick. He also led the team with 87 rushing yards, but that’s not how this thing is supposed to roll.
Moving the chains wasn’t too big of a problem, and time of possession doesn’t really matter when it comes to what the program likes to do, but it did matter. Michigan State had the ball for over 11 more minutes and came up with 146 more yards.
And Wake Forest still only lost by six.