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Wake Forest looks to upset Clemson, start 6-0

Oct 3, 2006 - 7:57 PM No. 15 Clemson (4-1) at Wake Forest (5-0), 12:00 pm EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Ticker) - Wake Forest certainly will be ranked if it can pull off an upset this weekend.

The Demon Deacons seek their first 6-0 start in 62 years when they host No. 15 Clemson in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest Saturday.

Wake Forest (5-0, 1-0 ACC Atlantic) has not won six straight games since 1992. Never a football power, the Demon Deacons' longest winning streak came in 1944, when they won their first seven contests.

The Demon Deacons are coming off a 34-14 triumph over Division I-AA Liberty. Kevin Harris had a pair of rushing touchdowns in the first 17 minutes to give Wake Forest an early 17-0 advantage, and the hosts led comfortably thereafter.

Clemson (4-1, 2-1 Atlantic), which ranks second nationally in scoring offense at 43.4 points per game, has outscored its past two opponents, North Carolina and Louisiana Tech, by a combined 103-7.

In last week's 51-0 blanking of the Bulldogs, James Davis, true freshman C.J. Spiller and Demerick Chancellor all rushed for more than 100 yards, with Davis producing 143 yards and two touchdowns on just 11 carries.

However, the Tigers will be without star wide receiver Chansi Stuckey, who broke his right foot in practice Tuesday and will be out three to five weeks.

Wake Forest has won two of the past three meetings after losing the previous four. Last year, the Demon Deacons scored 10 unanswered points for a 31-27 victory, also at Groves Stadium. This will be the third time in four years the teams are meeting here.

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