Surprising Wake plays host to No. 19 Virginia Tech



WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — It’s easy for Wake Forest to keep from getting too cocky after knocking off Florida State. The Demon Deacons simply think back to last year’s visit to Virginia Tech.

Linebacker Scott Betros says that 52-21 loss “brings us back to reality.”

The Demon Deacons (4-1, 3-0 ACC) will try to make up for it — and win consecutive games against nationally ranked teams for the first time in school history — on Saturday night when they play host to the 19th-ranked Hokies (5-1, 1-1).

For Wake Forest, the challenge isn’t just corralling Logan Thomas, David Wilson and the rest of Virginia Tech’s playmakers.

It’s learning how to handle their success amid a school-record start to ACC play that included last week’s 35-30 upset of the then-No. 23 Seminoles.