Third down struggles
This has certainly become a trend as the Wake Forest football team struggles to continue drives and convert on third down. On Saturday against Clemson, the Demon Deacons converted only 5 of 21 third down attempts and had eight drives end on three and outs.
Over the past four games, the Demon Deacons have converted only 27 of 76 third down attempts (35.5 percent).
One of the reasons for the poor third-down conversion percentage is that the offense is doing enough on first and second down to be in advantageous position on third down. In the game against Clemson, the average yards need for a first down was 9.2 yards.
If the Demon Deacons wants to extend drives and keep their offense on the field, they must win the battle on first and second down.