2022 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Football Schedule: Dates, Times, & Analysis

Dave Clawson and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons had a season to remember in 2021, winning 11 games and making an appearance in the ACC Championship game. They’ll hope to keep building with 13 returning starters led by star quarterback Sam Hartman and one of the country’s most productive receivers in A.T. Perry. New defensive coordinator Brad Lambert hopes to improve a unit that allowed over 30 points per game. 

Here’s a look at Wake Forest’s schedule with dates, times, opponents, and analysis:

Week 1 – vs. Virginia Military Institute Keydets

Date: September 1

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

The Demon Deacons look to extend a nine-game home winning streak to double-digits.

Week 2 – at Vanderbilt Commodores

Date: September 10

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

Wake Forest has won five of its last six road openers. This will mark the Demon Deacons’ first game against the SEC since 2013.

Week 3 – vs. Liberty Flames

Date: September 17

Time: 5:00 p.m. ET

Led by Hugh Freeze, the Liberty Flames are one of the most challenging teams outside of the Power 5 to play against. Wake Forest has won both prior meetings.

Week 4 – vs. Clemson Tigers

Date: September 24

Time: TBD

A monumental clash with the Clemson Tigers comes before the calendar flips to October. Wake Forest has not defeated Clemson since 2008.

Week 5 – at Florida State Seminoles

Date: October 1

Time: TBD

The Demon Deacons look to avoid a letdown spot after the Clemson game when they travel to Tallahassee. The visiting team has won four of the last five meetings.

Week 6 – vs. Army Black Knights

Date: October 8

Time: TBD

Wake Forest has won 10 of the last 11 games against the Army Black Knights. Last year’s game was a 70-56 shootout win for Dave Clawson and company.

Week 7 – BYE

Week 8 – vs. Boston College Eagles

Date: October 22

Time: TBD

Three of the last four meetings have ended victoriously for the Demon Deacons. Wake has also won three of its last four games following a bye.

Week 9 – at Louisville Cardinals

Date: October 29

Time: TBD

The first of two challenging road games in a row sees the Demon Deacons travel to Louisville to face the Cardinals. Wake has won three of the last five meetings,

Week 10 – at North Carolina State Wolfpack

Date: November 5

Time: TBD

This could potentially be a pivotal showdown in the Atlantic Division for the second straight season. Last year’s 45-42 Wake Forest win was the deciding factor in the divisional race, and the Wolfpack are primed for another run in 2022.

Week 11 – vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

Date: November 12

Time: TBD

The home team has won seven consecutive meetings, which is a welcome sign for Wake Forest. Last year the North Carolina Tar Heels won a 58-55 shootout to tarnish the Demon Deacons’ perfect 8-0 record to start the year.

Week 12 – vs. Syracuse Orange

Date: November 19

Time: TBD

Wake Forest has won four of the last six meetings with the Syracuse Orange.

Week 13 – at Duke Blue Devils

Date: November 25

Time: TBD

The Duke Blue Devils have been a tough out, winning five of the last nine meetings. However, Duke ranks just 125th in returning production in Year 1 of the Mike Elko era.