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Maryland (5-1,1-1 ACC) at Wake Forest (3-3, 1-2 ACC)
When: Saturday, 3:30 P.M.
Site: BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Radio: 105.7 FM, 980 AM
Series: Maryland leads 43-17-1
Last meeting: Maryland defeated Wake Forest, 19-14, on Oct. 6, 2012, in College Park
Maryland offense vs. Wake Forest defense: Quarterback C.J. Brown (concussion) returns as Maryland's starter after missing last week's Virginia game. Wake Forest's defense ranks ninth in the conference in yards allowed per game (365.2). The Demon Deacons are led by nose guard Nikita Whitlock, who ranks third in the ACC in tackles for loss (11.5) and sixth in sacks (five).
Maryland defense vs. Wake Forest offense: Maryland has had not any takeaways in its past two games, and its once-impressive turnover margin has dropped to plus-1. The Terps rank eighth in the ACC in total defense (362.3 yards allowed per game) but fourth in sacks (18). Receiver Michael Campanaro needs 11 receptions to pass Desmond Clark as Wake Forest's career leader. But the Demon Deacons rank next-to-last in the conference in rushing (112.5 yards per game).