Wake Forest made itself bowl eligible, while ensuring a winning record in ACC play this fall, with a 31-10 victory over Maryland Saturday afternoon in Winston-Salem.
Read a collection of notes following Wake's big win.
With the Win
--- Wake Forest improves to 6-5 overall and finishes ACC play at 5-3. --- Wake Forest becomes bowl-eligible for the fourth time in six years. --- Wake Forest has won 5 ACC games for just the fourth time in school history.
--- Wake Forest finishes with an ACC record over .500 for the ninth time in school history.
--- Maryland leads the series 42-17-1.
--- Wake Forest has won three straight at home against the Terps. --- Wake Forest has won three of the last five meetings with Maryland.
--- Wake Forest improves to 4-2 when wearing gold jerseys.
--- With the win over Maryland, Jim Grobe's record at Wake Forest stands at 68-65 in his 11th year.
--- Grobe's career record improves to 101-98-1 in his 17th year as a head coach.
--- Grobe's record in ACC games improves to 37-51 and 22-21 in home ACC games.
--- Grobe is 39-29 in home games. --- Grobe is 5-7 in games against Maryland.
Wake Forest Finishes 5-3 In The ACC
--- The Deacons have finished 5-3 in the ACC, marking just the fourth time in school history that Wake Forest has won five or more conference games in a season.
Givens Breaks Single-Season Receiving Record
--- Junior wide receiver Chris Givens broke the Wake Forest single-season record for most receiving yards with a career-high 191 yards against Maryland. His previous career-high was 170 yards in the season-opener against Syracuse.
--- Givens now has 1,207 receiving yards this season, which broke Ricky Proehl's previous record of 1,053 yards which he set during the 1989 season.
--- Givens recorded his seventh 100-yard receiving game of the season. The school-record is eight held by Wayne Baumgardner in 1979.
--- Givens now has a total of 10 100-yard receiving games in his career. Ricky Proehl holds the career record with 12.
--- For his career, Givens has recorded 2,350 receiving yards which moves him into fourth in school-history.
--- Givens also caught his 21st career touchdown in the fourth quarter. That ties him for the third-most career touchdown receptions in school-history.
--- With his catch in the first quarter, Givens has now caught at least one pass in each of the last 26 games he has played in.