ACC Football Goat of the Week, Week 4: Tanner Price, Wake Forest

Wake Forest Demon Deacons QB Tanner Price is the ACC Goat of the Week for Week 4

Wake Forest Demon Deacons QB Tanner Price is the ACC Goat of the Week for Week 4

No one enjoys piling on when things go wrong. But nonetheless, we’ve got to call out the ACC (plus Louisville) players who were counter-productive in helping their teams grab a victory this weekend. On the bright side for them, they can always get off this list next week. And for their sake, let’s hope they do.

ACC Goat of the Week, Week 4: Tanner Price, QB/Wake Forest

There were a lot of choices or very few choices for goat this week, depending on how you look at it, but Price — the leader of this weak Wake Forest offense — seems to fit the bill most of all. His 66 rushing yards were certainly an encouraging sign that maybe this spread option attack could be taking hold, though the rest of his performance left a lot to be desired. Against Army, he threw just 17 passes, with only six completions for just 132 yards, one touchdown and one interception. An extremely accurate passer earlier in his career, that time has now completely disappeared and this season, it is likely to hit a final new low. And all this after last week’s apparent revival where he threw for 310 yards. Whether he likes it or not, Price is the motor that runs this offense. While Wake Forest won on Saturday, they can’t expect to do so very often if he’s going to make a habit of being this inaccurate and inconsistent.

Honorable Mention:

Bryn Renner, QB/North Carolina (14/29 passing, 218 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT)

Ethan Keyserling, P/Virginia Tech (0/3 FG)

Duke Blue Devils defense (allowed 598 total yards and 58 points)

Brandon Connette, QB/Duke (21/32 passing, 424 total yards, 6 TD, 4 INT)

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4 thoughts on “ACC Football Goat of the Week, Week 4: Tanner Price, Wake Forest

    • I feel like I do quite a bit of hating on Thomas’s ineptitude, so felt like he earned a reprieve this week. Despite his overall futility, he did score the game-winner and made up for a lot of gaffes by special teams and surprisingly, the defense. He has to cut down on turnovers, though.

      … And told you beforehand, Mark — this game was going to be tight. Haha

  1. I would actually replace Ethan Keyserling with Cody Journell. Keyserling didn’t findout until that morning that he would replace Journell. Plus, he was playing in a deluge and the Marshall kicker wasn’t that great either. Journell has had one too many off the field issue that has left the team high and dry, ala the 2011 Sugar Bowl. What is wrong with this young man?

    • Journell’s an issue, admittedly. But since he didn’t take the field, I wasn’t going to ding him. If Tech thought they could ride Keyserling at that position, then he has to deliver, no?

      Agree with the overall sentiment on this week though — too tough to properly evaluate given the nature of the games.

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