Wake Forest draws Campbell in another schedule twist

Wake Forest takes on visiting Campbell, which is closing out an abbreviated fall slate, in a non-league game Friday night at Truist Field in Winston-Salem, N.C.Wake Forest (0-2) could use a jolt of confidence after a rough opening stretch.”We’re getting better,” Demon Deacons coach Dave Clawson said. “I think we have the makings of a good football team, but this team is a work in progress and we’ll get there.”This will mark the first football game in the state of North Carolina with increased attendance guidelines. State restrictions are allowing up to 7 percent of stadium capacity beginning this weekend.”We are excited to play in front of Deacon Nation again, even if it is a limited capacity,” Clawson said. “We can’t wait to feel that energy and support starting with our game against Campbell.”This will be the first meeting between the programs.Campbell (0-3), a member of the Football Championship Subdivision’s Big South Conference, is playing four games as part of a fall season after the Big South opted to hold its main competition in the spring. So it’s four road assignments for the Camels, including the final two in their home state.Campbell has lost to Georgia Southern (27-26); to Coastal Carolina (43-21); and to Appalachian State (52-21). There would have been a week off before its final game, but like so many other things this season, changes were necessary.”It’s prepping us for when we get in the playoffs because that’s where we’re going (in the future),” said Camels coach Mike Minter, a former standout with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. “Now it shows us you have four weeks, you have to get ready every single day. … What I’m looking for is how do we put it all together?”By playing this schedule across a period of a month, the exposure for the Camels has been beneficial. Twice, their games have been on national television.