Wake Forest (4-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) at No. 7 Miami (6-0, 2-0), Noon (ESPNU)
Line: Miami by 23.
Series record: Miami leads 7-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
For the first time since Al Golden was hired late in 2010, Miami gets to play a football game without the NCAA investigation hanging over its head. It's now resolved and the Hurricanes get to focus on football. Wake Forest is looking for its third straight win as the Demon Deacons rebound from a tough start to ACC play, and Miami will be trying to keep momentum rolling before traveling to Florida State next week.
Wake Forest WR Michael Campanaro vs. Miami secondary. Campanaro is the real deal, with 55 catches already, and the Demon Deacons love to hit him on short routes and let his feet do the rest. If Miami's secondary botches the initial tackle, he will turn quick-hits into big gains.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Wake Forest: QB Tanner Price. He's thrown a pass in 43 college games, and somehow, none of them have come against conference rival Miami. He's good enough to give even this vastly improved Hurricane defense fits.
Miami: RB Duke Johnson. The Hurricanes say he's healthy. But the fact remains that he's gotten nicked up in half of Miami's games this season. With WR Phillip Dorsett out with a knee injury, more responsibility will fall on Johnson's shoulders. Backup RB Dallas Crawford is off to a phenomenal start, but Miami wants Johnson on the field.
FACTS & FIGURES
The last time these conference rivals met was 2009. ... Miami has won the last four meetings between the clubs, though the last two victories were by a total of seven points and were of the come-from-behind variety. ... The Hurricanes are 2-3 since 2007 in the week before the Florida State rivalry game. ... Wake Forest hasn't won three straight games since early in the 2011 season.