Deacons get the bowl they want, but can they get the win they need?

Not much went right for the Wake Forest in the final weeks of the regular season. The Deacons lost five of their last six games, squandering a chance for an eight- or nine-win season.

A couple more victories might have put Wake in a bowl game with a warmer climate and a little closer to New Year’s Day.

So why did the athletic offices erupt with cheers when the bowl selections were announced?

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