WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- This wasn't how Wake Forest hoped its new option offense would look.
The Demon Deacons managed just 55 yards rushing on 39 attempts in a loss last week at Boston College and failed to score on one critical possession after taking over inside the BC 5-yard line.
They know they've got to pick things up quickly, and it starts this week against Louisiana-Monroe (1-1).
Right guard Frank Souza said Tuesday that the offense is "just something new for guys to handle" and that "if we're really going to hit it hard with this offense, we've got to get a little better at it."
Wake Forest (1-1) ranks 88th nationally with an average of 129 yards rushing. Louisiana-Monroe allows nearly 200 yards per game on the ground.