Wake Forest adds Elon to 2023 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have added the Elon Phoenix to their 2023 football schedule, according to Wake Forest’s 2018 football media guide.

Wake Forest will host Elon at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on either Thursday, Aug. 31 or Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023. The game will be the 13th overall meeting between the two schools.

Wake Forest and Elon are also scheduled to meet in Winston-Salem on Sept. 21, 2019. In their most recent meeting in 2015, the Demon Deacons defeated the Phoenix 41-3 to extend their lead in the overall series to 10-0-1.

Elon is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Last season, the Phoenix fell to Furman 28-27 in the first round of the FCS Playoffs and finished the season 8-4 overall (6-2, CAA).

Wake Forest’s 2018 football media guide also provides dates for a couple of previously announced matchups. Air Force, which was scheduled to visit BB&T Field in 2022, will now play the Demon Deacons one season later on Sept. 16, 2023.

Additionally, the Wake Forest at Notre Dame game in 2023 has been set for Oct. 28.

Future Wake Forest Football Schedules