| 5–6 (3–5 ACC)|
| Atlantic Coast Conference|
Jim Caldwell (5th year)
1997 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team Wikipedia
The 1997 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team was an American football team that represented Wake Forest University during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fifth season under head coach Jim Caldwell, the Demon Deacons compiled a 5–6 record and finished in a tie for sixth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.