It’s Homecoming, Prez Ball has finished up the night before and at 3pm, the Demon Deacons welcome the Aggies of Utah State to Winston-Salem. Lets take a quick look at them shall we?
Team: Utah State Aggies
Location: Logan, UT
Conference: Mountain West
Home Stadium: Maverik Stadium
Head Coach: Matt Wells (5th Season, overall record of 28-25)
2016 Record: 3-9 (1-7 in MWC)
Best Win: A nice 34-20 win over Arkansas State (who would end up beating UCF in their bowl game) otherwise not much more to report from that column
Worst Loss: A toss up between allowing a last second touchdown to lose 38-37 to Nevada and the absolute drubbing they got from Wyoming
Vegas O/U: 4.5 -125
Putting it softly, this team was not that good last year, but did have some bright spots. The defense, mainly the secondary, was pretty good, and QB Kent Meyers is back and still really, really good.
While I don’t expect the Aggies to be as bad as last year, there’s almost no where to go but up.
Looking at the schedule, the Aggies could be a team that goes 3-9 again, doesn’t bounce back and are right back where they started at the beginning of the season, maybe without a head coach. On the other hand they could find the offensive spark that they have been missing, get an upset, and be bowling. Who knows?
This is the definition of a trap game for the Deacs. I expect Wake to win this matchup but it’s a matter of how they win it.
If they come out and completely stomp Utah State with a strong running performance, I’d be more than pleased. If they come out flat and win a scrappy game on homecoming,
I wouldn’t be too surprised either and a little worried going into the App State game. Regardless this should be a game to put Wake at 3-0 for the second year in a row