Wake Forest’s bowl game chances are on life support. In their efforts to keep their bowl game eligibility alive, Wake Forest will likely have to win their lone home game remaining against the Pittsburgh Panthers.
The ACC announced today that the game will be played at 12 on RSN.
Pitt.-Wake Forest is a noon game on regional sports network in two weeks (Nov. 17). #asexpected— Conor O'Neill (@ConorONeillWSJ) November 5, 2018
The Panthers have had an up and down season with lowlights including a loss to UNC and shellackings to Penn State and UCF. Their highlights include an overtime victory against the Syracuse Orange and a tough 19-14 loss to undefeated Notre Dame.
If Pittsburgh bets Virginia Tech this weekend then it will clinch the Coastal Division with a win over Wake Forest.
With QB Sam Hartman now out for the season with a lower leg injury, the Deacs will have a choice between former starting QB Kendall Hinton or Jamie Newman. With the short schedule this week against NC State, the Pittsburgh game could be even more vital considering the extra time Wake Forest will have to prepare.
We will continue to have coverage, even with the short week and injury situation (as eloquently described here by Les Johns at the Demon Deacon Digest).
It's college football. Injuries happen. But what Wake Forest has sustained this season is just other-worldly. 12 total guys now lost for the entire season, nearly all of whom were in (or projected to be) in the 2-deep.— Les Johns (@Les_Johns) November 4, 2018