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BSD Staff Predictions for Wake Forest vs. Utah State

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The staff predicts a win for the Deacs to start the season

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Wake Forest opens the season tonight against Utah State.

Here’s how the staff thinks the Deacs will do.

Riley

Wake Forest 34-Utah State 28

The first game of the season is finally here as Wake Forest welcomes a pretty good Utah State team into Winston-Salem. The Aggies are led by 6-4, 220 pound QB Jordan Love, who is drawing a lot of buzz lately and is showing up near the top of early QB lists for the 2020 NFL Draft. Fortunately the Deacs have homefield advantage and a plethora of talent at skill positions on both sides of the football. Both teams have question marks in the trenches, and ultimately whoever can protect their QB better will likely win this one. The Deacs are currently favored by 3 points and I like Wake by a touchdown or so in this one. Jamie Newman comes out and shows why he won the starting QB job and leads the Deacs in this one with a big game.

Samurai

Wake Forest 28-Utah State 17

Elijah

Wake Forest 38-Utah State 31

The Deacs get a home game to start against a formidable opponent on my birthday, I mean season opener. This game will be tougher than anticipated, mostly because of Utah State’s QB, Jordan Love.

Love is considered to be the third best QB entering the season behind Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and for that reason I believe the game could be a unique challenge for the Deacs’ defense.

Ultimately, I think the Deacs do prevail, having a bit more consistency with coaching and starters (Utah State had to replace HC Matt Wells and many players). It will be a bit more offense than defense but the Deacs explosive offense picks up where they left off in the Birmingham Bowl.

Cam

Wake Forest 35-Utah State 28

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Adam

Wake Forest 31-Utah State 28

This one will probably be close, but the home field advantage ultimately leads to a W for the Deacs.

Edward

Wake Forest 38-Utah State 31

Cade Carney, Jamie Newman, and company get off to a great start and continue to build upon the momentum from three consecutive bowl wins. Jordan Love and Utah State’s offense prove to be a great test for the Deacon defense, but in the end the Deacs capitalize on the home field advantage and hang on for the win.

How do you all think the Deacs will do in the home opener? Do you think they pull out the win? Comment below.