Time: 8:00 pm ET (Friday, August 30th)
Location: Winston-Salem, BB&T Field
Radio: Wake Forest IMG Radio Network, Wake Forest Gameday App
Live Stats: Wake Forest Sports, Wake Forest Gameday App
Twitter: @WakeFB, @BloggerSoDear, @Les_Johns, @ConorONeillWSJ
Spread: Wake -5.5
ESPN Matchup Predictor: 75.5% chance of winning
Weather Forecast: 80 and humid
Where to Watch: Go to the game!
It’s here. My birthday! I mean, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons opener. While the line has continued to move with more action coming in on Wake Forest, the Deacs have a tough task against Utah State, lead by their star QB Jordan Love.
The Deacs counter with a healthy defense lead by LB Justin Strnad and offense with QB Jamie Newman and RB Cade Carney. Home openers tend to be a bit sloppier as players get adjusted to live tackling and true game speed but I’m feeling lucky and think the Deacs are too focused and well-coached to let a game like this slip away.