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Game Thread: Wake Forest (1-0) travels to face Rice (0-1)

Last year, the Deacs beat the Owls 56-24, this year they have to travel to Houston.

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NCAA Football: Rice at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 8:00 pm ET (Friday, September 6th, 2019)

Location: Houston, Texas (Rice Stadium, 47,000 capacity, turf)

TV: CBS Sports Network


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

Instagram: @WakeFootball

Uniforms: Matte Black Helmets, White Jerseys, White Pants

Spread: Wake -19 (opened at Wake -19.5)

Over/Under: 58.5

ESPN Matchup Predictor: 87.2% chance to win

NCAA 14 Simulation: Wake wins 38-16

Previous Matchup: Wake 56 - Rice 24

Opponent’s Last: 14-7 loss @ Army

Weather Forecast: 96 degrees and sunny

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons left North Carolina a little earlier than expected to escape Hurricane Dorian (thoughts out to those affected). Heading to Houston to face the Rice Owls, the Deacs look to bring good vibes and strong momentum from their Week 1 victory over Jordan Love and Utah State.

Last year, the Deacs put up 56 points at home against the Owls. This year, the Owls are trying to figure things out. As Bart put together a great review of the Rice Offense (click here for the in-depth piece), the Owls are still trying to find ways to improve.

The injury bug has already hit Wake Forest a bit as Tyler Williams and Jaquarii Roberson are likely out for the contest.

Look for the Deacs to take care of business in Houston.

Go Deacs!