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
Uniforms: Matte Black Helmets, White Jerseys, White Pants
Spread: Wake -19 (opened at Wake -19.5)
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.
.@WakeFB is back on Miami Air in 2019, with trip to #Rice for Friday— Sports + Aviation (@SportsAviation) September 5, 2019
GSO ➡️ HOU
BSK300 | N749MA | B738
11:40am (☀️ | 88º)
1,043 Planned Miles
(0-1 @ Rice - 1990)
Yixin Chen | JetPhotos#WakeForest #DemonDeacons #GoDeacs #WFvsRICE #ACC pic.twitter.com/FRN7wSogec
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.
Dave Clawson says Tyler Williams and Jaquarii Roberson both doubtful to play at Rice, hopeful for UNC, probable for Elon.— Conor O'Neill (@ConorONeillWSJ) September 3, 2019
Then arrives at realization that he doesn't have to say anything about injuries ... Uh oh.
Look for the Deacs to take care of business in Houston.