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BSD Staff Predictions: Wake Forest vs. NC State

The staff give their predictions as the Deacs take on the Wolfpack Saturday night

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Wake Forest takes on NC State tomorrow night in the second night game of the season for the Deacons and the season opener for the Wolfpack. Kickoff is at 8pm on ACC Network.

Here’s how the staff thinks the outcome of the game will be:

Adam (1 correct, 0 incorrect):

Wake Forest 27-NC State 17

I have no idea how good State will be this season, but I am not really confident in their ability to throw the ball. The Deacs have the advantage of having already played and gotten the rust of the offseason off, which I hope will result in the defense having a much better game than last week.

Cam (1 correct, 0 incorrect)

Wake Forest 31-NC State 20

I think State snipes the corners a couple of times but ultimately the return of Tyler Williams and company keeps them at bay most of the game. Offensively I’m looking at CBS (Christian Beal-Smith) and A.T Perry to shine in prime matchups.

Bart (1 correct, 0 incorrect)

Wake Forest 27-NC State 21

Wake has a game under their belt and I think the offense is a little bit underrated based on some of the skill guys I saw out there against Clemson. State’s home field advantage is slightly ameliorated without fans there and quite frankly they were not very good last year. I expect a close sloppy game, but Wake gets their first win of the year.

Samurai (1 correct, 0 incorrect)

Wake Forest 21-NC State 17

Edward (1 correct, 0 incorrect)

Wake Forest 31-NC State 27

A big concern for me coming into this season after Sage Surratt opted out was the receiving corps, but I think several guys like A.T. Perry, Donavon Greene, Taylor Morin, and Jaquarii Roberson stepped up against NC State last week and proved my concerns to be unfounded. State has a lot of experience returning on the offensive line, but the return of Tyler Williams should help the Deacs’ defensive line get more pressure on the Pack than they did on the Tigers. It’s going to be a close game with both teams’ kicking games perhaps their strongest strengths, but in the end I think the Deacs have a little bit more talents and less unknowns and end up coming out on top on a late touchdown.

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