Time: 11 AM Friday, December 31st, 2021
Location: Jacksonville, Florida (TIAA Bank Field, 67,858 capacity, Bermuda grass)
Streaming: Watch ESPN
Live Stats: Wake Forest Sports
Uniforms: Gold Helmets, White Jerseys, White Pants
Spread: Wake -16.5
ESPN Matchup Predictor: 76% chance to win
Previous Matchup: Wake 13—Pitt 34 (2017)
Opponent’s Last: 40-16 loss to Maryland
Weather Forecast: 72 degrees and mostly cloudy
It has been a historic season for the Wake Forest football team. The Deacs got themselves 10 wins for just the second time in school history, won the ACC Atlantic division for the second time in school history, and made the top 10 for the first time in school history. That is a what I would call a great season. Now, the Deacs have a chance to get to 11 wins with a win in the Gator Bowl. Obviously, Rutgers is not the team Wake thought they would be playing at the beginning of the month, but the Scarlet Knights heroically stepped up and chose to play when it looked like the bowl game was going to be outright cancelled when Texas A&M decided they couldn’t play. Wake Forest fans should be grateful to Rutgers for giving the Deacs the chance to finish the season off with a win after a not-so-great performance in the ACC Championship Game. That being said, I still hope we beat them by 70. Go Deacs!
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