Baylor vs. Duke Game Preview & Fearless Prediction
Check out the Baylor vs. Duke fearless prediction and game preview.
Baylor (0-2) vs. Duke (2-0) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 16th
Game Time: 12:30 pm ET
Venue: Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC
Network: ACC Network
Really? Baylor is that bad?
Losing to Liberty? Not being able to handle UTSA? This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for a down program, but new head coach Matt Rhule is having a nightmare of a time.
Now, with the free spaces on the schedule over, there’s a chance the Bears will be the underdogs the rest of the way out.
Really? Duke is that good?
The Blue Devils were amazing against a good Northwestern team, coming up with a dominant 41-17 win with everything working on both sides of the ball.
And now, considering what a mess Miami is in – in every way possible – and with North Carolina not all that great, there’s a chance to come up with a shockingly great start if they can keep playing like they did against the Cats.
One Reason Why Baylor Will Win
So what’s going well for Baylor?
The defensive front has been able to get into the backfield, attacking from all sides and coming up with more than its share of tackles for loss.
Duke QB Daniel Jones can’t get comfortable. He tore Northwestern to shreds, but if the Bear D can make things happen in the backfield, it should be able to keep the game relatively close. And then, the quarterback change to Zach Smith has to make a splash.
One Reason Why Duke Will Win
Jones has been amazing.
He’ll never receive a whole lot of love in the same conference as Lamar Jackson, but Jones is playing as well as any other dual-threat playmaking quarterback in college football.
He threw a pick against Northwestern, but he threw for 305 yards and two scores, and ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns. Turn him loose, let the suddenly-amazing Duke defense keep on doing what it’s doing, and this shouldn’t be a problem.
What’s Going To Happen
The production will continue on one side, and the woes will go on for the other.
The Duke defensive front destroyed Northwestern with four sacks and a whole slew of big plays against the run. The Wildcats were held to 22 rushing yards – get ready for Duke to have the same problems.
Baylor vs. Duke Prediction
Duke 34, Baylor 13
Line: Duke -14 o/u: 58.5
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