Syracuse vs. Wake Forest fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, November 3
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, NC
Network: ACC Network
Syracuse (6-2) vs. Wake Forest (4-4) Game Preview
One Reason Why Syracuse Will Win
The Wake Forest defense has gone bye-bye.
It was never really all that great throughout the season, but over the last few weeks it hasn’t even been close in losses to Clemson, Florida State, and Notre Dame.
The biggest problem? It can’t come up with a stop in any one area.
The run defense was a disaster for weeks, and then Florida State and Louisville started bombing away over the last two games.
Syracuse should be able to pick and choose what it wants to do against the ACC’s worst defense. For an offense that averages 485 yards per game, coming up with five bills against a defense that allowed over 500 an outing shouldn’t be an issue.
Eric Dungey is coming off a 411-yard, three touchdown day against NC State, the team leads the ACC in turnover margin, and now it’s up to the Demon Deacons to not only keep up the pace for a full four quarters, but not screw up, either.
One Reason Why Wake Forest Will Win
The Demon Deacons have the offense to keep up. The defense might be a disaster, but the offense is averaging 456 yards per game with a terrific ground game.
It’s not like Syracuse has a brick wall of a defense, giving up 432 yards per game and getting ripped part over the last two weeks by North Carolina and NC State by a combined 794 yards and five touchdowns.
The Tar Heels and Wolfpack threw well, and before that, Clemson and Pitt ran wild with those two combining for 558 yards and six scores.
Wake Forest’s offense is going to make this interesting.
Matt Colburn ran for 237 yards and two scores in last year’s 64-43 win over the Orange, and he’s coming off a 243-yard, three touchdown performance against Louisville.
He can run, Sam Hartman has grown into a steady 200-yard passer, and overall, at home, the O will keep up the pace.
What’s Going To Happen
Get ready to have lots and lots of fun.
These two offense are going to start fast and stay there, with each one trading big shot after big shot going up and down the field.
It’s not going to be the wild and crazy NC State-Syracuse game of last week, but it’s not going to be all that far off.
The difference will be in the mistakes. The Orange defense will come up with the one extra takeaway it needs to survive.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Syracuse 45, Wake Forest 38
Line: Syracuse -6, o/u: 75.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
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