playMGM LINE: Wake Forest -3.5, o/u: 60
ATS PICK: Over
America, did you not see Wake Forest games last season?
The Demon Deacons didn’t play a lick of defense for stretches, the offense was able to explode for 50 or more points four times, and now that D – the second-worst in The ACC – has to replace just about everyone up front.
Wake Forest, meet Jordan Love.
The Aggie quarterback is one of the most dynamic returning passers in college football, and if he gets a little time to work, he’s about to have a huge day.
The Utah State defense is coming off a terrific season and should be solid under new head man Gary Andersen, but it struggled against teams with actual talent. Michigan State and Boise State were the two good teams on the slate, and they went for 38 and 33 points, respectively.
On the other side, the offense was sharp enough to score 42 points or more nine times. The Aggies don’t have to crank out that many, but they should be able to push the Demon Deacons for at least 30 points.
The two teams will play in the 30s and be a whole lot close to 70 than 60.