Wake Forest Demon Deacons College Football Preview 2021: What Will Happen, Season Prediction
Is this the Golden Age of Wake Forest football?
Maybe that’s a wee bit much considering the run of eight winning seasons in nine years from 1944 to 1952, but throw in the new era, the bowl games, the better competition and the added games, and what head coach Dave Clawson is doing has been outstanding.
The Demon Deacons came within a half and a slew of interceptions against Wisconsin in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl – all in a global pandemic – of making it five straight winning seasons, but it’s still been a strong several seasons of slightly-above-averageness.
Wake Forest is one of the smallest schools among the Power Five conferences – around 7,600 students – and it’s not like it’s able to recruit with the Clemsons and Notre Dames of the world for talent. But the offense continues to be a whole lot of fun, the team keeps going to bowl games, and nothing appears to be slowing down with around 20 starters expected back.
Set The Wake Forest Demon Deacons Regular Season Win Total At … 7
Wake Forest doesn’t beat the stars, but it beats the teams it’s supposed to – for the most part – and wins enough 50/50 games to be fine.
Old Dominion, Norfolk State. Those are wins, and there should be enough victories at home against Florida State, Louisville and Duke to bulk up a base.
It’s a good enough team to potentially win both road games against Syracuse and Army, and maybe there’s an upset somewhere along the way, and …
The Demon Deacons had better get bowl eligible before November. They get the weird-awful break of playing North Carolina in a game that doesn’t count in the ACC standings, and then it’s NC State, at Clemson, at Boston College – that’s going to be rough.
However, there’s no North Carolina, and missing Miami, Pitt and Virginia Tech isn’t a bad deal.
The offense will be fun, the defense will be mediocre enough to make the offense need to be fun – but will be okay enough to get by – and it’ll be another bowl season under Clawson.