The Eagles have not run out to a 2-0 start in three years, and the last time they did, they made a bowl game. Wake Forest and Boston College looks even on paper, but someone is going to win. Which team takes this Week 2 matchup?
Wake Forest at Boston College: How Wake Will Win
Wake Forest takes this game if it looks a lot like either of the last two meetings. In other words, if Boston College is making mistakes, whether by turning the football over, giving up big plays, and failing to rush the football. If the Deacs rattle Chase Rettig and force him to make a slew of bad decisions with the football, they will most likely win.
Wake Forest at Boston College: How BC Will Win
Boston College gets the win if they’re able to wear down Wake’s defense with sustained drives and, on the other end, limit Michael Campanaro’s effectiveness. He had 16 catches against them last time for three touchdowns; how will this new Don Brown defense do against Wake’s receivers? We won’t know until tonight, but the defense can’t give up the big plays like it has in the past. Also, in both the 2011 and 2012 losses to Wake, BC was on the minus side in turnovers. The Eagles will win if they hold onto the football.
Wake Forest at Boston College: Bottom Line
In 2011 — and I took plenty of heat for this, I assure you — I had a bad feeling that Wake Forest would win at Alumni Stadium, so I picked them. They won. In 2012, the season was already down the tubes so I picked Wake Forest again. They won again. This time, even though on paper I should be hesitant to make a leap, I do not have any such foreboding sense of doom. Perhaps I should, but I don’t. One has to listen to his or her gut, and my gut is telling me that the Eagles will pull off a somewhat more consistent performance than the one we saw last Saturday and find their way to a close, hard-fought win.
Wake Forest at Boston College: Pick
• Score Projection: Boston College 23, Wake Forest 20 (BC by 3)
• 50% chance that Boston College covers the spread (BC -3)
• Reasonable chance that no team scores 30
BC tickets are available for this Saturday’s game here.