Boston College at Wake Forest Opening Line and The Basics


Despite the tough loss on Saturday, the Eagles are back to work this weekend in the game featuring Boston College at Wake Forest.

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The Eagles are heading back on the road, set to play their second game in North Carolina in three weeks. This time, they will face the Demon Deacons, a team that is under a new coaching regime but is struggling to adapt and rebuild.

For Boston College, this is a very important game; the consequences of a loss could be catastrophic to their bottom line this season. Meanwhile, Wake would like nothing better than to pick up their first ACC victory on Saturday.

The game primer:

Boston College at Wake Forest Opening Line

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Boston College at Wake Forest: Us

• Head Coach Steve Addazio (2nd; 11-9)
• Last game: defeated by #24 Clemson, 17-13
• This season: 4-3 (1-2 ACC)
• 2-0 on the road this season

Boston College at Wake Forest: Them

• Head Coach Dave Clawson (1st; 2-5)
• Last game: defeated by Syracuse, 30-7
• This season: 2-5 (0-3 ACC)
• Three-game losing streak
• One win over an FBS team this season (Army)

Boston College at Wake Forest: The Game

• 22nd all-time meeting between Eagles and Demon Deacons
• Eagles lead series, 11-8-2
• Most recent meeting: BC wins, 24-10 at Alumni Stadium (2013)
• Eagles 2-3-1 all-time in Winston-Salem
• Last WF win: 2012 (28-14 in Winston-Salem)

• Saturday, October 25, 2014, 3:30pm ET
• Groves Stadium/BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
• Long-range forecast: Sunny, 70

Boston College at Wake Forest: Initial Evaluation

This is the most winnable game the Eagles have the rest of the way. As such, Boston College cannot afford to lose this game under any circumstances.

The Eagles went into last week’s game as a longshot to get their fifth win; in this one, they are the favorite, and they cannot sustain realistic bowl math if they do not beat Wake Forest on Saturday.

In a bit of good news for Boston College, the Demon Deacon offense is an atrocity. Four times they have been held to less than 200 yards of total offense, and twice 100 yards or less. They have not scored more than 24 points in any game, and have four times been held to 10 points or less.

For all of the disappointment Boston College experienced against Clemson, if they replicate their defensive performance on Saturday, they could pitch a shutout or close to it. They cannot and should not take any opponent for granted, however.