Oct 18, 2014; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons running back Dezmond Wortham (20) runs the ball during the Syracuse Orange during the third quarter at BB&T Field. Syracuse defeated Wake Forest 30-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Boston College at Wake Forest: 5 Big Questions — #1
What happens if Wake Forest does move the ball on the Eagles?
Pray. Pray hard.
Short of that, the Eagles can still win if they play a smart game, and as long as they buckle down eventually. This is a Wake team that really, really struggles to move the ball, and it would be disappointing for the Eagles to get gashed by them, but these are Division I football players, so chances are they will break through a few times.
If Wake scores on Boston College’s defense more than is generally expected, then it will be incumbent upon the Eagles to move the chains against the Deacs defense. That is doable, hence the game is still going to be winnable.
As always, the Eagles can’t afford to play with fire in this game. If you let a team hang around, they just might make you pay for it, even against the 128th-ranked offense in the nation. It is in Boston College’s best interest not to tempt fate and to play good, solid defense from start to finish.
Would that it were so easy for the Eagles. It rarely is.