Campbell Fighting Camels (0-3) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (0-2)
College Football: Friday, October 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Truist Field)
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -34.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Campbell Fighting Camels and Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet Friday in week 5 college football action at Truist Field.
The Campbell Fighting Camels look for a victory to prevent a disappointing 0-4 season. The Campbell Fighting Camels have lost six of their last eight road games. Hajj-Malik Williams is completing 50.7 percent of his passes for 475 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Williams and Wiley Harley have combined for three touchdown passes this season. Jalen Kelsey and Jai Williams have combined for 269 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Julian Hill has six receptions. The Campbell Fighting Camels ground game is averaging 151.3 yards per contest, and Williams leads the way with 179 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Campbell is allowing 40.6 points and 449 yards per game. Darion Slade leads the Campbell Fighting Camels with 26 tackles, Gabe Holmes has one sack and Malik Grate has three pass deflections.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look for a feel good victory to prevent a 0-3 start to the CFB season. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have won six of their last eight home games. Sam Hartman is completing 59.6 percent of his passes for 418 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Hartman has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Jaquarii Roberson and Taylor Morin have combined for 312 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Donavon Greene has four receptions. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ground game is averaging 93 yards per contest, and Kenneth Walker III leads the way with 150 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Wake Forest is allowing 41 points and 512 yards per game. Ja'Cquez Williams leads the Wake Forest Demon Deacons with 19 tackles, Carlos Basham Jr. has two sacks and Ja'Sir Taylor has one interception.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons obviously have the talent edge here across the board, but they're also a team that's struggled out the gate defensively and has had issues running the ball offensively. The Campbell Fighting Camels don't win a ton of games, but they've done great job of hanging around over the years, which includes taking Georgia Southern down to the wire in their season opener as big underdogs. We've backed Campbell a lot this season and it's paid off up to this point. These lines are often inflated for no reason than other than thinking an FCS team has no business sharing the same field with an FBS. The Camels compete.
Give me Campbell and the points.