The Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Boston College Eagles clash Saturday in week 8 ACC college football action at Truist Field. The Boston College Eagles look to rebound from a 2-4 record. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look to build on their 5-1 record.
The Boston College Eagles have lost 5 of their last 6 road games. Phil Jurkovec is completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 1,335 yards, 10 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Zay Flowers and Jaelen Gill have combined for 796 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while George Takacs has 17 receptions. The Boston College Eagles ground game is averaging 70.5 yards per contest, and Pat Garwo III leads the way with 240 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Boston College is allowing 29 points and 371.7 yards per game. Vinny DePalma leads the Boston College Eagles with 47 tackles, Donovan Ezeiruaku has 2 sacks and Kam Arnold has 2 interceptions.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have won 12 of their last 13 home games. Sam Hartman is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 1,442 yards, 16 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. A.T. Perry and Jahmal Banks have combined for 788 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns, while Donavon Greene has 18 receptions. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ground game is averaging 147.7 yards per contest, and Justice Ellison leads the way with 396 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Wake Forest is allowing 25.5 points and 385.3 yards per game. Ryan Smenda Jr. leads the Wake Forest Demon Deacons with 50 tackles, Rondell Bothroyd has 3 sacks and Chelen Garnes has 1 interception.
The Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Demon Deacons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 10-4 in Eagles last 14 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Demon Deacons last 5 games following a bye week. The road team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
The Boston College Eagles haven't had the easiest schedule in the world up to this point, so you can give them benefit of the doubt with their poor start. The issue is Boston College continues to show no life on the offensive side of the ball, and it's hard to get behind a team that can't move the ball or finish drives. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have been consistent all season and while their defense is spotty at times, they're winning and covering numbers. Give me Wake Forest in a comfortable home victory.