Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-8) at Duke Blue Devils (8-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 29, 2014, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -18 -- Over/Under: TBA
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Duke to play the Blue Devils on Saturday night.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons improved to 3-8, 1-6 ACC after beating Virginia Tech 6-3 in double overtime last weekend. The Demon Deacons snapped a six-game losing streak with the win, falling to the likes of Louisville, Florida State, Syracuse, Boston College, Clemson, and NC State. On the season, Wake Forest is allowing an average of 25.1 points per game, which ranks a decent 58th in the country. Offensively, the Demon Deacons are awful and are averaging 14.3 points per game, which ranks almost dead last in the country. QB John Wolford has completed over 57% of his passes for 1,786 yards with only 9 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. WR E.J. Scott has 47 catches for a team-high 488 yards and 4 touchdowns. RB Dezmond Wortham has only 218 rushing yards this season and the Demon Deacons only have four rushing touchdowns as a team overall. The Demon Deacons have nothing to play for and will be happy for this season to end after this weekend’s game. Wake Forest is a lousy 0-5 on the road this season.
The Duke Blue Devils dropped to 8-3, 4-3 ACC after losing to North Carolina 45-20 last weekend. The Blue Devils have now dropped two in row after winning 8 of their first 9 games this season. On the season, Duke is allowing an average of 20.5 points per game, which ranks 20th in the country. The Duke offense is averaging 31.7 points per game, which ranks 47th in the country. QB Anthony Boone has completed over 56% of his passes and has thrown for 2,232 yards with 16 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. WR Jamison Crowder, who is arguably the best player on the team, has caught a team-high 70 balls for 840 yards and 5 touchdowns. RB Shaun Wilson has 69 carries for a team-high 568 yards and 4 touchdowns for Duke. The Blue Devils will look to win their 9th game of the season and position themselves for a solid bowl berth at the end of the year. Duke hast lost two straight games at home and is 4-2 at Wallace Wade Stadium.
Duke has won the last two meetings against Wake Forest, including a 28-21 win on the road last year. Wake Forest lacks any type of offense and they will not score more than 13 points in this game. Meanwhile, Duke will score at least 35 points in front of the home crowd on senior night. Duke wins big on Saturday night.