The Demon Deacons' starting lineup was decimated by graduation. Fortunately for Deacs fans, they return three solid starters on the offensive line, including All American candidate Chris Barclay.
Unfortunately, they've got a relatively inexperienced QB (Corey Randolph) who's more accustomed to running than passing. I expect Spaz to blitz, keep seven or eight guys in the box and dare them to beat the Eagles with through the air. When your star player is a guard, the BC defense has the edge.
The last thing I want to do as coach of a team facing O-Line U and its 1000-yard rushers is replace my entire DL; poor Kellen Brantley on the outside and undersized playmaker Quinton Porter in his first start.
Prediction: More important than match-ups, North Carolina and no matter how staunchly they supported our admission to the ACC- the stupidity of Virginia legislature, and the last minute switcheroo by Mary Anne Fox- is all their fault.
Deacs fans will receive a hostile welcome, BC-style, during their visit to the Heights. Expect BC fans to not share their Sam Adams and filet mignon, and hide the women and children when the whale pants crew gives them indignant looks (wrinkles permitting). The Eagles will be fired up, and should roll against a rebuilding Wake team.
BC 28 - Wake Forest 13.