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Boston College Eagles vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons: Game Thread (3 PM, RSN)

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#TheRivalry is back in full force as Wake travels north from Winston-Salem to take on the Eagles in an ACC Atlantic Division matchup.

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-3, 0-2 ACC) at Boston College Eagles (3-2, 0-2 ACC)

Time: 3 PM
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2015
Place: Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA
Capacity: 44,500

TV: Raycom Sports Network/NESN
Announcers: Wed Durham (play-by-play), James Bates (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sidelines)
Radio: BC IMG Sports Radio Network, WEEI 850 AM
Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Pete Cronin (analyst), Scott Mutryn (sidelines)
Official Boston College Twitter Feed: @BCFootballNews
Official Wake Forest Twitter Feed: @WakeFB
Hashtags: #WFvsBC, #BCFootball, #WeAreBC, #SOAR

Spread: Boston College favored by 7.5
Sagarin Rankings: BC 60 (71.69), WF 84 (64.58)

Excitement Level: 4/10. Unless BC comes out and destroys Wake, people are going to be negative about the outcome of the game. A stark disillusionment with the BC offense is overtaking most of the Eagles fan base, and with this game representing the halfway point, we are far from knowing how good the team is or could be. On the flip side, they're taking on a Wake Forest side that's struggled to pick up wins even with its best recruiting coach at the helm in Dave Clawson.

This is going to be a tough, physical rugged affair that is expected to be incredibly low scoring. Should the offenses break out and create an exciting game, it will be at the expense of everyone's tepid feelings prior to kickoff. Couple Columbus Day weekend and even though it's Homecoming, this could also wind up being devoid of atmosphere.

Series: BC leads, 12-8-2
First Meeting: 1941 (BC won, 26-6)
Last Meeting: 2014 (BC won, 23-17)

Series History:

W - November 8, 1941: Boston College 26, Wake Forest 6
W - October 24, 1942: Boston College 27, Wake Forest 0
L - September 27, 1946: Wake Forest 12, Boston College 6
L - November 8, 1947: Wake Forest 14, Boston College 13
W - September 24, 1948: Boston College 26, Wake Forest 9
W - September 30, 1949: Boston College 13, Wake Forest 7
T - September 22, 1950: Boston College 7, Wake Forest 7
L - September 21, 1951: Wake Forest 20, Boston College 6
T - October 4, 1952:
Boston College 7, Wake Forest 7
W - November 7, 1953: Boston College 20, Wake Forest 7
L - August 30, 2003: Wake Forest 32, Boston College 28
L - September 25, 2004: Wake Forest 17, Boston College 14
W - October 15, 2005: Boston College 35, Wake Forest 30
L - November 4, 2006: Wake Forest 21, Boston College 14
W - September 1, 2007: Boston College 38, Wake Forest 28
W - November 22, 2008: Boston College 24, Wake Forest 21
W - September 26, 2009: Boston College 27, Wake Forest 24
W - November 6, 2010: Boston College 23, Wake Forest 13
L - October 1, 2011: Wake Forest 27, Boston College 19
L - November 13, 2012: Wake Forest 28, Boston College 14
W - September 6, 2013: Boston College 24, Wake Forest 10
W - October 25, 2014: Boston College 23, Wake Forest 17

Trends: Jeff Smith leads Boston College with 209 yards rushing on the season, while Troy Flutie leads the team in passing with 318 yards. Both have three touchdowns in their respective leading stat category...Boston College has 64 players who are either freshmen, redshirt freshmen, or sophomores in uniform. The bulk of this category is either freshmen or RS freshmen...The Eagles are first in total defense, passing defense, first down defense, and rushing defense while third in scoring defense in the nation...They have allowed two touchdowns all season...Boston College and Wake Forest have played 22 times, the first eight of which were at BC between 1941 and 1951. The Eagles are 9-5-1 lifetime in Massachusetts against the Deacs...Wake Forest is currently averaging 415.2 yards per game, good enough for fifth best in the league. Their defense is holding opponents to 301 yards per game, sixth best.

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