It is the end of Wake Forest week here at BC Interruption, so let’s take one last look at the game and take an absurdly early look at this Thursday night game that will be played in Winston-Salem in Week 3.
BC Wins If: A lot will be made of the short week for both of these teams, and of course with Wake quarterback Kendall Hinton supended, all eyes will be on his replacement. BC has plenty of experience and should be fine with the short turn around, but if they can get in Wake’s QB early with some early pressure they can control the game. A few early scores could silence the Wake crowd as well. Just like most games this year, the game will dictated in the trenches, last year AJ Dillon was pretty ineffective against the Demon Deacons. He is going to need to be beast mode, and move the sticks. However the most important player in this game is going to be quarterback Anthony Brown, this is going to be his first real opponent. What AB are we going to see? The one that struggled against Wake last year? Or the one that took UVA to the woodshed?
BC Will Lose If: Wake Forest controlled both sides of the ball last year, especially in the trenches. BC was unable to move the ball at all, averaging just over 3 yards a play (both passing and rushing). If Wake’s offensive line can open holes for Matt Colburn and allow their quarterback to get in a rhythm it’s going to be hard for the Eagles. Wake has a dynamic slot receiver in Greg Dortch who should be able to help their offense find their feet. Wake won last year’s turnover battle 4-0, on the road BC can’t afford to have those numbers again.
Win Probability: 55%. Before Kendall Hinton’s suspension I would have put this at 50/50. But a new quarterback with no experience puts Wake behind the eight ball, especially against BC’s aggressive defense. This is a huge game for BC, one they have to win.