WAKE FOR­EST over Utah St by 11

Playbook Football (Midweek Alert) - - 2-minute Handicap -

Rid­ing a 1-9 SU skein, the Ag­gies awoke from the dead last week with a 38-point win over Idaho State. Still, they’ve lost their last ten away games and are a shell of the mon­ey­mak­ing team they were from 2012-2014 (3011 SU and 25-12-1 ATS then). They board the air­lines for the sec­ond time in three weeks, but to­day’s trip to Win­ston-Salem (NC) is de­cidely longer than their sea­son-open­ing flight to Madi­son (WI). The De­mon Dea­cons are qui­etly build­ing a solid foun­da­tion un­der HC Dave Claw­son as they’ve now won 9 of their last fif­teen games. The new look of de­fen­sive coaches ap­pears to be serv­ing them well: the Deacs are al­low­ing some yards (276.5 YPG) but foes have been un­able to score; in fact, Wake For­est’s op­po­nents have had to travel 32.5 yards to put a sin­gle point on the board! The prob­lem to­day, though, is this is a dreaded Home­com­ing Fa­vorite af­fair and the fact that Wake is as fa­vorites of 13 or more points. We also ex­pect the Ag­gies to bring a bit more of­fense to the party than did Bos­ton Col­lege and Pres­by­te­rian ear­lier this sea­son. Still, the Deacs look poised to claim an­other win… but Utah State flies home with the cash.

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