WAKE FOR­EST over Bos­ton Col­lege by 3

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There’s a cloud clos­ing in on tonight’s con­test from Win­ston-Salem, NC: it’s about 400 miles wide and its name is Florence. As we write this, the Na­tional Hur­ri­cane Cen­ter said Florence is ex­pected to slam into the east coast around North and South Carolina as a Cat­e­gory 3 or 4 hur­ri­cane on Thurs­day or Fri­day. The storm’s winds had in­creased to 130 mph on Mon­day… mean­ing the chances of this game be­ing played are rapidly mov­ing to­wards slim and none. We’re sure Bos­ton Col­lege will be dis­ap­pointed, con­sid­er­ing the Ea­gles have gen­er­ated some ‘storm warn­ing’ head­lines of their own with a pair of tsunami-like vic­to­ries to be­gin 2018. BC head coach Steve Ad­dazio’s first 2-0 start since 2015 comes cour­tesy of a loaded of­fense av­er­ag­ing 59.5 points and 616 yards per game. That’s the good news. The bad news is the Ea­gles opened against Holy Cross and UMass. They’ve also failed EIGHT straight times as ACC road chalk of 4 or more points, and cashed only once in their pre­vi­ous six week­day game ap­pear­ances. Wake For­est QB Sam Hart­man gets his third (and per­haps fi­nal) start in re­lief of sus­pended Ken­dall Hin­ton, and he’s di­rected the De­mon Dea­cons to a superbly bal­anced at­tack that’s tal­lied 255 rush­ing yards and 310 pass­ing yards per con­test. Add to the mix Wake’s 7-3 ATS suc­cess as a home dog of 3 or more points of late – plus a big shoutout in Marc’s col­umn on page 2 – and we think it’s game on for the Deacs tonight. Weather per­mit­ting… Fri­day, Septem­ber 14

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