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BTP Pregame Predictions: Wake Forest

So how’s this thing gonna go? Hopefully without the game coming down to whether or not the refs blow a goal line call

Wake Forest v North Carolina State Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images

Wake Forest makes the trek on over to Raleigh for a primetime Thursday night showdown. NC State is coming off a win over Florida State and is chasing a 10-win regular season, while Wake Forest comes in hoping for a win to boost their chances of reaching bowl eligibility.

The Demon Deacons will be breaking in a new starting QB as FR Sam Hartman went down with a leg injury in last week’s loss to Syracuse. SO Jamie Newman is likely the starter, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see the offense handed over to JR Kendall Hinton who shined in a reserve role last year.

Will NC State be able to make the most of the senior night energy in a blackout in Raleigh, or will an injury-riddled Wake Forest squad rise to the occasion and pull out the win?

Each BTP contributor provides their score prediction below, plus a “classic” Twitter-esque 140 character-constrained comment on their predicted outcome. Let’s get to it!


Prediction: 44-27 (W)

“Back in black, the Pack will post 40+ for the 3rd straight week“


Prediction: 45-17 (W)

“It’s senior night and Wake has a depleted roster. Pack rolls.“


Prediction: 41-24 (W)

“Deacs stay within striking distance until 4th quarter. Redemption game for Emezie.“


Prediction: 44-14 (W)

“State rolls“


Prediction: 48-24 (W)

“State doubles up Wake. Emezie scores 2 TD’s.“


Prediction: 52-10 (W)

“WF offense is likely to be one-dimensional, which stacks up against State’s strength. WF D can’t stop Pack O. State rolls. Emezie was in.“

BTP Staff Cumulative Prediction: 46-19 (W)

Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments!