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Wake Forest (1-0) at Boston College (1-0)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Friday, September 6, 8 p.m. (et).

FACTS & STATS: Site: Alumni Stadium (44,500) -- Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Television: ESPN2. Home Record: WF 1-0, BC 1-0. Away Record: WF 0-0, BC 0-0. Neutral Record: WF 0-0, BC 0-0. Conference Record: WF 0-0, BC 0-0. Series Record: BC leads, 10-8-2.

GAME NOTES: The Boston College Eagles and Wake Forest Demon Deacons are set to open their respective Atlantic Coast Conference schedules against one another in a Friday night showdown at Alumni Stadium.

Boston College scored 17 unanswered points to notch a 24-14 home win over Villanova this past Saturday. It was the team's first game under new coach Steve Addazio, who replaced Frank Spaziani after last year's 2-10 finish that marked BC's worst season in 34 years. BC will look to start 2-0 entering a tough road bout at USC next week.

Jim Grobe is in his 13th season as the head coach at Wake Forest, and pressure is high to atone for last year's disappointing finish. Despite 10 true freshman seeing the field in their opener, the Demon Deacons kicked off their season with a 31-7 win over Presbyterian on Thursday. Following this tilt, they'll return home to resume their non-conference schedule against ULM next week.

BC leads the all-time series, 10-8-2. However, the Demon Deacons have won each of the last two meetings, including a 27-19 victory in their last trip to Alumni Stadium in 2011.

Eagles senior wideout and Biletnikoff Award candidate Alex Amidon piled up 13 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown against Villanova. Senior Chase Retting completed 23-of-30 passes for 285 yards and two scores. Redshirt freshman fullback Bobby Wolford, a converted linebacker, also got involved in the passing game and finished with six catches for 84 yards and a TD. Andre Williams powered the ground game with 114 yards on 23 carries. While they ultimately came away with a win, the Eagles were a bit slow to get going, particularly on the offensive side of the ball as they trailed for virtually the entire first half. They finished with a 19-17 edge in first downs for the game.

The Eagles defense notched three interceptions against Villanova, and those takeaways were a key difference in an otherwise tightly-contested ball game. A fourth-quarter sack by linebacker Josh Keyes and subsequent fumble recovery by defensive end Kasim Edebali effectively cemented the outcome in BC's favor. However, the Eagles can ill-afford to make a habit of such slow starts. The Wildcats put together 75-yard touchdown drives on each of their first two possessions, as the BC defense appeared to be caught off guard with Villanova's offensive attack. Ultimately, the Eagles were able to make some adjustments and tighten up as the game progressed. Kevin Pierre-Louis had a team-high 10 tackles (2.5 TFL), while Edebali finished with three tackles for loss to go along with a fumble recovery and forced fumble.

Wake Forest posted 25 first downs and 408 yards of total offense against Presbyterian. Redshirt freshman Jonathan Williams headlined the attack with five receptions for 143 yards, which represents the most receiving yards by a Wake Forest player in his first career game. Tanner Price, coming off an inconsistent junior campaign, completed 14-of-25 passes for 219 yards. He did not get a whole lot of help from the rushing attack, as Josh Harris finished with only 29 yards on 11 carries. Harris, who led the team in rushing last season, was ruled academically ineligible for the bulk of summer camp and did not quite appear to have his game legs under him.

The Wake Forest defense got off to a shaky start last week, as Presbyterian set the tone with a 66-yard run on its first play from scrimmage. Three plays later, the Blue Hose were in the end zone for an early 7-0 lead. Fortunately for the Demon Deacons, they were able to quickly regroup and went on to allow just one more first down the rest of the game. WF forced six turnovers, with three interceptions and three fumble recoveries. Brandon Chubb found pay dirt on a 29-yard interception return early in the third quarter to make it a 24-7 game. With one game in the books, the Demon Deacons defense currently leads the nation in first downs allowed (2.0), yards allowed (151.0) and passing yards allowed (49.0).

Both of these teams had some shaky moments in their season debuts, and both had some positive plays, as well. The Eagles will have a slight edge playing on their home field, but on paper this is a fairly even matchup.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Boston College 24, Wake Forest 17

09/04 10:39:40 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
ROC 1
DUR 2
 
1:05pm Today
ROC
DUR
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR
 
Final
HOU 4
BAL 1
Final
KAN 1
NYY 5
Final
MIA 1
PIT 5
Final
WAS 2
CHC 3
Final
CWS 9
TOR 10
Final
COL 1
CIN 2
Final
PHI 4
NYM 5
Final
SEA 7
TAM 6
Final
TEX 4
CLE 3
9th
BOS 1
MIN 2
 
Final
SFG 6
MIL 3
Final
ARI 4
STL 6
7th
DET 1
OAK 0
 
7th
SDP 0
ANA 0
 
6th
ATL 0
LOS 8
 
12:10pm Today
TEX
CLE
 
12:35pm Today
COL
CIN
 
12:35pm Today
MIA
PIT
 
12:37pm Today
CWS
TOR
 
1:05pm Today
KAN
NYY
 
1:10pm Today
BOS
MIN
 
1:10pm Today
PHI
NYM
 
1:10pm Today
SEA
TAM
 
1:40pm Today
SFG
MIL
 
3:35pm Today
DET
OAK
 
4:35pm Today
HOU
BAL
 
8:05pm Tonight
WAS
CHC
 
8:15pm Tonight
ARI
STL
 
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
 
10:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
 
1:05pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Thursday
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Thursday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Thursday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Thursday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Thursday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Thursday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
TAM
BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
SFG
 
2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
TAM
BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
1:10pm Sunday
MIA
NYM
 
1:10pm Sunday
WAS
CIN
 
1:35pm Sunday
COL
PHI
 
1:35pm Sunday
TAM
BAL
 
2:10pm Sunday
ARI
MIL
 
2:10pm Sunday
CWS
HOU
 
2:10pm Sunday
TOR
MIN
 
2:15pm Sunday
LOS
STL
 
2:20pm Sunday
KAN
CHC
 
3:05pm Sunday
BOS
TEX
 
4:05pm Sunday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Sunday
NYY
OAK
 
4:10pm Sunday
CLE
SEA
 
8:05pm Sunday
DET
ANA
 
9:10pm Sunday
PIT
SDP
 
Final
ATL 88
CLE 118
9:00pm Tonight
HOU
GSW
 
8:30pm Thursday
CLE
ATL
 
9:00pm Friday
GSW
HOU
 
8:30pm Saturday
ATL
CLE
 
9:00pm Sunday
HOU
GSW
 
Final
NYR 7
TAM 3
8:00pm Tonight
ANA
CHI
 
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
CALIFORNIA
CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
COLUMBIA
ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
ORALROBRTS
ARKANSAS
 
1:00pm Friday
OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
WRIGHTST
NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
LSU
 
6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
6:00pm Friday
VIRGINIA
USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
MARYLAND
MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
STJOHNS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Friday
TSOUTHERN
TEXASAM
 
7:00pm Friday
VCU
DALLASBAPT
 
8:00pm Friday
HSTNBAPT
HOUSTON
 
8:00pm Friday
LIPSCOMB
VANDERBILT
 
8:00pm Friday
OHIO
ILLINOIS
 
8:00pm Friday
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Friday
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Friday
SANDIEGOST
CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Friday
CSBAKER
UCLA
 
Final
ROC 1
DUR 2
 
1:05pm Today
ROC
DUR
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR