2018 Football Preview – ACC – Demon Deacons
Looking for 2018 Wake Forest Demon Deacons predictions? The Demon Deacons look like they are for real in the ACC, and just a few years removed from a couple of 3-8 seasons, but this team is now different. They won eight games last year, and this is the best team in recent history.
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2018-18 College Football Preview – Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Head Coach: Dave Clawson
2017 Record: 8-5
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds to win the 2018 FBS Championship: +18000
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Can this be the year they rise up in the ACC and take that next step forward?
2018 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Predictions: Team Strengths
Strong offense : This team used to be built on it’s defense and the offense was the thing that held them back, but not anymore.
Last year this was an offense that was ranked 17th in total offense last year, and there is no reason it can’t be even better this year.
The offensive line has all five starters back from last year, and it looks like an offensive line that should move people again this year in the run game.
They will be having to integrate a new quarterback into the system, but this offense is set up for it to be a smooth transition.
This offense should not only be a strength, I think it could be one of the best in the ACC as long as the quarterback play is good.
Disruptions in the Backfield: The one bright spot on the defense is how well they were able to get pressure on opposing defenses.
They were camped in the backfield most games and it caused a lot of issues, and actually made their secondary look a little better than it actually was.
2018 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Predictions: Team Weaknesses
Secondary: The one thing that held this team back last year was the secondary, and it appears that is going to be the case again this year.
The defense last year let up 272 yards per game which was dead last in the ACC, and nothing happened this offseason that makes anyone believe it’s going to be any better this year.
Essang Bassey is back, and he’s the bright spot, but after that it’s filled with a bunch of question marks. This secondary lost them a few games last year, and they are hoping that isn’t the case this year, but it doesn’t look too positive.
Tough ACC: As good as the Demon Deacons have gotten the last few years, they are still in a very tough ACC and they aren’t considered a top tier team just yet.
They still have a tough schedule that is going to really test them, but if they want a year that is going to let them really compete this could be the year.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction: 7-5
The Demon Deacons have the best team in years, and I think it’s going to show with the results on the football field this fall.
Their non-conference schedule is easy, and they do get to play Clemson at home, and that is a game I could see them pulling an upset in.
I think they will finish with nine wins this season, and they will really make life tough on the rest of the ACC. Don’t be surprised if they compete for this championship.
2018 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Schedule
- Aug. 30 – at Tulane (Thursday)
- Sept. 8 – TOWSON
- Sept. 13 – BOSTON COLLEGE (Thursday)
- Sept. 22 – NOTRE DAME
- Sept. 29 – RICE
- Oct. 6 – CLEMSON
- Oct. 13 – OPEN DATE
- Oct. 20 – at Florida State
- Oct. 27 – at Louisville
- Nov. 3 – SYRACUSE
- Nov. 8 – at NC State (Thursday)
- Nov. 17 – PITTSBURGH
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