Free Week 1 Prediction: Eagles vs Blue Devils Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) North Carolina Central Eagles vs. Duke Blue Devils (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 2nd
Time: 6:00 pm EST
Venue: Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: OFF
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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We have finally reached week one of the college football season with a full plate of games. The best part of a new season is that every team feels like they can have a good season, and that this is the season where they can reach all their goals.
One of the games to take place in week one takes place at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. The North Carolina Central Eagles come to town to take on the Duke Blue Devils.
These two teams played last year with the Blue Devils winning by a final score of 49-6.
North Carolina Central Eagles
The North Carolina Central Eagles got off to a terrible start last year against Duke, but they finished it really strong.
They finished with a 9-3 record and that put them in first place in the FCS level Mid-Eastern Athletic conference. The experts are expecting big things this year with them selected to repeat in most of the preseason polls.
They are also ranked 22nd in the FCS preseason polls. As good as the team was last year, this team was younger and there are some that doubt that they are going to be play as good as last years team.
Coming into the season a lot of those players have a chip on their shoulder because they want to to step up and prove they can play as well as teams in the previous years.
For this team to reach their goals they are going to need to get better offensive play, especially at the quarterback position.
There is times last year that they really struggled making good decisions, especially in that first game against the Blue Devils.
Duke Blue Devils
David Cutcliffe seemed to be building something special with the Duke Blue Devils football team leading the team to four straight bowl games, but then they had a big setback last year.
The offense and defense both really struggled and it led to a 4-8 record, and some questions around the program if that’s more of what they should expect from the team.
Coming into this season one of the major bright spots for this team is at the quarterback position. Daniel Jones was good in the second half of last year throwing 2,836 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Coach Cutcliffee is known for developing quarterbacks and with another full off season working with Jones I would expect to see some really good results this year.
On the defensive side of the ball is where the question marks lie, and if this team struggles that is probably where the problems will be.
This group is going to be very young on the defensive side of the ball, and with youth usually comes mistakes. These guys are going to need to grow up quickly because there isn’t many games that are gimmes in a very tough ACC schedule.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
Even with Duke finishing with only four wins last year, they destroyed the Eagles in their opening game and I would expect more of the same in this game.
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I expect Jones is going to have a huge game in this one and lead the Blue Devils to a victory, and give them some much needed confidence.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Blue Devils 42 – Eagles 10
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