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Teams: Connecticut & Wake Forest
Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Miles Traveled By Each Team: UConn(786), Wake Forest(80)
Related Cereal: Shredded Wheat(It keeps you running regular, just like oil changes and tune-ups).
Breakdown: UConn heads into this game with the #45 ranked rushing offense(165yds/gm, 17TD's), and the #91 ranked passing offense(193yds/gm, 14TD's). Overall, their offense is ranked #83 in the nation. On defense, the Huskies’ defense is ranked #64 against the run(158yds/gm, 13TD's), and #14 against the pass(187yds/gm, 11TD's). Their total defense is ranked #31, and surrenders an average of 346yds/gm and has allowed 27 total touchdowns.
Their opponent, Wake Forest, comes into the game with the #72 ranked rush attack(143yds/gm, 19TD's), and the #94 ranked passing offense(191yds/gm, 12TD's). Their total offense is ranked #98. The Demon Deacons’ defense is ranked #17 against the rush(108yds/gm, 13TD's), and #78 against the pass(242yds/gm, 20TD's). Their total defense is ranked #38, and allows an average of 351yds/gm and has given up 34 total touchdowns.
Signature Wins: UConn-South Florida. Wake Forest-FSU?.
Common Opponents: Duke and Virginia. Connecticut beat the Blue Devils, 45-14. Wake Forest defeated them 41-36. UConn lost to Virginia, 16-17. Wake Forest lost by the same 16-17 score.
Prediction: Wake Forest should be able to find some running room against the UConn defense, but I don’t think it will be quite enough. The Huskies will give Riley Skinner problems all game, and in the end, the powerful combo of Dixon and Brown should give Connecticut the win, 27-21