Thursday, January 10, 2008

Connecticut-Wake Forest

the Meineke Car Care Bowl
Saturday, December 29th, 1:00pm
Charlotte, North Carolina
(9-3)_____Big East____232.43
Wake Forest
WeekOpponentoPtsRes, ScoreWeekOpponentoPtsRes, Score
9South Florida316.42W, 22-157Florida State200.76W, 24-21
10Rutgers146.23W, 38-194Maryland134.68W, 31-24
8Louisville106.21W, 21-178@ Navy111.26W, 44-24
4@ Pittsburgh76.94W, 34-1413@ Vanderbilt81.36W, 31-17
5Akron-140.28W, 44-1012North Carolina State34.24W, 38-18
3Temple-154.46W, 22-179North Carolina7.58W, 37-10
12Syracuse-156.53W, 30-73Army-176.10W, 21-10
1@ Duke-205.27W, 45-146@ Duke-205.27W, 41-36
2Maine-W, 38-01@ Boston College313.79L, 28-38
13@ West Virginia364.93L, 21-6611@ Clemson293.25L, 10-44
11@ Cincinnati298.97L, 3-2710@ Virginia254.75L, 16-17
7@ Virginia254.75L, 16-172Nebraska29.14L, 17-20

The Huskies & Demon Deacons are pretty evenly matched with their schedules. Wake might have a slight edge in having beaten tougher competition, but Connecticut's 3 losses were to teams at the top of the rankings.

Wake struggled at the beginning of the season, Connecticut at the end. Advantage Wake.

Intangibles: The game is in Charlotte, less than 2 hours from Wake Forest.

The Line: Connecticut +2

The Story: This has been a great season for the Huskies, and though it's not as good as last season's BCS appearance for Wake, 8-4 is nothing to frown at. Who will get the boost heading into next season?

The Call: Wake Forest by 6

The Result: Wake Forest 24-10 = Nice adjustment in the second half by the Demon Deacons - solid game overall.

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