Friday, September 11, 2009

Week #2 Preview Part 1

My assignment, as decided by the high council, is to preview games #1, #5, #6, and #7.

Game#1: WAKE FOREST (2.5) vs. Stanford

To begin by analyzing Stanford, Stanford won last week AT Washington State. Thats big. Winning a road game already (39-13 no less) is important. Stanford's rushing defense also seems stout, stopping Washington State on a 1st and goal from the 1 last week. Thats impressive.

Wake Forest returns their entire offensive line from last season and has a senior quarterback. They played terribly last week and will likely bounce back. Two consecutive homegames for Wake Forest.

Lastly, I read many comments about the size of Stanfords linemen and team in general. I think the smallest player on offense is 200+ pounds. Stanford has size and physicality.

Regression to the mean: Wake Forest struggled last weak and this week they will emphasize their mistakes in practice and should return to form. I read that Stanfords passing D was lit up last week, but hard to imagine that since they only gave up 13 points.

Sagarin Ratings: Stanford 76.18, Wake Forest 73.96

Location: At Wake Forest, Noon kickoff. May affect the West Coast boys.

My prediction? No clue!

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