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!