Saturday, December 29, 2007

A Very Quick Meineke Bowl Preview

WAKE FOREST (8-4) vs. CONNECTICUT (9-3) - Dec. 29, 2007, 1pm ET (ESPN)
With a win this afternoon, the Demon Deacons will become one of just 12 1-A teams to win 20 games over the last two seasons. The "Weak Forest" moniker can now officially be tossed aside. While this afternoon's matchup in Charlotte certainly doesn't have the pizzazz of last year's Orange Bowl appearance, a victory over the Huskies would likely mean two straight Top 25 finishes for the Deacs.

Look for UConn to take a quick and early lead on a special teams or defensive score, but fail to get into a groove offensively all game. Further, expect Wake to slowly warm up and then explode in the half, as the long layoff and Jim Grobe's flirtation with the Arkansas job a few weeks is bound to have knocked them off kilter a bit. Riley Skinner should be able to pick apart the Huskies' thin secondary.

Wake Forest 24, Connecticut 10

For more alarmingly accurate predictions, check in tomorrow for tonight's winning lotto numbers. I'm that good.

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