Utah State Aggies Vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons - College Football Betting

Wake Forest Hosts Aggies in College Football Betting Season Opener

At the onset of the 2019 season is a second coming of Gary Andersen to Utah State.  It’s been quite an interesting road to return for Andersen.  Following a 11-2 season and 16th in the nation in ranking in 2012 he bolted for Wisconsin. Andersen had moderate College Football betting games respect at Madison but was not a cultural fit.  Thus, he bailed out for the Oregon State job.  Midway through his third season he had to hit the eject button due to hopeless despair and burnout.  So, Andersen returns to where he made his name.

Utah State Aggies Vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Date and Time:Friday, August 30, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location:BB&T Field – Winston Salem, North Carolina
Utah State vs. Wake Forest TV Coverage:ACCN
College Football Odds at SBG:
TeamSpreadTotalML
Utah State+3½ (-110)63 (-110)+155
Wake Forest-3½ (-110)63 (-110)-175
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Gary Andersen Returns Home Humbled

Gary Andersen returns to a program that was in much better shape than what he took over at Utah State in 2009.  Consider the Aggies finished 11-2 in 2018 and have bowled in seven of the last eight seasons.  However only nine starters return for College Football Betting Games in 2019.  Of great concern are the massive departures on offense.  Star quarterback Jordan Love (3567 YDS, 32 TD, 6 INT, 158.3 RTG) does return at quarterback.  Only tackle Alfred Edwards returns to a green offensive line.   Also, back is RB Gerold Bright (88 YDS, 6.3 YPC, 10 TD).

Clawfense Leads Wake out of the Forest

At the beginning of the Dave Clawson era was a putrid program at Wake Forest.  Clawson has led the Demon Deacons to three straight bowl bids.  Last season the Deacs had an offshore betting record of 7-6 straight up, 5-8 vs. the odds, and 7-6 over the total.  Accordingly, the offense is referred to as the “Clawfense” and is the program’s asset.  Wake Forest ranked 28th in the nation for total offense last year.  Of great concern is a defense that ranked 115th in the country.  Clawson’s three straight bowl seasons are a school record.

Wake Forest Survives 

Despite making and winning the Birmingham Bowl the 2018 season was one of tumult for Wake Forest.  Clawson had to change defensive coordinators after four games.  Additionally, Clawson was forced to start a freshman quarterback.  Yet Clawson correctly stated that Wake’s College Football Betting Games is no accident.  Talent is higher than ever due to effective recruiting.  However, a quarterback controversy is possible.  Sophomore Sam Hartman was injured in the ninth game of 2018.  Junior Jamie Hartman filled in effectively as replacement.  Regardless of who starts both QB’s showed well and will keep the Clawfense humming.

Utah State and Wake Forest Against the Spread

The Aggies Are:

4-4 against the spread as a road dog

2-6 under the total getting points on the road

The Demon Deacons Are:

4-2 against the spread as a home chalk

2-4 over the total laying points at home

College Football Betting Games Picks

In this situation Wake Forest is the more established and successful program.  Andersen is getting reacclimated with the Aggies and a very inexperienced roster.  As mentioned earlier Wake Forest knows how to win and cover as home chalks

College Football Betting Games Pick: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

College Football Betting Games Score Prediction:  Wake Forest 31, Utah State 20

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