Campbell at Wake Forest: 10/2/20 College Football Picks and Prediction

Campbell at Wake Forest: 10/2/20 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Campbell Fighting Camels (0-3) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (0-2)

College Football: Friday, October 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Truist Field)

The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -33.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Campbell Fighting Camels will travel to Truist Field to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons this Friday night in College Football action.

The Campbell Fighting Camels dropped to 0-3 on the season after being defeated by the Appalachian State Mountaineers, 52-21, this past Saturday. Campbell, who plays in the FCS, gave the heavily favorite Mountaineers a run for their money in the 1st half as they went into halftime trailing by just a 17-13 margin, however, the Camels had no answers defensively in the 2nd half, allowing the Mountaineers to pull away by scoring 35 unanswered points. Campbell was outgained by Appalachian State by a 535-305 margin in the loss. Leading the way for Campbell was QB Hajj-Malik Williams who completed 7 of 19 passes for 101 yards, while also adding 44 yards & 2 TD’s on the ground.

On the season, Campbell is averaging 22.7 ppg on 338.7 total yards per game (187.4 passing yds/g; 151.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Campbell has been led by QB Hajj-Malik Williams who has competed 50.7% of his passes for 475 yards, 2 TD, & 1 INT. Williams is also the leading rusher for the Fighting Camels, as he has 237 yards & 4 TD’s on 43 carries. Also, in the backfield for Campbell has been C.J. Freeman (29 car, 150 yards, TD) & Bryant Barr (30 car, 126 yards, 2 TD). The top receiving threats for the Fighting Camels this season has been Jalen Kelsey (12 rec, 159 yards, TD), Jai Williams (7 rec, 110 yards, TD), & Julian Hill (6 rec, 102 yards).

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Defensively, Campbell is allowing their opponents to average 40.7 ppg on 449.0 total yards per game (293.7 rushing yds/g; 155.3 passing yds/g).

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons dropped to 0-2 on the season after being defeated by the NC State Wolfpack, 45-42, on September 19th. In a tight, back and forth game, Wake Forest could not fight back after a three-yard TD run by NC State’s Ricky Person Jr. gave the Wolfpack the lead for good with 5:51 left in regulation. Wake Forest was outgained by the NC State by a 463-385 margin and committed one turnover in the loss. Leading the way for the Demon Deacons was RB Kenneth Walker III who had 131 yards and 3 TD’s on 27 carries.

On the season, Wake Forest is averaging 27.5 ppg on 357.5 total yards per game (264.5 passing yds/g; 93.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Wake Forest has been led by the backfield due of Kenneth Walker III (33 att, 150 yards, 3 TD) & Christian Beal-Smith (24 att, 68 yards, TD). QB Sam Hartman has completed 59.6% of his passes for 418 yards and a TD. The top targets for Sam Hartman in the passing game have been Jaquarii Roberson (11 rec, 167 yards, TD), Taylor Morin (12 rec, 145 yards, TD), and Donavon Greene (4 rec, 85 yards).

Definitely, Wake Forest is allowing their opponents to average 41.0 ppg on 512.0 total yards per game (284.5 passing yds/g; 227.5 rushing yds/g).

The Fighting Camels are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The Demon Deacons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games at home, however, are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. 

Campbell has made the most of their opportunity with their 4-game schedule as although they are 0-3, the Fighting Camels have been competitive and are a perfect 3-0 ATS in those games. Wake Forest is a Power 5 school that will have a clear advantage in talent, however, this is a Demon Deacons team that is going to struggle this season after losing a bunch of offensive talent from last year’s squad. Wake Forest is going to win this game, however, I think the Fighting Camels will be able to put up a few points on the Demon Deacons defense and I think they cover once again with the large amount of points. Good Luck!  

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Brett’s Pick Campbell Fighting Camels +33.5

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