Wake Forest vs Virginia Tech Prediction - College Football Picks 10/14/23

Virginia Tech Hokies (2-4) vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-2)

Game Info: Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 3:30 pm (Lane Stadium/Worsham Field)

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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will play the Virginia Tech Hokies in an ACC game on Saturday afternoon at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia. Wake Forest has lost two games in a row, while Virginia Tech has lost four of their last five.

Wake Forest Preview

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 3-2 (0-2) this season after they lost to Clemson by a score of 17-12 last week. Wake Forest had a 3-0 lead in the first quarter and then they cut Clemson’s lead to 10-6 in the third, but couldn’t pull off the comeback win. The Demon Deacons were out gained by a total of 338-239 and went 2-12 on third downs in the loss. Wake Forest won their first three games of the year against Elon, Vanderbilt, and Old Dominion, but has lost two in a row to Georgia Tech and Clemson. The Wake Forest offense is averaging 25.6 points per game with 230 passing yards per game and 161.8 rushing yards per game, while going 42.3% on third downs. Mitch Griffis has thrown for 1,150 yards, nine touchdowns, and five interceptions for the Demon Deacons this year. Demond Claiborne has rushed for 371 yards and three touchdowns, while Jahmal Banks has caught 32 passes for 331 yards and three scores. The Wake Forest defense is allowing 21.6 points against per game this season.

Virginia Tech Preview

The Virginia Tech Hokies are 2-4 (1-1) this season after they lost to Florida State by a score of 39-17 in their last game. Virginia Tech trailed 22-0 at halftime, but their lead was cut down to 22-17, before they pulled away in the second half. The Hokies were out gained by a total of 452-313 and turned the ball over once in the loss. Virginia Tech has wins over Old Dominion and Pittsburgh, but losses to Purdue, Rutgers, Marshall, and FSU. The Virginia Tech offense is scoring 23.5 points per game with 202.5 passing yards per game and 140.2 rushing yards per game, while going 31.8% on third downs. Kyron Drones has thrown for 721 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception, while also rushing for 285 yards and four touchdowns for the Hokies this year. Bhayshul Tuten has rushed for 330 yards and two touchdowns, while Jaylin Lane has caught 18 passes for 239 yards and three scores. The Virginia Tech defense is giving up 26.7 points against per game this year.

Virginia Tech Hokies Team Facts

  • Virginia Tech has lost eight of its last nine games in October.
  • Virginia Tech has failed to cover the spread in four of its last five October games as a home favorite.
  • Virginia Tech has won the first half in five of its last six games against conference opponents at Lane Stadium.
  • Each of the last three games between Wake Forest and Virginia Tech have gone UNDER the total points line.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Team Facts

  • Wake Forest has lost each of its last four road games against conference opponents.
  • Wake Forest has covered the spread in six of its last seven games in October.
  • Wake Forest has lost the first half in each of its last three games against conference opponents.
  • Five of Wake Forest's last six games in October have gone UNDER the total points line.


Virginia Tech has really struggled with injuries this season and it has negatively impacted their record, but they are slowly getting healthier and have played better over the last couple of games. Wake Forest started the season with three straight wins, but they have lost two straight conference games. I do think Virginia Tech is getting better, but their offense really needs to start clicking, as they have only scored more than 17 points in one of their last five games. I think we are going to see a lower scoring game here and I like the under. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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