Event: Boston College Eagles vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons - NCAA Football, Week 4.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 12:30 p.m. EDT.
Location: Alumni Stadium (Capacity: 44,500), Chestnut Hill, MA.
Broadcast Info: Saturday's game between the Eagles and Demon Deacons will be aired on TV 38 locally, with Steve Martin providing play-by-play, Dave Archer providing color analysis and Scott Pryzwansky on the sidelines.
In addition, the game can be heard on the WEEI Sports Radio Network (93.7 FM/850 AM), with Jon Meterparel on play-by-play, Pete Cronan on color duty and Brian St. Pierre providing insight on the sidelines.
Series History: With Saturday's game marking the 19th meeting between the two schools, Boston College holds a 10-6-2 advantage in the all-time series against Wake Forest. BC is 5-1 against Wake Forest since joining the ACC in 2005 and has won the last four games against the Demon Deacons dating back to 2007.
Last Week: Chase Rettig threw for three touchdowns as the Eagles pounded in-state rival and FCS opponent Massachusetts, 45-17, last Saturday at Alumni Stadium. The win was BC's first of the season. Colin Larmond Jr. caught two touchdown passes from Rettig on 36- and 37-yard passes.
Wake Forest also had a blowout win over an FCS team last weekend, defeating Gardner-Webb, 48-5. Tanner Price threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns in the victory while Danny Dembry caught eight passes for 126 yards.
Storyline: Boston College finally broke into the win column last weekend, but it had no implications for their bowl aspirations since it came against an FCS opponent in UMass. However, a win is a win, and they had to start somewhere. Chase Rettig has been decent and Luke Kuechly has been relatively consistent for the Eagles through four games, and both should continue to lead BC on offense and defense, respectively.
Tanner Price has come on strong in the first three games for Wake Forest, picking apart opposing defense. With BC playing cover defense, there's no reason to believe that Price won't do the same against the Eagles defenders.
Players To Watch: Keep an eye on Chase Rettig and Luke Kuechly, for obvious reasons. Being the quarterback, Rettig is a focal point on offense to put points on the board and Kuechly, well, is just a defensive machine. However, senior tailback Montel Harris may get his first start of the 2011 season, and after rushing for 27 yards against UMass last week, is now only 99 yards away from the school's all-time rushing record.
Price is the player to watch for Wake Forest, and as previously mentioned, should have an easy time picking up a lot of yards against BC's cover defense. If Price doesn't walk away with at least 200 yards through the air, it would be pretty surprising.
Prediction: BC and Wake Forest are on the same level, but expect Price to work his way down the field, a lot, and rack up the passing yards to lead the Demon Deacons past BC. Final Score: Wake Forest 34, Boston College 17.