Wake Forest vs Pittsburgh ACC Clash: Preview, & Pennsylvania Odds

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Caleb Tallman
NCAA Football Sports News


  • ACC showdown: Wake Forest vs. Pittsburgh
  • Pennsylvania team an underdog: Pittsburgh (+1)
  • Moneyline total could be low in this at only 45.5 points

As we enter the heart of the college football season, fans are treated to an exciting matchup in the ACC between the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-3) and the Pittsburgh Panthers (2-4). 
This showdown is scheduled for Saturday, October 21, 2023, and it's expected to be a closely contested battle, with the odds favoring Wake Forest by just one point. In addition to examining the PA betting odds, we'll analyze the teams' recent performance key player statistics and offer our expert preview for this ACC encounter.

The Teams' Recent Performances

The Demon Deacons of Wake Forest are coming off a challenging game against the Virginia Tech Hokies, where they faced a 30-13 defeat. On the other hand, the Panthers of Pittsburgh secured a convincing victory in their latest game, triumphing over the Louisville Cardinals with a score of 38-21. These recent results indicate that both teams are entering the game with different momentum.

Betting Odds

Let's take a closer look at the PA betting odds for this ACC showdown:

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Time: 3:30 PM ET
Location: Truist Field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
TV: ACC Network

Here are the current odds:
Wake Forest:

  • Spread: -1 (-108)
    • Moneyline: -115
    • Total: 45.5
  • Pittsburgh:
    • Spread: +1 (-108)
    • Moneyline: -105
    • Total: 45.5

2024 Stats Comparison: Wake Forest vs. Pittsburgh

A statistical comparison can offer valuable insights into the strengths and weaknesses of both teams. Here's a quick overview of key statistical metrics for Wake Forest and Pittsburgh's 2023 season:

Wake Forest

Offensive Points per Game (Rank): 23.5 (109)
Defensive Points per Game (Rank): 23.0 (36)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank): 13 (115)
Turnovers Forced (Rank): 10 (47)


Offensive Points per Game (Rank): 25.8 (102)
Defensive Points per Game (Rank): 25.2 (58)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank): 7 (35)
Turnovers Forced (Rank): 7 (95)

Key Players

Let's spotlight some key players who can make a significant impact on the game:

Wake Forest 2024 Key Players:

  • Mitch Griffis (QB): 1,197 YDS, 58.6% completion, 9 TD, 7 INT
  • Demond Claiborne (RB): 375 YDS, 3 TD, 62.5 YPG, 4.4 YPC
  • Jahmal Banks (WR): 36 REC, 374 YDS, 3 TD, 62.3 YPG
  • Taylor Morin (WR): 26 REC, 334 YDS, 2 TD, 55.7 YPG
  • Jacob Roberts (LB): 36 TKL, 6.0 TFL, 5.0 SACK
  • Jasheen Davis (DL): 21 TKL, 3.0 TFL, 4.0 SACK
  • Dylan Hazen (LB): 36 TKL, 3.0 TFL, 1.0 SACK
  • Malik Mustapha (DB): 34 TKL, 2.0 TFL, 0.5 SACK, 1 INT

Pittsburgh 2024 Key Players:

Phil Jurkovec (QB): 818 YDS, 50.9% completion, 6 TD, 3 INT
Rodney Hammond (RB): 246 YDS, 3 TD, 41.0 YPG, 4.3 YPC
Konata Mumpfield (WR): 23 REC, 279 YDS, 3 TD, 46.5 YPG
C'Bo Flemister (RB): 177 YDS, 2 TD, 29.5 YPG, 3.9 YPC
Solomon DeShields (LB): 23 TKL, 6.0 TFL, 2.0 SACK
Shayne Simon (LB): 20 TKL, 4.0 TFL, 3.0 SACK
Bam Brima (DL): 10 TKL, 3.0 TFL, 3.0 SACK
Samuel Okunlola (DL): 4 TKL, 2.0 TFL, 3.0 SACK

The Wake Forest vs. Pittsburgh ACC clash promises to be an exciting and closely contested matchup. With the betting odds favoring Wake Forest by a single point, it's challenging to predict the outcome. Both teams have showcased their strengths and weaknesses in the 2023 season, and it will come down to the wire to determine the victor.

College football fans and Pennsylvania bettors can look forward to a thrilling game filled with potential upsets and offensive fireworks. With the analysis, odds, and key player insights, we've provided a comprehensive overview of the Wake Forest vs. Pittsburgh game.

Fans can eagerly anticipate a memorable ACC clash with the potential for surprises and high-scoring action. Whether you're a dedicated college football enthusiast or a sports bettor, this game is set to deliver excitement and drama.

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