November 24, 2012
Staff picks: Vanderbilt-Wake Forest
With an eight-win record on the line, here's how our fearless staff sees Saturday's regular season ending game with Wake Forrest.
Chris Lee:It's hard to see where VU doesn't have an advantage in this one. Wake's offense has been quite poor lately, and even though WR Michael Campanaro is healthy, he's not really a big-play threat. Vanderbilt should be able to keep Tanner Price from making big plays, and shut down a Deacons' running attack that's been virtually non-existent with Wake's troubles on the offensive line.
Offensively, the key is to avoid turnovers. Jordan Rodgers has been great when he's not coughing up the football, and I don't see the Deacons having answers for either Jordan Matthews or Chris Boyd. It seems like a game where VU should be able to establish Zac Stacy early and maybe even rest him late in favor of Wesley Tate and Brian Kimbrow.
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