Exactly! Too many people have the mindset that the number in front of a team tells the whole story. It doesn't.
I would also point out that Wake went to Vanderbilt and beat them soundly. Nastee Taint struggled on the road with East Carolina and honestly should have lost that game.
As far as programs go - I think Clawson is a far better coach than Doerean. But, Nastee Taint typically lands better recruits.
You can typically depend on Wake to win games they are supposed to win as well; where you can't say that about Nan-cee stank. They will lose a game or two that will have you scrathing your head pretty often.
Re: Is NC State “better” than Wake Forest? Consider this ...
Sep 28, 2022, 8:43 AM
Not the right question, all games are about matchups. My questions about State 1) can their QB handle the considerable pressure our line put on Wakes QB. Didn’t get to him much but were in his face all day. Truly impressive performance. 2) will DJ get the protection he got last week, there were plays where I thought he could finish a Monopoly game back there. Not a knock on DJ he had moments under pressure like the two point conversion but it seemed he had a lot of freedom in the pocket most of the day. 3) how many true freshmen we going to have in defense backfield 4) how will our rookie coaches perform? Will we have an effective game plan that effectively deals with the specific strengths and weaknesses of State. 5) can State perform on the road like they did at home last year.
If their DL whips our OL we could be facing a situation where we can't run the ball and DJ doesn't have time to throw. I'm still not sure our offense can function with DJ under consistent pressure. I've seen enough this year to know DJ can carve people up pretty good when he has time, but he's still looked realllllly shaky under pressure.