MONROE, La. (AP) — Wake Forest is rebuilding with a new coach, a true freshman quarterback and new starters at a range of key positions.
On Thursday night, coach Dave Clawson, quarterback Josh Wolford and the revamped Demon Deacons make their 2014 debut at Louisiana-Monroe on national television.
The Warhawks may come from a smaller conference but are by no means the underdogs.
Last season, ULM provided the Sun Belt Conference with a measure of bragging rights over the ACC when the Warhawks won at Wake Forest.
Now Louisiana-Monroe aims to celebrate a home opener with another such triumph. Odds makers have listed the Warhawks as slight favorites, and ULM coach Todd Berry is expecting a big crowd at Malone Stadium.