HOUSTON — Wake Forest’s football team is suddenly a juggernaut away from the friendly confines of BB&T Field.

Well, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration.

But the Deacons, with their win at Rice on Friday night, have now won five straight games away from home and eight of their past nine — starting with the comeback win at Syracuse in the 2017 season. That includes victories in the Belk Bowl and Birmingham Bowl, four ACC wins and wins at Tulane last season and now at Rice.

Of course, the next time that’ll be relevant will be at the end of the month when Wake Forest travels to Boston College. Until then, Wake Forest is home against North Carolina (in a nonconference game) and Elon.

Here are the five main takeaways on Wake Forest’s win against Rice:


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