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We're now just two days away from the start of the 2020 football season officially kicking off for NC State against Wake Forest in Carter-Finley Stadium. With that in mind, we brought on Les Johns of Demon Deacon Digest to offer an in-depth look at the Deacs prior to Saturday's matchup.

What did we learn, if anything, from Wake's blowout loss to Clemson? How effective is the Deacs' offense after losing nine starters from last season? Just how important is this game for both sides in a conference-only season?