Is there any reason Wake Forest can't win its last four games and finish the regular season with one loss?
All right, there's reality and history and probably gravity. But if you've seen the Deacons you have to believe. Their final four? They play at home against Boston College, at Florida State, at home -- their house, the snakepit known as Groves Stadium -- against Virginia Tech and at Maryland.
They can do this. They were pounding Clemson, the best team they have played, until a brilliant defensive play by the Tigers woke them up and undid the Deacons. That is still their only loss.
The Deacons are the last hope for North Carolina teams that play in the ACC. I wrote after their victory Saturday against North Carolina that they are N.C.'s team. Of course, an Appalachian State grad wrote to say the Mountaineers are. Sorry, you can't be N.C.'s team if you lose to N.C. State. Appalachian State did.
Wake Forest fans have become pretty cocky. I asked a friend who loves his Deacs how he though the Deacons would handle those last four games.
"I just hope we win one of them," he says.
BCS baby. Eleven and one. Believe.