Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman is out indefinitely after getting medical treatment for a non-football related condition, it was reported on Wednesday. This surprising news comes as the college football season is just weeks away, when Wake Forest kicks off their season on Sept. 1 against VMI. It is uncertain as to who might step in as quarterback in Hartman's absence.
Hartman, a fifth-year junior, threw for 4,228 yards and 39 touchdowns last season with only 14 interceptions as Wake Forest went 11-3 and beat Rutgers in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. He is also Wake Forest's all-time leader in touchdown passes with 72.
The BetQL Model is projecting Wake Forest will hit the under on their 8.5 win total this season, putting them at eight wins on the year. You can get in on the under at DraftKings at -135, while the over is +115.
Before this news, Wake Forest's odds to win the ACC were already fairly long at +1800 and +950 to win the ACC Atlantic, where all these odds remain following the news. You can get their odds to win the ACC as long as +2100 at FanDuel.
Hartman's leadership and success with this team will make him difficult to replace and I would think any absence will certainly have an impact on Wake Forest's odds as it becomes clearer who will be under center for Week 1.