The Wolfpack returns home to Carter-Finley Stadium to take on a reeling Florida State squad, all while trying to not let a two-game slide of their own turn into a full-on losing streak.
Last week, NC State let some excellent individual performances go to waste with poor defense and an inability to finish drives with touchdowns instead of field goals, costing them a game at Syracuse. Florida State, meanwhile, had their own set of issues (that State can relate to) in dealing with the Dabo Death Detail of Clemson.
Can the Wolfpack shore up their weaknesses and get back on the winning track, or will a potential change at quarterback for the Seminoles finally get things clicking for Willie Taggart’s group?
Each BTP contributor provides their score prediction below, plus a “classic” Twitter-esque 140 character-constrained comment on their predicted outcome. Let’s get to it!
Prediction: 31-20 (W)
“FSU scores 10 straight to cut it to 24-20 with 6 minutes left and then State finishes the game with a long TD drive“
Prediction: 34-20 (W)
“Pack rights the ship in a game that appears closer than it is“
Prediction: 31-27 (W)
“Nailbiter finally turns out right for Pack“
Prediction: 27-23 (W)
“I don’t know man. I guess Pack wins but doesn’t cover. Hard to guess which team is going to show up, at least it’s a home game.“
Prediction: 34-23 (W)
“State wins a relatively comfortable one. Doeren refrains from making another facepalm type of post-game comment.”
Prediction: 30-31 (L)
“I actually think NCSU wins, but dissension it is. Blackman starts for FSU, moves O w/ short passes & QB runs. Pack settling for FGs dooms again.“
BTP Staff Cumulative Prediction: 31-24 (W)
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