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BTP Pigskin Predictions: Liberty

So how’s this thing gonna go?

Liberty University at North Carolina State football Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Liberty is in the midst of their best ever football season, currently sitting at 8-0 and in the Top 25 of the human polls. Having already knocked off two ACC teams on the road this year (Syracuse, Virginia Tech), the Flames visit Raleigh in a primetime game to take on the Wolfpack of NC State.

Will Liberty and their high-powered offense continue what has been a magical season and take down the Pack on the road? Or will NC State continue their upward trajectory and impassioned play to notch the 2nd Top-25 victory of the year for the Wolfpack?

Each BTP contributor provides their score prediction below, plus a quick blurb on their predicted outcome. Here we go!


Prediction: 38-35 (W)

Comment: “I’m sure I won’t regret this at all“


Prediction: 41-34 (W)

Comment: “Liberty is gross. I also don’t have any idea how our defense will stop their QB. #Analysis“


Prediction: 44-37 (W)

Comment: “Ranked win is a ranked win, even if it’ll be a tense shootout.“


Prediction: 31-27 (W)

Comment: “I’m not going to entertain the idea of losing to that school, and I do think NC State has the better team as long as Bailey Hockman keeps playing well.“


Prediction: 37-31 (W)

Comment: “Kickers are important and State has the better one. Dunn goes 3/3 while Liberty’s kicker misses one, which forces them to go for the TD on a last minute stop by the Pack“


Prediction: 45-42 (W)

Comment: “This feels like a “last team to score wins” kind of game.“

Why is this so hard?

Prediction: 41-35 (W)

Comment: “Liberty’s kicker misses a couple and it’s the difference in the game.“


Prediction: 34-28 (W)

Comment: “Night game at home is the key here...they’ll be fired up but we’ll have that extra boost as well“

BTP Staff Cumulative Prediction: 39-34 (W)

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