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BTP Pigskin Predictions: Mississippi State

So how’s this thing gonna go?

Belk Bowl: North Carolina State vs. Mississippi State Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

The Wolfpack head down to Cowbell City, where the grass is green and the girls are... I don’t know? Waiting for some football? I can’t imagine there’s much else to do in Starkville, Mississippi.

Anyways, it’s a primetime, 7:00pm match up on ESPN2.

Can NC State go on the road and vanquish past SEC demons to pull off a win? Or will Mississippi State’s youthful air raid offense add to the misery for Wolfpack fans?

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


Prediction: 20-34 (L)

Comment: “I have never had a worse feeling about a game in my life.“


Prediction: 30-24 (W)

Comment: “It’s tough to get a feel for this one but I think NC State’s edge in experience makes the difference.“


Prediction: 28-23 (W)

Comment: “beep boop“


Prediction: 28-31 (L)

Comment: “I genuinely consider myself one of the more Al Smith-adjace “Happy Warroris” when it comes to State, and while I believe we can win...night game, loud venue, against a wonky offense and our SEC futility doesn’t make me feel good going in“


Prediction: 37-31 (W)

Comment: “This will feel like a turning point for this team. Statement win setting up a potential 3-0 start leading into Clemson. (I definitely won’t regret this later)“

Why is this so hard?

Prediction: 37-34 (W)

Comment: “Late MSU TD S’s us S-less. But missed FG as time expires PWAPO (preserves win and proves otherwise).“


Prediction: 38-27 (W)

Comment: “I feel like NC State should win this game, but I still have nightmares about South Carolina, the 2015 Belk Bowl, West Virginia... Predicting a win but SSUPO.“


Prediction: 27-25 (W)

Comment: “MSU scores a TD late, but rather than the tie, Mike Leach goes for 2 and the lead. Leary guides a quick drive to set up a Chris Dunn FG for the W“

BTP Staff Cumulative Prediction: 31-29 (W)

Agree? Disagree? Sound off in the comments!