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BTP Pregame Predictions: Pittsburgh

So how’s this thing gonna go? Can State avoid the trap?

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Coming out of a prime-time game against a ranked opponent in front of a raucous crowd, the Wolfpack will face the complete opposite of circumstances in what amounts to an enormous trap game: a noon kickoff against a struggling opponent in what will be a mostly empty stadium. Can State avoid the letdown and move to 4-0 in conference for the first time since 2002?

As per normal, each BTP contributor provides their score prediction below, plus a Twitter-esque 140 character-constrained comment on their predicted outcome. Let’s get to it!


Prediction: 38-13 (W)

Comment: “Pack D-line dominates Pitt O-line. Pack scores on three 50+ yard plays (2 pass, 1 run). A fun day all around.“


Prediction: 36-16 (W)

Comment: “Party on, Wayne. Er, Dave, I mean. “


Prediction: 30-20 (W)

Comment: “The boxscore is going to look better than the final score...because road game/kicking game. But winning the game is all that matters.“


Prediction: 41-20 (W)

Comment: “Pitt is not a good football team. NC State is a good football team“


Prediction: 41-13 (W)

Comment: “Great tuneup for ND. Pedal. Floor. Choo Choo.“


Prediction: 42-17 (W)

Comment: “Pitt offense ~ 100th nationally + defense worse than last year = Pack rout“


Prediction: 45-17 (W)

Comment: “I’m trying not to be scared of this game. This is odd territory for me.“


Prediction: 42-24 (W)

Comment: “This is a road game at a bad time in the schedule, but this team is good enough to handle it easily.“

BTP Staff Cumulative Prediction: 39-18 (W)

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