Coming off a forgettable game against Notre Dame, NC State returns to ACC play with a battle for first place in the Atlantic Division against the Clemson Tigers. A win would all but wrap up the Atlantic Division for the Wolfpack, but that won’t come easy against the defending National Champions. State is also looking to avenge a hard-fought loss in last year’s game between the two schools. Is this State’s time to shine?
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: 31-34 (L)
Comment: “Pack fares much better but Clemson proves to be too much“
Prediction: 17-28 (L)
Comment: “This one I suspect is gonna be bad. Prove me wrong, kids, prove me wrong.“
Prediction: 24-21 (L)
Comment: “I really want to pick us to win, but I just can't bring myself to do it“
Prediction: 17-31 (L)
Comment: “I'm not really sure what to put here. go pack”
Prediction: 28-27 (W)
Comment: “Someone has to predict us winning. Carter Finley crowd makes a big difference and the pack squeaks this one out.“
Prediction: 17-34 (L)
Comment: “Notre Dame gave Clemson the blueprint; home field keeps it close early, but Tigers pull away late“
Prediction: 24-37 (L)
Comment: “ + + + - - ♂️= . (I’m sad to have to agree with everyone else) “
Prediction: 17-27 (L)
Comment: “What PackTennis85 said. :( (Unless Hines is 200% healthy, the OL can protect, and Finley discovers the deep ball.)“
Prediction: 21-18 (W)
Comment: “State never trails. Clemson scores a late TD + 2pt conv, but the Pack pick up 3 consecutive 1st downs to end the game“
BTP Staff Cumulative Prediction: 21-28 (L)
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