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BTP Pregame Predictions: South Carolina

So how’s this thing gonna go?

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at North Carolina State Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Less than 24 hours separates us from our beloved and long-awaited game day, so let’s take a look at how the BTP staff sees things shaking out in the opener between NC State and South Carolina. This is a feature we’ll put out on the day prior to gameday each week, with each BTP contributor providing their score prediction and then a Twitter-esque 140 character-constrained comment on their predicted outcome. So let’s get to it!

Alec Lower

Prediction: 28-17 (W)

Comment: “State controls the line of scrimmage and squeezes the life out of the gamecocks. It's not a blowout but never really in doubt.”


Prediction: 24-10 (W)

Comment: “The Gamecocks will be good on defense like last year, but they won't be able to do much on offense against a stout Wolfpack D.”


Prediction: 20-10 (W)

Comment: “Wolfpack offense will look rusty before getting things together while defense will control time of possession.”


Prediction: 20-17 (W)

Comment: “Pack offense struggles against athletic SEC defense; thin secondary gives up 2 TDs; tense ending, but talent prevails.”


Prediction: 31-16 (W)

Comment: “SC short passing game moves ball consistently, but O stalls in RZ vs condensed D, gets three FGs. State O is able to finish drives with TDs.”

Steven Muma

Prediction: 38-20 (W)

Comment: “"Oh lord, bless this thy holy JaySam, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy."“


Prediction: 24-27 (L)

Comment: “There's no real reason for us to lose this game, but there's also no reason for a lot of things that happen to the Pack”


Prediction: 31-20 (W)

Comment: “State's defense lives up to the offseason hype with a statement performance”

Agree? Disagree? Want to throw rotten tomatoes at ejoebarry? Let us know in the comments!