Virginia comes to town currently enjoying their best season in... /looks_at_calendar ... well, a long time; probably 2007. This Cavaliers team is led by a dynamic dual-threat QB in Bryce Perkins who has keyed a resurgent rushing attack while also being efficient and effective through the air. The Wahoos defense is dealing with a few key injuries, which is certainly not a helpful development for an impressive, but still rebuilding team. Can the Wolfpack offense take advantage of a shorthanded Virginia defense to outpace the UVa offense and come away with the win?
Each BTP contributor provides their score prediction below, plus a classic Twitter-esque 140 character-constrained comment on their predicted outcome. Let’s get to it!
Prediction: 31-20 (W)
“Missed FGs and turnovers haunt the Wahoos in a game where yardage gained is about even.“
Prediction: 34-13 (W)
“Statement game for the defense. Finley stays red hot . “
Prediction: 38-20 (W)
“Close through the first half, State pulls away after half-time.“
Prediction: 38-35 (W)
“State has its hands full for much of the game but find a way to get the win“
Prediction: 31-18 (W)
“State leads 21-10 at half. UVa scores TD & 2 pt conv to cut it to 3 early in 4th Q, but State O turns it on late with help of key TO by D“
BTP Staff Cumulative Prediction: 34-21 (W)
Agree? Disagree? Want to discuss whether or not the ACC has it out for State with all these noon start times? Let us know in the comments!