With bowl hopes now gone, NC State welcomes to Raleigh their rival - and generally loathsome neighbor - UNC-Chapel Hill for a season finale. Hanging in the balance for the Tar Heels is a potential bowl trip under second-time first-year coach Mack Brown, while the Wolfpack are playing for pride and a chance to continue the recent domination in the series between the two programs.
Can the Wolfpack muster the motivation to overcome a down year (as well as the stench from any and all things that come out of Chapel Hill) and pull out a win against that team that invokes involuntary vomiting? Or will the piled up injuries and lack of sustained decent play doom NC State yet again?
Each... errr... A few BTP contributors provide their score predictions below, plus a quick blurb on their predicted outcome. Here we go!
Prediction: 17-35 (L)
Comment: “State keeps it close for a couple quarters before UNC pulls away thanks to Sam Howell."
Prediction: 13-37 (L)
Comment: “Looking forward to a break from being disappointed by football so I can be disappointed by basketball for the next few months"
Prediction: 21-45 (L)
Comment: “Some sports occur and there is a result that will favor one team over the other."
Prediction: 27-26 (W)
Comment: “Go to hell, Carolina."
BTP Staff Cumulative Prediction: 20-36 (L)
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