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BTP Pregame Predictions: Ball State

So how’s this thing gonna go? Hopefully not like last weekend

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Coming off a highly anticipated road match-up with West Virginia that resulted in a demoralizing loss with many questions, NC State returns home to Raleigh to take on a feisty Ball State squad that is looking to capture it’s second ever (and second consecutive - Virginia, 2013) win over an ACC school.

Can the Wolfpack put away the demons that presented themselves a week ago in Morgantown? Or will the Cardinals user their offensive prowess to take advantage of the flaws exposed in NC State’s defense and capture the upset road win?

Each BTP contributor provides their score prediction below, plus a quick blurb on their predicted outcome. Here we go!

Omega Wolf

Prediction: 33-20 (W)

Comment: “Never really in doubt, but not decisive enough to remove so many doubts.“


Prediction: 38-24 (W)

Comment: “BSU leads after 1Q, but NCSU starts pulling away in 2Q, learning from last week and sticking to the run to kill the Cards. Pack D still has issues.“


Prediction: 27-10 (W)

Comment: “The defense takes last week’s embarassment and uses it to fuel an impressive performance. The offense rides the RBs to a good showing, but Pack fans will still be quite nervous heading into week 1 of ACC play.“

Blane Beason

Prediction: 34-20 (W)

Comment: “Ball State will move the ball through the air, but State dominates on the ground both ways for a relatively stress free win“


Prediction: 38-13 (W)

Comment: “Ball State moves the ball consistently but settles for some field goals. State sticks to the ground and kills the clock in second half. “

BTP Staff Cumulative Prediction: 34-17 (W)

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