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BTP Pregame Predictions: Florida State

So how’s this thing gonna go? Not so bueno according to our staff...

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

Fresh off an uninspiring home win against a not-that-great Ball State squad, NC State hits the road for their 2019 ACC opener, heading down to Tallahassee to take on Florida State. The Seminoles are coming off a bipolar effort in a win against Louisville, a game that saw FSU jump out to a 21-0 lead, surrender that lead, and then emphatically retake control of the game to seal the win.

Can the Wolfpack put forth a better effort in another hostile environment to take down the Seminoles for the third consecutive year? Or will Florida State and their much improved offense take advantage of the weaknesses shown in this year’s NC State team to improve to 2-1 in ACC play?

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


Prediction: 24-31 (L)

Comment: “If we win then I want everyone to know that I only picked this outcome to inspire the team to glorious triumph. “

Omega Wolf

Prediction: 30-34 (L)

Comment: “Late TD makes it look closer than it was; State’s struggling offense just won’t be able to keep up with FSU.“


Prediction: 20-45 (L)

Comment: “Hockman comes in when the game is already out of hand, plays well enough to keep the job but defense gets run over.“


Prediction: 31-30 (W)

Comment: “I originally had an ‘L’, but we need some positivity here... State is down 27-10 at the half when Hockman comes in and leads inspired 2nd half effort for the win“


Prediction: 24-27 (L)

Comment: “The Pack are down 17-0 after the 1st quarter. Hockman leads a 2nd half comeback that comes up short.“


Prediction: 24-38 (L)

Comment: “Terry & Akers have a field day w/ big numbers. Hockman gets minutes in the third...leads a TD drive but a pick then a score late seal it for FSU“


Prediction: 24-38 (L)

Comment: “FSU jumps out to a 14-0 lead early. State comes back and kicks a late FG to cut it 31-24. Cam Akers busts a long TD to seal the game in the final minutes. “

BTP Staff Cumulative Prediction: 25-35 (L)

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