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BTP Pregame Predictions: Western Carolina

So how’s this thing gonna go? Anything like last week (minus the injuries) would be fine

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

Fresh off a great looking win over East Carolina, NC State welcomes a team from the opposite end of the state this weekend in the form of the Western Carolina Catamounts (rawr). WCU’s offense looked good last Saturday, but the defense couldn’t stop giving up big plays in their season-opening 49-27 loss to Mercer.

Can NC State keep the good vibes going and put another notch in the Win column? Or will the Catamounts pull off a major upset in Raleigh?

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


Prediction: 47-10 (W)

Comment: “Backups get to play 4th quarter in a comfortable win, but Pack gives up first TD of season. “

Omega Wolf

Prediction: 44-13 (W)

Comment: “Pack up 27-3 at intermission before CDD pumps the brakes; Cats TD comes late to make it look a little less ugly“


Prediction: 45-3 (W)

Comment: “Pack rolls. Cautious optimism abounds heading into WVU game.“


Prediction: 42-10 (W)

Comment: “Pack O is near unstoppable, but WCU QB Adams is a bit of a headache for Pack D by extending drives. State rolls regardless“


Prediction: 48-9 (W)

Comment: “WCU’s mobile QB gets them close but the can never cash in but for FGs. Our entire roster gets minutes at mid-3rd quarter“


Prediction: 45-13 (W)

Comment: “Everyone is going out there to have some fun while staying hydrated and avoiding injury. “


Prediction: 48-3 (W)

Comment: “NC State scores 48 points and Western Carolina only scores 3. Pack wins 48-3.“

BTP Staff Cumulative Prediction: 46-9 (W)

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