NC State welcomes a reeling Florida State squad to Raleigh as the two teams face on in a primetime slot on Saturday evening. The Seminoles are in the first year of a complete rebuild under Mike Norvell and have struggled of late, losing decisively to Louisville and Pitt since beating UNC (heh). The Wolfpack aren’t without struggles of their own, as the Pack defense has allowed four of seven opponents this season to top the 40-point mark.
Will NC State’s offense show the same life as a week ago in a near-upset of Miami and spring the Wolfpack back into the Win column? Or will Florida State find renewed energy and focus in Raleigh and pull off the road upset?
Each BTP contributor provides their score prediction below, plus a quick blurb on their predicted outcome. Here we go!
Prediction: 41-31 (W)
Comment: “Lotta offense, not a lot of defense“
Why is this so hard?
Prediction: 34-20 (W)
Comment: “FSU doesn’t quite reach full implosion mode, but it’s a comfy win for the Pack.“
Prediction: 44-27 (W)
Comment: “Defense still has some issues, but FSU is not good. Pack wins.“
Prediction: 30-24 (W)
Comment: “I think this will be fine? Probably? I dunno. Probably. We’ll say probably.“
Prediction: 37-31 (W)
Comment: “Picking a win because losing to THIS Noles team would be cause for alarm. The Hawk Man comes through.“
Prediction: 31-21 (W)
Comment: “The Pack jumps out to a 10-0 lead and is able to maintain it the rest of the way. Bam goes for 100+, Ricky scores twice. We’re all happy“
Prediction: 38-28 (W)
Comment: “Surprise us early taking big shots downfield that connect, State settles in and cruises from 2nd quarter on. TO Bone back in business“
BTP Staff Cumulative Prediction: 36-26 (W)
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