Fresh off a nice season-opening win where the offense - and the running game especially - shined for NC State, the Wolfpack hit the road for the first time in 2020 to take on a Virginia Tech squad that surged over the back of of last year. This will be the season opener for the Hokies as they’ve battled some COVID issues within their ranks, as well as the first glimpse of a new-look VT defense after decades of Bud Foster running the show.
Will Virginia Tech use their abundance of returning starters to hit the ground running and notch the win? Or will State keep things rolling from last week and scratch another notch in the ‘W’ column?
Each BTP contributor provides their score prediction below, plus a quick blurb on their predicted outcome. Here we go!
Prediction: 31-38 (L)
Comment: “VT has success running the ball and a late go-ahead touchdown puts it over the top“
Prediction: 27-35 (L)
Comment: “Once again, roster uncertainty—this time on VT’s part—makes predictions almost impossible. But I’ll go with the more experienced team at home here.“
Prediction: 24-31 (L)
Comment: “There are known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns...things we don’t know that we don’t know. Impossible game to prep for w/ VPI, Hooker makes enough plays to win“
Prediction: 34-31 (W)
Comment: “Ricky Person has another stand out performance and the positivity train keeps rolling.“
Prediction: 24-34 (L)
Comment: “3-game road trip sees Pack have similar offensive success to last week but can’t punch it in as often or get enough stops“
Why is this so hard? (formerly Omega Wolf)
Prediction: 37-34 (W)
Comment: “Did y’all not hear that Tim Beck is Viagra?“
Prediction: 31-27 (W)
Comment: “My confidence in a win is based almost solely on VT’s roster situation.“
Prediction: 30-31 (L)
Comment: “VT returns a lot of experience on both sides of the ball. FGs keep State in it, but ultimately settling for 3’s dooms the Pack.“
BTP Staff Cumulative Prediction: 30-33 (L)
Agree? Disagree? Sound off in the comments!