The Wolfpack head back down to the state of Florida for the second time this year, hoping for a better result in Tallahassee than they one they had in Coral Gables. NC State struggled for the first three quarters of last week’s game against Louisville, but put together a great fourth quarter effort to pull away in a 28-13 victory.
Florida State started off the year 0-4, including some devastatingly close losses that called into question the future of Mike Norvell’s coaching tenure with the Seminoles; however, the team has rebounded to win three of their last four, with the only loss being last week at Clemson. The Seminoles appear to have found their offensive identity behind dynamic dual-threat QB Jordan Travis and a pair of RBs who combine with Travis to give the team a three-headed rushing monster.
Will the Seminoles continue the upward trajectory the team has displayed over the middle third of the season, using their offensive propensity to propel FSU to victory? Or will NC State put together an effort good enough to capture the program’s fourth win in Tallhassee over the last 20 years?
Each BTP contributor provides their score prediction below, plus a quick blurb on their predicted outcome. Here we go!
Prediction: 27-24 (W)
Comment: “This is a high-anxiety game, but fret not. Those always end well.“
Prediction: 30-21 (W)
Comment: “Late TD puts the game out of reach. Run game gets back on track. Hype train for Winston begins, LFG.“
Prediction: 31-24 (W)
Comment: “Least predictable game left. But like I said last week this team is different especially on defense. FSU gets some big plays but can’t sustain drives, Wolfpack offense finds success controlling TOP.“
Prediction: 24-17 (W)
Comment: “The Pack defense continues to play well enough for the offense to figure things out in the second half and get the W“
Prediction: 28-24 (W)
Comment: “If I could travel back in time 20 years, I wonder what past me would find more incredible: that I eventually harness time travel, or that NC State will some day be favored at FSU.“
Prediction: 27-26 (W)
Comment: “beep boop“
Prediction: 32-31 (W)
Comment: “Big Balls Dave bucks his conservative reputation and goes for two and the win late. Also, lol at Steven’s prediction.“
BTP Staff Cumulative Prediction: 28-24 (W)
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