This week, we asked our readers to give their score predictions for Saturday’s game between N.C. State and No. 16 Florida State.
From the Staff
According to Football Outsiders’ S&P+ ratings, N.C. State is 31st in offense and 24th in defense. In other words, the Wolfpack are more than good enough to beat FSU if it comes out flat. Jacoby Brissett returns as the quarterback for N.C. State, but hopefully for FSU, not with his magical ability to break tackles.
FSU sophomore running back Dalvin Cook is clearly not healthy and probably won’t be for the rest of this year. Can he pull away from this Wolfpack defense? If he can’t and FSU has to execute in the red zone, the Seminoles might be in trouble.
The defense is excellent but the offense is extremely young and the receiving corps is undersized. FSU must play mistake-free football and execute in the red zone on offense. FSU will need to find a way to convert at least two-thirds of its red zone trips into touchdowns. I’m picking the ‘Noles in a close one, 23-16.
Staff Writer at Noled Out
— ericspikesuter (@SuterEric) November 12, 2015
— Just Devin (@HerestoyouJimbo) November 12, 2015
@Noled_Out 31-13 FSU
— Michael (@Michael_Kaney) November 12, 2015
@Noled_Out 42-21 FSU I'm thinking we go big in this one
— Adapt & Overcome (@YouNolesIt) November 12, 2015
@Noled_Out FSU 45, NCState 31. Although I hope we crush them. Doeren is really annoying.
— Isaac (@isaacwmiller) November 12, 2015
@Noled_Out fsu 10, NC state 7 LOL
— Hawaii_Nole (@CalebJames17) November 12, 2015
Next Week’s Question
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Thanks to all who participated this past week!