Check out the NC State vs. Syracuse fearless prediction and game preview.
NC State (4-5) vs. Syracuse (4-5) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 12
Game Time: 12:30 pm
Venue: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
Network: ACC Network
It’s condition critical for both teams, with the loser almost certainly out of the bowl hunt, and the winner still alive to keep its season alive.
NC State’s year has gone into the tank with an ugly four-game losing streak, figuring out how to lose in just about every way. It lost the heartbreaking overtime way to Clemson, got 54 dropped on its head by Louisville, allowed Boston College to get its first ACC win since – seemingly – the Matt Ryan era, and last week lost to Florida State in a struggle.
And now, it’s going to take two wins over Syracuse, Miami and North Carolina just to get the swag bag.
What’s gone wrong? The offense has gone dead cold at the worst time, failing to score more than 20 points in any of the last five games. The defense has done its job – Louisville game aside – with a front wall that’s been terrific against the run. It shouldn’t have a problem with that against the Orange.
Syracuse got creamed by Clemson 54-0 last week, ruining a fun and promising two-game winning streak to get the season back and rolling again. With Florida State and Pitt to close, getting two more wins won’t be a breeze, especially if star QB Eric Dungey can’t go.
Knocked out of the Tiger game with a head injury, the team desperately needs him back for an offense that doesn’t have a ground game to pick up the slack.
Austin Wilson threw for 116 yards and two picks in relief last week, while the running game was held to just 105 yards by the Tiger D. Expect more of the same against the Wolfpack defensive front.
State might be playing like garbage, but Ryan Finley will throw for 300 yards for the third straight game in an interesting passing shootout. Both offenses will wake up in a fun back-and-forth battle.
NC State vs. Syracuse Prediction
NC State 34, Syracuse 27
NC State -5, o/u: NA
ATS Confidence: 5: Cash in mattress – 1: All political pollsters … 1.5
Must See Rating: 5: Arrival* – 1: Any political show ever again … 2.5
*To be honest, it looks like yet another brutally dull sci-fi thing, but it’s %100, so you’re supposed to see it or else.