Can NC State Win The ACC Title Now?: NC State 27, Florida State 21
After coming up with a huge win over Florida State, can NC State start to think ACC championship now?
NC State 27, Florida State 21
Game Preview & Prediction
Prediction: Florida State 23, NC State 16
Line: Florida State -13, o/u: 51
Now that’s the NC State we were waiting for.
The Wolfpack came into the season with a veteran team full of next-level talents on the defensive front, a heady quarterback, and a few nice playmakers.
What it didn’t have was the schedule – at least that’s how it looked on paper.
Going to Florida State? Uh-oh.
Road games at Pitt, Notre Dame, Boston College and Wake Forest, along with home dates against Syracuse, Louisville, Clemson and North Carolina … double uh-oh.
And that’s why the mystifying loss to South Carolina to start the season hurt so much. NC State outplayed the Gamecocks, but the team needed it with all the tough-looking games ahead.
But now, the Wolfpack got past the toughest road game.
On the road against a rested team that had weeks to prepare, NC State didn’t turn the ball over, QB Ryan Finley played a solid game with two touchdown passes and 230 yards, and Bradley Chubb and the defensive line dominated at times.
It was exactly the type of veteran performance from a veteran team NC State was supposed to come up with – but not against Florida State.
So now it’s time to think really, really big, Wolfpack. It’s time to get by Syracuse, Louisville and Pitt, and go into the date at Notre Dame and home games against Clemson with a ton of hype.
With this win, apparently, you “ain’t done yet.”