Conference play is getting underway for the Wolf Pack and Golden Eagles, as both come into this ACC contest with one game of conference play under their belt. For the #22 Wolf Pack, their first conference win came against none other than Clemson, a 27-21 victory that was one of the biggest in recent memory for the program. The Golden Eagles’ one in-conference loss was also against the Tigers, a 13-19 defeat last week on the road.
Let’s take a closer look at how they both should fare in this one.
- Opening Line: Eagles +2, O/U 51
- Current Line: Eagles +3, O/U 51.5
Coming in off of a bye week, the Wolf Pack were last on the field in a 34-27 win over Lousiana Tech that they fought off a letdown spot since beating Clemson the week before. In that contest, quarterback Devin Leary did what he has been, as he limited turnovers in a 251 yard and two touchdown performance.
In the rushing game, the two-headed monster of Ricky Person Jr. and Zonovan Knight lead the way for a unit that has just inside 1,000 yards on the season.
The home Golden Eagles, who also come into this one with a record of 4-1, welcome the Wolf pack to town on what will be their homecoming, the first full one since 2019. Running back Pat Garwo III comes into this one averaging 94 yards per game on the ground, which has been the only consistent aspect of an offense on their second quarterback of their season.
The Golden Eagles have also been getting consistent play from their defense, a unit that allows just 16.8 points per game.
- Under is 5-2 in L7 meetings
- Wolfpack 5-2 in L7 ACC games
What’s lost on this Boston College offense that is averaging 35.6 points per game is how they got there, putting up 41+ on the likes of UMass, Colgate, and most recently Mizzou. While I think they continue to play well in what is a shallow ACC, I like for NC State’s #13 ranked defense to come away with the victory in this one.
Pick: Wolfpack -3
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