DFH “Guess the Score” Contest Results: NC State at Louisville

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Top 10 Winners:

1. Ibro Bektic
2. Prakash Patel
3. Kristy Nawder
4. Hope Bryant Hill
5. Rick Spurrier
6. Kerry Klumb
7. Michael Kleinholter
8. Tammy Burnett
9. David Mudd
10. Brian Browne

Overview:

On Saturday, October 22nd, at 12:00 P.M. the unranked N.C. State Wolfpack will be on the road to take on the #7 Louisville Cardinals.

The Crowd:

“The Crowd” projects a final score of Louisville 36.1 – N.C. State 22.7 with an over/under of 58.9.

2016-17 Statistics (127 total teams):

Passing offense: Louisville 321.8 YPG > N.C. State 249.7 YPG

Rushing offense: Louisville 305.7 > N.C. State 186.2 YPG

Scoring offense: Louisville 52.3 PPG > N.C. State 31.2 PPG

Scoring defense: N.C. State 18.7 PPG > Louisville 24.3 PPG

Passing defense: Louisville 176.7 > N.C. State 220.3 YPG

Rushing defense: N.C. State 95.3 > Louisville 133.2 YPG

Turnover Margin Per Game: N.C. State +0.6 > Louisville -0.3

Strength of schedule:

Louisville is (5-1) with wins over Charlotte, Syracuse, Florida State, Marshall, and Duke.  Their lone defeat was a six-point loss to a top ten team in Clemson.  N.C. State is (4-2) with wins over William & Mary, Old Dominion, Wake Forest, and Notre Dame.  Their two losses came against East Carolina and Clemson.

Summary:

N.C. State gave Clemson a real run for their money last week but came up short.  N.C. State is strong on defense especially stuffing the run.  They will have their hands full with arguably the best dual threat quarterback in the country in Lamar Jackson.  The weakness of the Wolfpack defense is in the secondary.  Look for Louisville to exploit that weakness since they are averaging over 300 yards through the air.  Louisville leads the country in scoring and have put up 36 or more points in every game except for last week against Duke.  I like Louisville to win this one big at home.

Note:

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