NC State vs Louisiana Tech prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, October 2
NC State vs Louisiana Tech How To Watch
Date: Saturday, October 2
Game Time: 6:00 ET
Venue: Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC
How To Watch: ESPN+/ACC Network
Record: NC State (3-1), Louisiana Tech (2-2)
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NC State vs Louisiana Tech Game Preview
Why Louisiana Tech Will Win
Louisiana Tech might be wildly inconsistent, but it’s been good.
It suffered brutally painful losses to Mississippi State and SMU – the team could’ve easily have been 4-0 right now – but it also struggled against SE Louisiana and North Texas.
The team plays to the level of its competition, and it’s catching NC State coming off the win over Clemson and with trips to Boston College and Miami up next.
NC State isn’t generating any sort of a pass rush and doesn’t hit anything down the field with the passing game, but …
Why NC State Will Win
Louisiana Tech – at least statistically – has one of the nation’s worst pass defenses.
It doesn’t help to face Mississippi State and SMU, but it allowed over 1,200 yards through the air in the first three games before dealing with North Texas.
NC State might not be perfect, but the defense has been a rock, especially against the better passing games. The D allows an ACC-low 249 yards per game and little through the air, but more than anything else, it’s outstanding on third downs.
What’s Going To Happen
It’ll be hard to get up for the grind of this game after the emotional Clemson win, but NC State will wake up in the second half after getting down quickly.
It’ll be a focus game. NC State is better, but the Bulldogs have proved they can hang around and push teams that aren’t sharp. They’ll force two Wolfpack turnovers to stay in the game, but the second half will flip.
NC State will come up with two balanced scoring drives in the fourth quarter to survive.
NC State vs Louisiana Tech Prediction, Line
NC State 34, Louisiana Tech 23
Line: NC State -20.5, o/u: 54.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3.5
Must See Rating: 3
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