NC State Wolfpack vs North Carolina Tar Heels Prediction, 10/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC State Wolfpack vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Kenan Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: NC State (+14.5)
Kenan Stadium is the site where Sam Howell and the North Carolina Tar Heels (3-1) will play the NC State Wolfpack (4-1) on Saturday. The spread on this contest has North Carolina as 14.5-point favorites. The total opens at 65.5.
In their last contest, the NC State Wolfpack took the field against the Duke Blue Devils and took home the victory by a score of 31-20. Ricky Person Jr. paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 34 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 84 yards on 15 carries which gave him an average of 5.6 yards per run. Emeka Emezie was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 87 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 21.8 yards per catch for the game. Devin Leary went 14/24 with 194 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 interception for the contest.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the NC State Wolfpack are sitting at 33.6 PPG. Offensively they maintain an average of 155.6 yards via the ground game which ranks them 46th in Division 1. The Wolfpack currently have 1,975 total yards this year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, NC State has amassed 11 touchdowns via the pass and 9 rushing touchdowns. The Wolfpack are sitting in 60th in college football regarding team defense, allowing 31.4 points per contest. They are giving up 3.9 yards per running attempt and 153.2 yards on the ground per game so far this year. For the season, they have conceded 766 rushing yards through 5 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the Wolfpack are allowing 1,341 yds which has them sitting in 79th in the nation. In their 5 games played this season, they have yielded 268.2 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 59.4%. For the year, they have given up 421.4 yards per game which puts them 60th in college football.
Bailey Hockman has completed 81 of his career 143 tosses for a completion percentage of 56.6%. He is averaging 86.2 yards per contest. For his college career, Hockman has thrown for 862 yards with 3 TD's and 7 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 104.4 with a TD rate of 2.1% and an interception rate of 4.9%. Since his collegiate career started, he has taken off and run 31 times for no rushing yards including sacks.
In their last game, the North Carolina Tar Heels played the Florida State Seminoles and took the loss by a score of 31-28. Javonte Williams paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 27 yards and he tallied 1 TD in this contest. He ran for 119 yards on 18 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.6 yards per carry. Beau Corrales was the receiving yardage leader by earning 141 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 35.3 yards per catch for the game. Sam Howell went 20/36 with 374 yards via the pass and completed 3 touchdowns. He tossed 1 pick for the contest.
For the season thus far, the Tar Heels currently sit at 1,159 yards through the air in addition to an average of 289.8 passing yards per contest, putting them at 19th in Division 1. The North Carolina Tar Heels average 519.5 yards per contest ranking them 9th in the nation. They have an average of 229.8 rushing yards per game and have run for 919 yards in total. Concerning how much they score, the Tar Heels are ranked 25th in college football averaging 35.3 points per game. The Tar Heels are relinquishing 26.0 points per game, which puts them 43rd in the country. This season, they have surrendered 104 points in total. North Carolina has surrendered a total of 609 yards on the ground (152.3 yards per game) and 6 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have conceded 5 touchdowns through the air in addition to 218.3 yards per outing, which has them in 42nd in D-1.
Howell has thrown for 47 touchdowns compared to 11 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 8.7% and his interception percentage is 2.0%. He has run for 65 yds on 124 attempts. He is averaging 281.9 passing yards per contest with a 161.1 quarterback rating. During the 17 contests in his college career, Sam Howell has been successful on 336 of 541 attempts for 4,792 yds.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Tar Heels college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wolfpack +14.5
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