NC State Wolfpack vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC State Wolfpack vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Truist Field in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Demon Deacons (-3)
Truist Field is where the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-1) will meet the NC State Wolfpack (7-2) on Saturday. Wake Forest opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The total is set at 64.
The NC State Wolfpack come into this game with a record of 7-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Wolfpack stepped onto the field against the Florida State Seminoles and went home with a win by a final score of 28-14. Zonovan Knight led the offense in rushing for the Wolfpack with 18 carries for 75 yards (4.2 yards per carry). Devin Leary finished 21/32 with 314 yds through the air and 4 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 183.1 and ended the contest with 1 pick. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Wolfpack conceded 38 yards on 27 tries, which averages out to 1.4 yds per run allowed. NC State conceded 22 pass completions on 44 tries for 233 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. In the game, they had 69 plays which gave them a total of 400 yds. The NC State Wolfpack rushed the ball a total of 37 different times and totaled 86 yards, which is an average of 2.3 yards per attempt.
The Wolfpack have racked up 3,739 total yards over the course of this season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, NC State has compiled 25 touchdowns through the air and 10 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 6 different times. NC State has a total of 192 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 55 penalties for 503 yds. As a team they average 137.3 yards rushing which is 91st in the country. Concerning putting points on the board, the NC State Wolfpack are averaging 31.1 points per game.
The Wolfpack are sitting in 19th in the country when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 16.0 PPG. They are giving up 3.3 yards per rushing attempt and 100.7 rushing yards per game for the year. Overall, they have conceded 906 yards via the ground game in 9 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Wolfpack have allowed 1,988 yds which ranks them 66th in college football. They have yielded 220.9 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 54.8%. In total, they are granting 321.6 yards/contest putting them 34th in D-1. They have yielded 15 touchdowns by air and 2 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Demon Deacons step onto the field holding a record of 8-1 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Demon Deacons walked away with a loss by a score of 58-55 against the North Carolina Tar Heels. Justice Ellison ran the ball 13 times for 81 yards, finishing the contest with 6.2 yds per attempt for Wake Forest. Sam Hartman (5 TDs) ended the contest with 398 yards on 25/51 passing while his QB rating was 139.1. He had 2 picks and his average yards per attempt was 7.8. Wake Forest surrendered 52 rush attempts for 358 yds (6.9 yds per rush). The Demon Deacons secondary gave up a completion percentage of 61.5%, relinquishing 216 yds on 16 out of 26 through the air. The Demon Deacons finished with 615 yds and they ran 90 plays (6.8 yards per play). Wake Forest rushed the ball for 5.6 yds per carry, finishing with 217 yards on 39 carries.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 508.8 yards per contest, which has them sitting 6th in Division 1. The Wake Forest offense has 488 yds of penalties on 52 violations, which is 80th in D-1 in terms of making mistakes. For the season thus far, the Demon Deacons have thrown for a total of 2,890 passing yards along with an average of 321.1 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 11th in the nation. When looking at how much they score, the Demon Deacons rank 3rd in the country holding an average of 44.7 points per game.
Wake Forest has given up a total of 1,977 yards via the ground game (219.7 yards per game) in addition to 17 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. They have given up 15 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 219.3 yards per game, which has them sitting 62nd in D-1. The Demon Deacons defense has been on the field for 662 plays, which is good for 122nd in D-1. The Demon Deacons are giving up 27.7 PPG, ranking them 90th in Division 1. This season, they have allowed 249 total points.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons -3
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