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Thoughts on NC State @ FSU ?

Posted: Sep 19, 2017 9:58 PM

This is a very intriguing game to me. FSU returning to the field for the first time since before Labor Day and with a QB that's never played a down in college football. A suspect offensive line and running game that's a liability doesnt help.

And then there's NC State, who dominated South Carolina on the stat sheet, yet still somehow lost. Imo, they'll be heading down to Tally fully aware of their shortcomings, ready to cut it loose with nothing to lose. And that's where State is at their most dangerous.

What say ye?

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This is State's only chance for season redemption after

Posted: Sep 19, 2017 10:18 PM

upchucking to SCar. Maybe it will be enough. But maybe Dave will screw the pooch with poor preparation and playcalling. I'm hoping FSU gets one in the W column.

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017 10:30 PM

Re: Thoughts on NC State @ FSU ?

Posted: Sep 19, 2017 10:32 PM

Noles by 10 . They aren't losing two in a row , especially to Doer Daven and the Wolfpack...who cannot defeat Sackerlina ?
No question FSU in this one .

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Re: Thoughts on NC State @ FSU ?

Posted: Sep 19, 2017 10:56 PM

Street and Chubb were supposed to be some of the conferences' best DE's. A really poor showing of that against Scar and bentley. Nothing on the level of Clemson, but they can get after a young QB with a questionable OL. With a young starting QB, FSU may depend on a young RB core to score the points.

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They have a stable of good backs****

Posted: Sep 19, 2017 10:42 PM

But do they really? Talented, yes. But not Dalvin Cook

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 12:50 AM

Young and running behind a bad OL. They need to prove FSU can lean on them for production

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The DL was supposed to be a strength for NCSU...

Posted: Sep 19, 2017 10:55 PM

but they couldn't generate any kind of pass rush against $CU and its weak offensive line which exposed an even weaker NC State secondary.

As problematic as the FSU OL is, they're still significantly better than $CU and so is their defensive backfield.

FSU wins by at least two TD's even with an undersized rookie QB.

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Hope so. I would

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 12:15 AM

like the Noles to win all of their remaining games before coming into the Valley.


I hope FSU puts together a good season and then

Posted: Sep 19, 2017 11:46 PM

gets crushed by us. They still have a roster loaded with talent everywhere. A LOT of eyes will be watching this game to see how the QB does.

I wish nc st had beat the coots - but now I don't give a #### if they lay eggs. They are a team that has upset FSU before


FSU's D looked nasty in the one game it played, I imagine it

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 2:27 AM

will do enough at home to get the job done

Re: Thoughts on NC State @ FSU ?

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 3:48 AM

FSU has to much talent especially on defense to lose this game, that being said NC State is gonna put pressure on the new qb and we'll find out real quick what they have behind center.

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Re: Thoughts on NC State @ FSU ?

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 4:49 AM

FSU still has a stout defense, and you can bet Fisher is going to have them pumped and ready to play. The O will lean on the D big time in this game. State still has no running game. State will dink and dunk only so long before FSU stops it. FSU misses Cook a lot more than they let on.


Re: Thoughts on NC State @ FSU ?

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 8:03 AM

How do you conclude this after one game against a top 3 team. The truth of the matter is nobody knows what the 2017 Noles look like. They don't even know what they look like. The next 2 weeks should give us more insight.

Its obvious they miss Cook, even after 1 game. The OL is bad

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 9:24 AM

and they are leaning on less talented and less experienced RBs than Dalvin Cook. I understand it was Bama, but it's also Florida State. Only scoring 7 points and gaining 40 rushing yards is terrible

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Nah not really***

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 6:22 AM

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Now that's FSU's not undefeated,

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 7:21 AM

I'll root for them to lose a handful of ACC games by the time they get to us. So I'll be rooting for NC State to pull an upset. I don't think they'll be able to, but I'll be hoping for it. It will help us in the division race.

Re: Now that's FSU's not undefeated,

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 8:06 AM

Don't forget that NC State hasn't lost a conference game either. If they get by FSU, we could be playing in Raleigh for the division title. Personally I'd rather face FSU at home for the Atlantic ...

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this is a good point***

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 9:13 AM

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Honestly i don't see many positives for State at all

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 8:15 AM

Their hyped DL struggled against USC, their secondary didn't look good at all, and the game is in Tally, not Raleigh where State typically plays out of their minds against Clemson and FSU.

On the other side, FSU's defense looked nasty against Bama, their running game will be good enough with Cam Akers, and Jimbo is a really good QB coach. He will have Blackman ready enough to make some plays against a bad Wolfpack secondary.

I think the Noles win by 2 or 3 scores.

Re: Honestly i don't see many positives for State at all

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 9:46 AM

NC State is an over rated ESPN hyped team this year. When ESPN and their talking heads started talking up NC State people jumped on the band wagon. They could not beat the poop ice, flopping Lamecocks. FSU is lacking in the QB department loosing their starting QB but there is too much talent elsewhere on the team for NC State to compete.
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it'll be an ugly game

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 9:12 AM

24-21 FSU

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Re: it'll be an ugly game

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 9:26 AM

Personally the storm benefited the sem-i-holes (A little of Leonard's Losers lingo). It has given them time to regroup after loosing their starting qb. They probably have been able tailor their game plan more in line with the new bean pole qb skill set. Don't ever sell FS short. They have tremendous athletes it could be a game decided by who controls the line of scrimmage. I think FS comes out on top 27-17.

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FSU will mop the floor with NCS blood.

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 9:32 AM

FSU has talent rivaling Clemson, Bama or anyone else. Where's the film on FSU's QB? How does NCS prepare?

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Re: Noles will destroy the wolfies

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 12:24 PM

I'm thinking 2-3 TD spread.

looks like some of us were right. Takeaways from States W?

Posted: Sep 23, 2017 9:33 PM

Such a big game for State. And makes their game with Louisville in 2 weeks on Thurs night a big one

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FSU looked pretty bad. Their defense wasn't anywhere near as good as

Posted: Sep 23, 2017 9:43 PM

it was against Bama. Offense moved the ball OK but really struggled finishing drives. They had 7 scoring opportunities and finished with 1 TD, 4 FGs, 1 missed FG, and 1 fumble. Woof!

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