Prediction, Preview, and Odds
#127 NC State vs.
#128 Clemson
Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 7:30pm EDT
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

The 10th-ranked NC State Wolfpack (4-0, 0-0 ACC) will be trying to pull off an upset when they face the fifth-ranked Clemson Tigers (4-0, 2-0 ACC) in their first conference game of the season when they play on Saturday night. The Wolfpack are coming off a 41-10 win over UConn as 38.5-point favorites. The Tigers are coming off a 51-45 win over Wake Forest as 7.5-point favorites.

Clemson is 8-2 in its last 10 games against NC State.

Wolfpack Going For Second Road Win

The Wolfpack didn’t look impressive in their first road game, but they did enough to get the win. They have reeled off three straight wins after that and will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Tigers, which will give them their fifth win in a row and second road win of the season.

NC State is averaging 36 points per game. They are throwing for 253.5 yards and rushing for 157.5 yards per game.

Devin Leary completed 73 percent of his passes for 320 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception in the win over the Huskies. Michael Allen had 10 carries for 66 yards, while Thayer Thomas had five catches for 115 yards and one touchdown.

NC State has played well defensively, giving up 11.8 points per game. They are playing the best offense they have faced so far and will need to be at their best if they want to pull off the upset.

Tigers Going For Fifth Consecutive Win

The Tigers found a way to get past the Demon Deacons in overtime, giving them their first win over a ranked opponent this season. They will be facing a tougher test against the Wolfpack and will try to keep their winning streak alive with a win on Saturday, which will be their fifth in a row.

Clemson is averaging 43.8 points per game. They are throwing for 275 yards and rushing for 183.5 yards per game.

DJ Uiagalelei completed 63 percent of his passes for 371 yards and five touchdowns in the win over Wake Forest. He also had 14 carries for 52 yards. Will Shipley had 20 carries for 104 yards and one touchdown, while Joseph Ngata had four catches for 84 yards.

Clemson hasn’t been as good defensively, giving up 21.8 points per game. They will need to do a better job than they did against the Demon Deacons if they want to get the win.

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The Tigers have won four straight games and they looked impressive offensively, scoring 40 or more points in three of those games. They have a very good passing attack and they also run the ball well. The Wolfpack have played well defensively, but they barely escaped East Carolina in their first road game. Even though they have put up impressive defensive stats, they struggled against the pass when facing decent competition and will have a hard time slowing down the Tigers' passing attack. NC State has looked good offensively, averaging more than 30 points per game, but they were held under 300 total yards by the Red Raiders, who are the best team they have faced so far. They won’t be able to run the ball against the Tigers, who have the third-best run defense in the country, and also won’t throw the ball efficiently because they were held under 200 passing yards by the Pirates and Red Raiders, who aren’t as good defensively, so expect the Tigers to win this game comfortably and cover the spread.

Prediction: Clemson Tigers -6.5

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The Wolfpack are averaging 36 points per game, but they were held to 21 points in their only road game. They averaged 14.6 points per game in their last three games against the Tigers. They won’t be able to run efficiently against the Tigers, who have one of the best run defenses in the country, and their passing game has looked less than impressive against decent competition, so don’t expect them to score more than 20 points in this game. The Tigers are averaging 43.8 points per game and 41.5 points per game at home. They averaged 39 points per game in their last three games against the Wolfpack. Even though the Wolfpack have played well defensively, they aren’t as good against the pass and haven’t faced an offense as potent as Clemson’s, so expect the Tigers to score enough points to push the score over the total. The Tigers and Wolfpack played over the total in three of their last four meetings.

Prediction: Over 45.5

Written By Bosun Akinpelu , "Bosun Akinpelu"

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