North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Louisville Cardinals - 10/3/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisville Cardinals (1-3) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (4-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm (Carter-Finley Stadium)
The Line: North Carolina State Wolfpack -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
NC State will try remain unbeaten as they host the Louisville Cardinals this weekend.
NC State improved to 4-0 last week when they blew out South Alabama 63-13 last week. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett looked sharp yet again completing 18 of 23 passes for 218 yards and 2 touchdowns. It was a big day for the Wolfpack running backs; Shadrach Thornton carried the ball 12 times for 111 yards and 2 touchdowns. Matthew Dayes also added 104 yards on 8 carries for 3 touchdowns. Wide Receiver Jaylen Samuels led the team with 5 catches for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jerod Fernandez and Germaine Pratt each recorded an interception last week. NC State will get their first real opponent this week when they take on Louisville.
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Louisville won their first game of the season last week 45-3 against Samford. Quarterback Lamar Jackson completed 15 of his 22 passes for 212 yards and 1 touchdown while throwing 1 interception. Jackson also added 184 yards on the ground and 2 rushing touchdowns. Running back Brandon Radcliff carried the ball only 6 times for 36 yards and 1 touchdown. Wide Receiver James Quick led the team with 3 catches for 69 yards and 1 touchdown. James Alexander, Chucky Williams and Trumaine Washington all recorded an interception last week. Louisville will try to pick up their first ACC win this week against NC State.
Louisville is 1-7 against the spread in their last 8 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game. The Cardinals are also 25-8 against the spread in their last 33 road games. NC State is 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 games following a win. The Wolfpack are 7-0 against the spread in their last 7 games overall.
Louisville has had a rough start but they are to good of a team to be 1-3. NC State is unbeaten but they havent played any good teams so we dont know how good they really are. I think NC State will get a surprise this week from a motivated Louisville team. I think Louisville will keep this game close and even have a chance to win. Take Louisville and the points on the road.