Troy Trojans vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack - 9/5/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Troy Trojans (0-0) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (0-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Carter-Finley Stadium)
The Line: North Carolina State Wolfpack -25 -- Over/Under: 56.5 See the Latest Odds
The Troy Trojans visit Carter Finley Stadium to challenge the North Carolina State Wolfpack.
The North Carolina State Wolfpack went 8-5 with a Bowl victory against Central Florida as they outscored opponents 30-27. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett threw for over 2,600 yards with 23 touchdowns while adding another 740 yards on the ground. With Bo Hines and Maquez Valdes-Scantling transferring the receiving corps does return their next five options. Shadrach Thornton and Matt Dayes give the rushing attack three huge threats along with Brissett that will run behind four linemen with starting experience. The 4-2-5 alignment wasn’t strong against the run and with some voids on the line and linebacker this unit needs to find a way to at least contain the run.
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If you follow the Troy Trojans you know their downward spiral continued in 2015 with a disappointing 3-9 record. The Trojans was an issue against he run and were tagged with too many big plays and both of these issues have to improve. Troy will be able to throw the ball with Brandon Silver totaling over 1,800 yards although he does need to get the ball downfield with most of his throws of the short variety. Bryan Holmes leads the receiving group but everybody caught passes. Jordan Chunn and Brandon Burks are the one, two punch on the ground but the offensive line lost three starters which is a concern.
The under is 4-0 in Trojans last 4 road games while Troy are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. ACC. The Wolfpack are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September and are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the over is 4-1 in Wolfpack last 5 games in September. I just think the Wolfpack will be too much on both sides of the ball and I’ll lay the chalk…