NC State at Virginia Tech - 10/9/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina State Wolfpack (4-1) at Virginia Tech Hokies (2-3)
College Football: Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Lane Stadium)
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies PK -- Over/Under: 50 See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina State Wolfpack and Virginia Tech Hokies square off Friday at Lane Stadium.
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are looking to make a big statement with their third road victory. Jacoby Brissett is completing 73.2 percent of his passes for 992 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. Brissett has not thrown a pick in eight straight games. Jaylen Samuels and Jumichael Ramos have combined for 523 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Bra'Lon Cherry has nine receptions. The North Carolina State Wolfpack ground game is averaging 216.2 yards per contest, and Matthew Dayes leads the way with 522 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, NC State is allowing 13.6 points and 225.8 yards per game. Josh Jones leads the Wolfpack with 24 tackles, Mike Rose has three sacks and Mike Stevens has four pass deflections. Alex Barr, Bryce Kennedy and Johnny Frasier are questionable.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies need a big win to get back to a .500 record. Brenden Motley is completing 57.7 percent of his passes for 861 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Michael Brewer is questionable with a shoulder injury. Isaiah Ford and Cam Phillips have combined for 596 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Bucky Hodges has 12 receptions. The Virginia Tech Hokies ground game is averaging 166.4 yards per contest, and Travon McMillian leads the way with 223 yards on 32 carries. Defensively, Virginia Tech is allowing 24.2 points and 355.4 yards per game. Chuck Clark leads the Hokies with 41 tackles, Woody Baron has two sacks and Adonis Alexander has two interceptions. Corey Marshall is questionable.
The Wolfpack are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games in October. The Hokies are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October.
NC State has the advantage over Virginia Tech on the offensive end. However, the Hokies are a terrific defensive bunch and winning a night game in Virginia Tech is downright one of the hardest things to do in college football. In a pick em game, I'm siding with the Hokies.