North Carolina State Wolfpack (7-5) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-4)
|Date & Time||Wednesday December 30, 2015, 3:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -7 -- Over/Under: 56.5
The North Carolina State Wolfpack will play the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the Belk Bowl.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were 8-4 this season and finished 5th in the SEC West Division standings. The Mississippi State offense is averaging 33 points per game with 311.1 passing yards per game and 140.3 rushing yards per game. Dak Prescott is the Mississippi State quarterback who his completing 66.9% of his passes for 3413 yards, 25 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. Prescott also has 541 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns for Mississippi State. Brandon Holloway has 372 rushing yards for the Bulldogs. Fred Ross has 933 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while De’Runnya Wilson has 822 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns for Mississippi State. The Mississippi State defense is giving up 22.8 points per game with 216.8 passing yards per game and 171.7 rushing yards per game. Richie Brown has 101 tackles and 5.5 sacks, while Brandon Bryant has 2 interceptions for Mississippi State. Mississippi State is -5 in turnover margin this season.
The North Carolina State Wolfpack were 7-5 this season and finished 4th in the ACC Atlantic Division standings. The NC State offense is averaging 33.7 points per game with 210.5 passing yards per game and 201.4 rushing yards per game. Jacoby Brissett is the quarterback for NC State who is completing 61.3% of his passes for 2448 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. Reggie Gallaspy II has 316 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns for NC State. Jaylen Samuels has 599 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns, while Jumichael Ramos has 382 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns for NC State. The NC State defense is giving up 23.8 points per game with 188.5 passing yards per game and 144 rushing yards per game. Airius Moore has 70 tackles, Mike Rose has 10.5 sacks, and Jerod Fernandez has 2 interceptions for NC State. NC State is +10 in turnover margin this season.
NC State had a decent season and ended the season losing 2 of their last 3 games. NC State didn’t really have any great wins and did not impress me this season. NC State is also missing their leading rusher, which does not bode well for them. Mississippi State had a very good start to the season but ended losing 2 of their last 3 games. Dak Prescott, quarterback for Mississippi State, was their best player this season and is very fun to watch. Mississippi State has the 16th best passing attack in the nation. I think Mississippi State is the better team and they should be able to win this.