The Football Over-Unders for 2015: NC State
This article is another in a series of articles in which the Confidential opines regarding the over/under for football wins in 2015. We’ll take a cursory look at the schedule and determine what we think is the point where folks will struggle to select “over” or “under.” We hope people will share their comments as to “why” they are going over/under. If you disagree with our over/under choice, of course, feel free to let us know too. The next team up: North Carolina State. We are going with an over/under of 7.5 regular season wins.
- September 5 vs Troy
- September 12 vs Eastern Kentucky
- September 19 @ Old Dominion
- September 26 @ South Alabama
- October 3 vs Louisville
- October 9 @ Virginia Tech
- October 24 @ Wake Forest
- October 31 vs Clemson
- November 7 @ Boston College
- November 14 @ Florida State
- November 21 vs Syracuse
- November 28 vs North Carolina
Likely losses: Louisville, Clemson, Florida State
Likely wins: September’s slate.
Summary: North Carolina State is scheduling itself for 4-0 in out-of-conference play–that much is clear. The only difficulty here is that two of the games are road games. No P5 games outside of conference is shameful. But smart, as NC State only has to win 2 conference games (Syracuse and Wake Forest) to get to a bowl. And its not like NC State cannot beat Virginia Tech, Boston College or North Carolina also. Even if we might not be impressed with 6 wins, 9 wins is not out of the question. Ultimately, however, the Confidential goes with an over-under of 7.5 wins.
What do you think? Over or under? Let us know.
Prior discussions: Florida State Georgia Tech Wake Forest Pitt Virginia Virginia Tech Louisville Miami Notre Dame
Obviously, I’ve thought a little more about this one. Here goes nothing:
Wins: Troy, EKU, ODU, S Ala, Louisville or VT, Syracuse, UNC
Losses: Louisville or VT, Wake, Clemson, BC, FSU
7-5 is my prediction, so I’ll take the under.
Fun fact: NC State has only won one game (2001) in Winston-Salem since 1996
The old guy agrees, 7-5 but I give the Pack wins over VT and Syracuse with losses to Louisville and an improved UNC. Still should be good for a Belk or lower bowl bid.
Belk is better than nothing!
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