UCLA vs NC State: San Diego Country Credit Union Holiday Bowl Prediction, Game Preview

UCLA vs NC State: San Diego Country Credit Union Holiday Bowl prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might or might not win.

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UCLA vs NC State: San Diego Country Credit Union Holiday Bowl How To Watch

Date: Tuesday, December 28
Game Time: 8:00 pm ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
How To Watch: FOX
Records: NC State (9-3), UCLA (8-4)
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UCLA vs NC State San Diego Country Credit Union Holiday Bowl Preview

UCLA is back in a bowl game. By now, the Chip Kelly era was supposed to be rocking and rolling. Even though this wasn’t a Pac-12 Championship season, it was a great step forward after a few seasons of struggling.

Now the Bruins are bowling for the first time since 2017 – they haven’t won a bowl since 2013 – and this one game can set the tone for the offseason and going into 2022.

Yeah, UCLA closed with three straight wins, and yeah, it beat USC in a blowout. But the Trojans upped the game with the hiring of Lincoln Riley. Anything less than a bowl win will make the fan base nervous.

The Bruins are tough, the downfield passing game was the best in the Pac-12, and the run defense held up well. Now it all has to work against a rock-solid NC State team that lost just two ACC games by a total of four points.

The Wolfpack have a terrific passing attack, the defense was third in the ACC overall and second in points allowed – giving up fewer than 20 per game – and they have a style that should be able to control the tempo throughout.

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ACC Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, How To Watch: Week 13

ACC Week 13 college football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines, how to watch, and TV listings:

ACC college football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines, how to watch, and TV listings for Week 13 of the season.


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ACC Results So Far
SU: 67-33, ATS: 57-42-1, Point Total: 53-45-1

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Friday, November 26

North Carolina at NC State

7:00, ESPN
Line: NC State -6, o/u: 62.5

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Saturday, November 27

Clemson at South Carolina

7:30, SEC Network
Line: Clemson -11.5, o/u: 42.5

Florida State at Florida

12:00, ESPN
Line: Florida -2.5, o/u: 59

Georgia at Georgia Tech

12:00, ABC
Line: Georgia -35, o/u: 54.5

Wake Forest at Boston College

12:00, ESPN2
Line: Wake Forest -5, o/u: 64.5

Miami at Duke

12:30, ESPN3
Line: Miami -21.5, o/u: 68

Virginia Tech at Virginia

3:45, ACC Network
Line: Virginia -7, o/u: 63.5

Kentucky at Louisville

7:30, ESPN2
Line: Louisville -3, o/u: 57

Pitt at Syracuse

7:30, ACC Network
Line: Pitt -13, o/u: 57.5

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North Carolina vs NC State Prediction, Game Preview

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North Carolina vs NC State prediction, game preview, how to watch: Friday, November 26


North Carolina vs NC State How To Watch

Date: Friday, November 26
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC
How To Watch: ESPN
Record: North Carolina (6-5), NC State (8-3)
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Why North Carolina Will Win

From all indications, Sam Howell is supposed to be back after missing the Wofford game with what’s being called an upper body injury.

The offense moved just fine last week without him, but obviously having a future NFL starter under center makes a difference.

This hasn’t been the most consistent of teams from the start, but the offense kicked it all in over the finishing stretch.

The running game has been amazing – 220 yards or more in five of the last six games and over 300 in two of the last three – and the passing attack has been 200 yards or better in every game but the win over Miami, and now it’s time to let loose.

The pressure is ALL on the other side of the field because …

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Why NC State Will Win

NC State will play for the ACC Championship with a win and a Wake Forest loss at Boston College on Saturday. If it loses, it’s out, and if it loses and Wake Forest also loses, Clemson is in.

The Wolfpack, though, have been smoking.

They lost to Wake Forest – hence the issues with controlling their own destiny – but Devin Leary and the passing game have rolled for over 300 yards in each of he last five games and for 230 or more in every game.

The O is more than equipped to keep up in a shoot out.

However, the defense is just good enough to keep Howell and the Tar Heel passing game in check.

The Wolfpack have come up with 14 interceptions on the year and allowed multiple touchdown pass just twice in the last six games. They’re great at keeping the big plays downfield to a minimum, the defense leads the ACC in third down stops, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

Be really disappointed if this isn’t a fun shootout.

Both teams will bomb away, the two quarterbacks will have a whole lot of fun in what should be an emotional firefight.

North Carolina won’t be able to run like it wants to and it won’t be able to move the chains often enough. This game will be about which defense can do a better job of holding serve.

NC State is great at getting the D off the field, and North Carolina isn’t. NC State can protect Leary, North Carolina can’t protect Howell.

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North Carolina vs NC State Prediction, Lines

NC State 40, NC State 31
Line: NC State -6, o/u: 62.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3

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ACC Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, How To Watch: Week 12

ACC Week 11 college football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines, how to watch, and TV listings: Louisville at Duke, Wake Forest at Clemson, Wofford at North Carolina, Georgia Tech at Notre Dame, Virginia at Pitt, Syracuse at NC State, Virginia Tech at Miami

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ACC Results So Far
SU: 60-32, ATS: 54-37-1, Point Total: 46-44-1

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Friday, November 19

Louisville at Duke

Prediction: Louisville 40, Duke 21
Line: Louisville -20, o/u: 60.5
Final Score: COMING

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Saturday, November 20

Florida State at Boston College

12:00, ACC Network
Line: Boston College -1.5, o/u: 55

Wake Forest at Clemson

12:00, ESPN
Line: Clemson -4, o/u: 56.5

Wofford at North Carolina

12:00, EPSN3
Line: COMING, o/u: COMING

Georgia Tech at Notre Dame

2:30, NBC
Line: Notre Dame -17, o/u: 59

Virginia at Pitt

3:30, ESPN2
Line: Pitt -14.5, o/u: 66

Syracuse at NC State

4:00, ACC Network
Line: NC State -11.5, o/u: 50.5

Virginia Tech at Miami

7:30, ACC Network
Line: Miami -8, o/u: 56

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Syracuse vs NC State Prediction, Game Preview

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Syracuse vs NC State prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 20


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Date: Saturday, November 20
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC
How To Watch: ACC Network
Record: Syracuse (5-5), NC State (7-3)
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Why Syracuse Will Win

Can the running game get its groove back?

It was rumbling right along with star RB Sean Tucker and QB Garrett Shrader going off – the Orange lead the ACC in rushing with 237 yards per game – and then came last week against Louisville.

The Orange threw for 46 yards, the running game couldn’t do anything other than get Tucker going a bit, and everything crashed in a 41-3 loss.

The ground attack has to take over, the defensive front has to keep on being a bother in the backfield with its great pass rush, and the D overall has to keep the mediocre NC State running game from rolling.

However …

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Why NC State Will Win

The NC State run defense has been fantastic.

It’s the best in the ACC allowing just over three yards per carry and gave up just one score before allowing one to Florida State and three to Wake Forest over the last two games.

No one other than Louisville has been able to run for more than 140 yards and average more than five yards per pop against the Wolfpack defense that’s amazing on third downs, is decent at taking the ball away, and should hold up against the one-dimensional Orange O.

And …

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What’s Going To Happen

Devin Leary keeps on playing like he belongs in the conversation of the ACC’s top quarterbacks – yes, even with Kenny Pickett and Sam Howell.

He’s coming off a 408-yard day against Wake Forest, he threw four touchdown passes in each of his last three games, and over 300 yards in each of his last four, and …

The NC State run defense will take care of this.

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Syracuse vs NC State Prediction, Lines

NC State 34, Syracuse 20
Line: NC State -11.5, o/u: 50.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2.5

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ACC Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, How To Watch: Week 11

ACC Week 11 college football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines, how to watch, and TV listings: North Carolina at Pitt, UConn at Clemson, Syracuse at Louisville, Miami at Florida State, Boston College at Georgia Tech, Duke at Virginia Tech, NC State at Wake Forest, Notre Dame at Virginia

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ACC Results So Far
SU: 56-28, ATS: 50-33-1, Point Total: 42-41

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Thursday, November 11

North Carolina at Pitt

7:30, ESPN
Line: Pitt -6.5, o/u: 73

Saturday, November 13

UConn at Clemson

12:00, ACC Network
Line: Clemson -40.5, o/u: 51

Syracuse at Louisville

12:00, ESPN3
Line: Louisville -3, o/u: 55.5

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Miami at Florida State

3:30, ESPN
Line: Miami -2.5, o/u: 60.5

Boston College at Georgia Tech

3:30, ESPN3
Line: Georgia Tech -2, o/u: 54

Duke at Virginia Tech

3:30, ACC Network
Line: Virginia Tech -11.5, o/u: 50

NC State at Wake Forest

7:30, ACC Network
Line: Wake Forest -2, o/u: 66.5

Notre Dame at Virginia

7:30, ABC
Line: Notre Dame -5.5, o/u: 64.5

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NC State vs Wake Forest Prediction, Game Preview

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NC State vs Wake Forest prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 13


NC State vs Wake Forest How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 13
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Trust Field, Winston-Salem, NC
How To Watch: ACC Network
Record: NC State (7-2), Wake Forest (8-1)
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NC State vs Wake Forest Game Preview


Why NC State Will Win

It’s not about stopping Wake Forest. It’s about being able to come up with enough key stops to let your own offense take over.

North Carolina was able to do that late in the 58-55 win over the Demon Deacons, and now the ACC’s best scoring defense and second-best D overall should be able to hold up just enough.

Again, Wake Forest is going to get its yards and points, but the Wolfpack are amazing at coming up with third down stops and bring the best run defense in the ACC.

Lost in all of the high-powered fun from the Demon Deacons is how they can hit 200 yards on the ground if needed. That’s not happening against NC State.

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Why Wake Forest Will Win

Yeah, the NC State defense is terrific, but it’s about to deal with a Wake Forest offense that puts up 600 yards getting off the bus.

Granted, it ripped up Duke, Army, and an inconsistent North Carolina defense over the last few weeks, but QB Sam Hartman is in total control of the attack, the big plays are there from the veteran receiving corps, and it’s all going against a defense that hasn’t seen anything like this.

Mississippi State doesn’t crank it up deep like Wake Forest does, but it was able to beat the Pack earlier in the year with the controlled passing game. Louisville was balanced with over 200 yards both rushing and passing – even in a loss to NC State – and now Wake Forest should be able to move the offense on a D that allowed over 400 yards in three of its last five games.

But …

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What’s Going To Happen

NC State has a passing game, too.

It might not be quite as fun and thrilling as the Demon Deacon attack, but the Pack have hit 300 yards through the air over each of the last three games and it’ll do that this week, too.

Every Wake Forest game is wild and crazy, but NC State will be able to hold up just enough defensively to allow red-hot QB Devin Leary and the offensive side take over to make the ACC Atlantic race really, really interesting.

The two will be tied up top record-wise after this with the Wolfpack in control of its ACC destiny.

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NC State vs Wake Forest Prediction, Lines

NC State 41, Wake Forest 37
Line: Wake Forest -2, o/u: 66.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

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ACC Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, How To Watch: Week 10

ACC Week 10 college football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines, how to watch, and TV listings.

ACC college football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines, how to watch, and TV listings for Week 10 of the season.


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ACC Results So Far
SU: 52-26, ATS: 46-31-1, Point Total: 38-39

College Football Schedule, Predictions, Game Previews, Week 10

Friday, November 5

Virginia Tech at Boston College

7:30, ESPN2
Line: Virginia Tech -3, o/u: 47

Saturday, November 6

Wake Forest at North Carolina

12:00, ABC
Line: North Carolina -2.5, o/u: 76.5

Pitt at Duke

12:00, ACC Network
Line: Pitt -21, o/u: 64.5

Georgia Tech at Miami

12:30, ESPN3
Line: Miami -10.5, o/u: 63.5

NC State at Florida State

4:00, ACC Network
Line: NC State -2.5, o/u: 56.5

Clemson at Louisville

7:30, ACC Network
Line: Clemson -4, o/u: 46

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NC State vs Florida State Prediction, Game Preview

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NC State vs Florida State prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 6


NC State vs Florida State How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 6
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL
How To Watch: ACC Network
Record: NC State (6-2), Florida State (3-5)
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Why NC State Will Win

Even with a tough loss at Miami a few weeks ago, NC State is still in the ACC title hunt with a big showdown this week and the big battle with Wake Forest coming up.

The defense got back on track with a terrific performance against Louisville, the passing game is getting even stronger, and now the Wolfpack gets a Florida State team that’s still struggling a bit on the offensive line and doesn’t have enough of a passing attack to worry about.

NC State has this as long as it doesn’t royally screw up – it hasn’t turned the ball over in the last four games.

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Why Florida State Will Win

It’s all about the ground attack.

Florida State has a nice all-around offensive balance, but when it runs well it wins. When it runs sort of well, it loses.

It took Notre Dame to overtime after tearing off 265 yards, and since then it’s 3-0 when getting to 230 yards or more and 0-3 when it doesn’t.

At home, the defense that’s been quietly okay all year – not amazing by Florida State standards, but decent – should be good against the NC State running game, but it’s about the other side because …

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What’s Going To Happen

Stop the run, stop Florida State.

NC State’s defensive front should get into the backfield and should hold up well. It gave up over 200 rushing yards for the first time last week against Louisville and still won easily. This won’t be so simple on the road.

FSU will make this interesting – not last 60 seconds of last week against Clemson interesting, but it’s not going to get blown out – but the Wolfpack won’t make the big mistakes and they won’t give up the massive rushing yards.

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NC State vs Florida State Prediction, Lines

NC State 30, Florida State 26
Line: NC State -2.5, o/u: 56.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 4

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ACC Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, How To Watch: Week 9

ACC Week 9 college football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines, how to watch, and TV listings. Miami at Pitt, Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech, Florida State at Clemson, Boston College at Syracuse, Duke at Wake Forest, North Carolina at Notre Dame, Louisville at NC State, Virginia at BYU

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ACC Results So Far
SU: 46-24, ATS: 41-28-1, Point Total: 35-34

College Football Schedule, Predictions, Game Previews, Week 9

Saturday, October 30

Miami at Pitt

12:00, ACC Network
Line: Pitt -9.5, o/u: 61

Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech

12:00, ESPN3
Line: Georgia Tech -4, o/u: 56

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Florida State at Clemson

3:30, ESPN
Line: Clemson -9.5, o/u: 47

Boston College at Syracuse

3:30, ESPN3
Line: Syracuse -6.5, o/u: 50

Duke at Wake Forest

4:00, ACC Network
Line: Wake Forest -16.5, o/u: 70

North Carolina at Notre Dame

7:30, NBC
Line: Notre Dame -3.5, o/u: 62.5

Louisville at NC State

7:30, ACC Network
Line: NC State -6.5, o/u: 56.5

Virginia at BYU

10:15, ESPN2
Line: BYU -2.5, o/u: 64

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