Hopefully the team that crushed USC will show up this Saturday. Hopefully ND will have a passing game plan. We’ll find out real fast if the OL can handle a front 7 that is excellent in stopping the run.
ND must pass to win this game and they must do it against the Nations #6 defense. NC State’s DE Bradley Chubb is a first round draft choice and I’m sure a bunch of other defenders will get drafted.
NC State 6-1 losing their opening game to South Carolina 35-28 then ran the table for 5 straight wins including wins over Florida State and Louisville.
So they have a great defense, but also a very good offense averaging about 35 points a game.
Their QB Ryan Finley is averaging close to a 70% completion rate. He’s thrown for 1900+ yards and 11 TD’s. He is not only accurate, but has not been sacked once this year – real quick release.
NC State is going to go all out to stop the run while blitzing Wimbush incessantly.
The game might come down to the last possession.
ND 24 NC State 21
Here is the Brian Kelly pre game press conference: