Monday, October 2, 2006

Can Amato Do It One More Time?


#16 Florida St @ NC State (+10.5, 39 ) 7:45 Thursday ESPN

FSU Offense vs NCSU Defense:
PF-28.0 / YPG-315.2 / PYPG-206.5 / RYPG-108.8
PA-20.5 / YPG-319.2 / PYPG-165.8 / RYPG-153.5

FSU Defense vs NCSU Offense:
PA-15.2 / YPG-253.8 / PYPG-181.2 / RYPG-72.5
PF-18.5 / YPG-281.5 / PYPG-155.2 / RYPG-126.2

Key Matchups:
Rushing Yards Battle-
The Wolfpack are allowing over 153 ypg on the ground this season. Good thing for the Pack is that FSU has been anemic at times on the ground rushing for less than 10 total yards vs Miami in the first game of the season. FSU has had no trouble stopping the run this season, but the Pack have two talented backs in Andre Brown and Toney Baker who have burned the Seminoles in the past. The team with more rushing yards has won the last six meetings.

NC State O-Line vs FSU Pass Rush -
Wolfpack QB Daniel Evans will be making his second start and will be facing a fast Seminole defense looking to feast on the young QB. The Seminoles would like to get pressure on Evans and force him into some mistakes early.

QB Play-
Turnovers will be key in this game with two shaky QBs tossing the ball. Evans has 4INT to go with his 4TD, while Drew Weatherford has thrown just 3TD on the season to go with 2INT. With two struggling offenses, the QBs will need to capitalize on opportunities when they present themselves.

Prediction: FSU 17 NC State 14 (NC State Covers, Under)

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