The Virginia Tech Hokies will hit the highway for a key ACC conference game with the North Carolina St Wolfpack on Saturday afternoon.
This game will kick off from North Carolina St at 3:30PM Eastern Time with television provided by ABC.
The betting odds opened up in this game with the road team Virginia Tech Hokies coming in as 6 point favorite with an over under of 55 points.
The early money from the college football betting public has come on the side of the home team as the Virginia Tech Hokies are now lined as a 4 point betting favorite. The total has moved downward to 54 ½ points.
Those betting the favorite Virginia Tech Hokies on the money line will lay -150 odds with the home underdog North Carolina St Wolfpack bringing back +130 odds to win outright without the aid of getting the points.
These ACC conference clubs met last season and it was the Virginia Tech Hokies posting the 38-10 spread covering home win as a 21 point favorite. The game landed under the total against a closing number of 59 points.
In victory the Hokies produced 397 yards in the game as they were able to rush for 200 yards. NC State spit out the bit in defeat with 4 turnovers and lost the takeaway battle by a -3 differential. The Wolfpack could not run a lick last year in their game with just 14 yards rushing on 25 carries.
The Virginia Tech Hokies enter this game with a 2-2 record. The team has pulled off a two game winning streak since starting the year 0-2 with a neutral site loss to Boise St 33-30 and the following week a program embarrassing 21-16 home loss to James Madison of the FCS division.
In 2010 Virginia Tech averages 28 points and 366 yards per game.
The club is coming off a good defensive effort in the 19-0 victory last week against Boston College as a 3 ½ point road favorite. The team was able to produce 343 offensive yards and 5 of 13 conversions on third down in victory. The run game stalled a bit with just a 2.6 yards per carry average on 40 carries.
Quarterback Tyrod Taylor hit on 16 of 21 passes for 237 yards with 0 touchdowns and 1 pick.
On the ground it was running back David Wilson rushing 16 times for 67 yards and no touchdowns.
Wide receiver Danny Coale led the team with 3 catches for 91 yards.
Defensively the Hokies allow their opponents 20 points and 307 yards per game.
In their win at Boston College it was Virginia Tech allowing only 250 yards and just 4 of 15 on third down. The Hokies forced three turnovers in victory and had a +2 takeaway advantage. The Hokies stopped the Eagles running game last week allowing only 70 yards on 28 carries.
North Carolina St has been impressive and enters this game a perfect 4-0 on the season. The team has averaged 37 points and a very good 434 offensive yards per game.
The Wolfpack has been tested twice this season. In week two the team produced the 30-19 victory against the Cincinnati Bearcats as a 2 point favorite. Last week NC State traveled to Georgia Tech and produced an impressive 45-28 victory as an 8 point road underdog.
The team was able to amass 527 yards and converted on 8 of 15 on third down. The team threw for 368 yards on the Yellow Jackets defense last week.
Senior quarterback Russell Wilson was very productive hitting on 28 of 41 passes for 368 yards with 3 touchdowns and 1 pick.
On the ground running back Dean Hayes rushed for 75 yards on 18 carries. Mustafa Greene contributed with 68 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown.
Wide receiver Owen Spencer led the Wolfpack with 6 pass catches for 69 yards.
On the defensive side of the football NC State allows their opponents 18 points and 311 yards per game. In their win at Georgia Tech the team allowed 363 yards and just 5 of 18 combined on third and fourth down. They contained an outstanding run option offense of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to just a 5.1 yards per carry average on 48 carries.
CFB Trend: The under is 3-0 in their past 3 meetings.