“Homecoming Never Looked So Good” BC Game Thread

Tiers.  Remember that word we all used so freely back some years ago when HWSNBN and then El Sid were at the helm of the roundball?  Well guess what?  It’s reared its ugly head again.  The ’16 Football version of the Pack has a few things to prove if it doesn’t want to be relegated to some afterthought bowl played before Christmas.  Or even if it wants any bowl at all.  Up yours Wake…this time “Tiers” actually means something going forward.

The Pack returns home this week to the friendly confines of Carter-Finley after a less than stellar two weeks on the road.  First, one got away at Clemson.  Then came the pasting at Louisville.

State is a perfect 4-0 at home this year.  They’re also a perfect-ish 0-3 on the road.  So as the title says, Homecoming never looked so good.

Offensively speaking, BC is close to the being the worst in all of FBS.  Defensively, at least statistically, they’re in the top ten defensively.  But again, tiers.  BC’s defensive statistics are skewed by 3 wins over terrible competition, and a close loss to GT (in Ireland…which still makes me laugh even now).  Clemson, VT, and even ‘Cuse had no problem against their defense.  And if we fancy ourselves as even being remotely competent offensively, we better not have any trouble with them either.

Moreover, our defense needs to show up today.  After allowing ‘Ville to run roughshod over us last week, the preparation needs to show that we aren’t the lollygaggers we most recently appeared to be.

With FSU looming next week, a very winnable game btw…this week needs to be free and easy.  One win closer to bowl eligibility is what I expect today.  5-3 is way more betterer than 4-4.  Just saying.  But FSU is NEXT week.  They don’t mean jack this week.  And they won’t mean jack next week unless we take care of business THIS week.

The Pack is a 15 pt home favorite.  We need to not only cover that, but we need to beat that spread.  We need a foot on the throat mentality, and we need it now.

NC State can’t afford to look past Boston College (NewsObserver.com)

Clemson, Louisville, Boston College.

One of these things is not like the other. At least to media and fans they aren’t.

N.C. State (4-3) gets Boston College (3-4) at home on Saturday after stepping up in weight class with Clemson and Louisville the previous two weeks.

But that’s not how the Wolfpack sees the Eagles, who have won 7 of the 11 ACC games between the two schools.

“I know you guys look at it differently,” N.C. State coach Dave Doeren said.

Yep. Clemson is 7-0 and ranked No. 3 in the country and the Cardinals are 6-1, with only a six-point road loss to Clemson, and ranked No. 5.

Then there’s Boston College. The Eagles’ wins this season are over UMass, Wagner and Buffalo. They have lost 12 straight ACC games. They got blown out at home by Clemson (56-10) and lost a must-win home game with fellow “Atlantic Division Participant” Syracuse a week ago. They’ve also lost to both Techs to take an 0-4 ACC record into this game.

But that’s what we, with an untrained eye, see. Doeren sees a tough defense, in Clemson and Louisville’s class, and a disciplined team.

Let us all hope that DD has imparted this attitude to the team.

Boston College Eagles vs. NC State Wolfpack Preview and Prediction (AthlonSports.com)

Turn the page, right the ship, bounce back, forget it and move on: Pick your post-loss cliché and apply it to either Boston College or NC State, because they all fit. Neither team played particularly well last weekend, so both will be looking to… well, you know.

For NC State (4-3, 1-2 ACC), the last two weeks have been extremely distressful in its own way. Two weeks ago, the Wolfpack barely missed out on a season-altering upset of undefeated Clemson, only to see it slip away late in regulation and in overtime of an eventual 24-17 loss.

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Final Analysis

Both of these defenses are pretty stout against the run, but NC State has been able to lean on the ground game with more success. And despite quarterback Ryan Finley’s struggles over the last two weeks, he is a more reliable entity at this point than what the Boston College has at that position, which is still up in the air due to Patrick Towles’ injury. Look for the Wolfpack to come out on top in a game that should be a physical confrontation in the trenches and in the run game.

Prediction: NC State 24, Boston College 13

I’ll settle for that final score, but beating the Vegas line of -15 would be preferable.

Coach’s Corner: Evaluating BC – NC State (BCInterruption.com)

Boston College Keys To Victory:

1. Win the kicking game – NC State has an advantage in the punt game behind AJ Cole who averages 44 yards per kick.  BC on the other hand is #122 in punting this season, but the rest of the NC State kicking game is non descript to say the least and the Eagles have shown that they can pop the occasional return with either Tyler Rouse or Myles Willis and Mike Knoll has become consistent, if not artistic, kicking field goals and extra points. Pack kicker Kyle Bambard went through the nightmare game at Clemson missing the game winning FG, but is 5-6 outside that game.  BC needs to get the hidden yards to create positive field position situations.

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Prediction:

The Pack have been very good at home and despite not looking overly sexy on offense have put up over 500 yards in three games this season and 400 or more (397 vs Clemson) in two others.  Only in the game last week at Louisville and in the hurricane vs Notre Dame has the offense bogged down.  From an NC State perspective, the game this most resembles is Wake Forest.  Against a poor Demon Deacon offense and a stout defense, NC State put up 527 yards in a comfortable 33-16 win riding 300 yards passing from Ryan Finley.  Something similar seems in line.

NC State 27  Boston College 10

Now that’s a prediction I can get behind.  And that’s coming from the BC guys, btw.

Where to watch – ACCN (Locally on the Big 5) at 12:30pm

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  • #108956

    Wufpacker
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    Tiers.  Remember that word we all used so freely back some years ago when HWSNBN and then El Sid were at the helm of the roundball?  Well guess what? 
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    #108958

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    I hurt my back helping very nice craigslist rednecks load a fridge into they pickup. Don’t piss me off, Pack.

    I will be annoyed if we give up 10 points, a shutout would have us feeling like we can beat the Semenholes (no ofence), which would be good because we CAN, damn it.

    Stray Cat Strut on the radio now. Good omen.

    #108959

    Wufpacker
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    I happen to own an appliance dolly. Investment after so many moves for ungrateful relatives.

    You shoulda called.
    /totally doesn’t feel emotionally expendable
    //totally does, but it has nothing to do with this, LMAO

    #108960

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    The lesser Bowden just said we need to bounce back from the OT loss to FSU.
    LMAO…dude’s dementia is excessive.

    #108961

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    “Matt Dayes has three tools which really stand out”
    That’s why the ladies love him.

    #108962

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Twas just the shove from ground into the truck. That was always gonna be the problem. I just shouldn’t have pitched in for it. Stupid pride.

    F = ma is a bitch after 35, kids. Learn it, live it, love it.

    #108963

    bill.onthebeach
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    Let’s GO Wolfpack!!!

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #108964

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Physics Nerd!!!!!!

    #108965

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Stadium looks way not full.

    #108966

    bill.onthebeach
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    A. Strong Back && Weak Mind
    B. Strong Mind && Weak Back

    either/or//both

    C. Our old buddy… Ron Cherry is in the House!!! (how, idk?)

    Cold Beer && Ibuprofen will mitigate all three…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #108967

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Nice play call.
    I thought Cherry’s head came off there for a sec.

    #108968

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Cold Beer && Ibuprofen will mitigate all three…

    Freezer Vodka for me, but your point is still well-taken.
    I’ll simmer down to beer later for World Series.

    #108969

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Dammit.
    EDIT – Never mind….good ruling on the field Zebs.

    #108970

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    Better living thru modern chemistry.

    Speaking of chemistry…
    Pack Defense not so sharp to start the game.

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #108971

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    BS Penalties by the Cherry crew….
    Pack 1
    BC 0

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #108972

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Hines is fast, but he ain’t that fast Finley. Shoulda been 6.

    #108973

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Turrible call.

    #108974

    bill.onthebeach
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    BS Penalties by the Cherry crew….
    Pack 2
    BC 0

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #108975

    bill.onthebeach
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    Hines is fast, but he ain’t that fast Finley. Shoulda been 6.

    As Coach CowDog pointed at the beginning of the season…
    Finley tends to sail the longer passes, especially early in the game.

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #108976

    BJD95
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    Finley just HAS to complete that. EASY pitch and catch. If he can’t hit that every. Single. Time. Then he can’t start in this offense.

    And I’ve been 100% in his corner, even after the Ville game (shuffling there woulda been deck chairs on the Titanic).

    Speaking of Titanic, how is our D making these chucklefucks look like they have a D-1A offense??

    #108977

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    On the radio, Wolfpack faithful sitting in Carter Finley sound subdued…

    Some of ya’ll need to make some noise.

    Cherry crew coulda called PI instead of Roughing on that fleaflicker to the OB

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #108978

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Ron Cherry is just so very full of shit. Amazes me that he still works games, them I remember “oh yeah, ACC, Swoffy cabal”

    #108979

    bill.onthebeach
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    At the end of the first quarter,

    Pack Rushing Yards == -2

    ugh…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #108980

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    EVERY commercial on that last WRAL ad break was political. HAI, mute button.

    #108981

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Shank it, plz.

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