NC State, Louisville eager to get back into ACC win column


North Carolina State (7-3, 3-3 ACC) at Louisville (6-4, 3-4), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST (ACC Community)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Louisville by 3 1/2.

Collection document: Louisville leads 7-4.

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

This recreation is about postseason positioning for 2 bowl-eligible groups from the league’s Atlantic Division. The Wolfpack suffered an surprising dwelling loss to Boston School final weekend to knock the crew out of the AP High 25 for the primary time this season. Nonetheless, Dave Doeren’s crew has an opportunity to publish solely the second season with double-digit wins in program historical past. Louisville’s four-game profitable streak ended with a 31-16 loss at No. 9 Clemson, however the Cardinals nonetheless can obtain its second seven-win season below Scott Satterfield.

KEY MATCHUP

N.C. State’s offensive line vs. Louisville’s cross rush. The Cardinals enter the sport with 36 sacks, only one behind ACC chief Pittsburgh, and common 3.6 per contest. Defensive lineman YaYa Diaby ranks fourth with 6.5 sacks. In the meantime, N.C. State permits simply two per recreation and has protected MJ Morris effectively sufficient for the freshman to come back off the bench and rally the ‘Pack previous Virginia Tech after which upset Wake Forest.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

N.C. State: RB Michael Allen. The primary-year operating again has stepped up up to now two video games to supply some wanted manufacturing with Demie Sumo-Karngbaye banged up. He had a team-high 77 yards on the bottom within the BC loss to go together with a 9-yard catch.

Louisville: WR Tyler Hudson. The senior switch caught 11 passes for a career-high 163 yards at Clemson, his fourth 100-yard recreation this season. Hudson has 17 receptions for 305 yards the previous two contests, and his 866 yards rank second within the ACC. He wants 134 yards to grow to be Louisville’s seventh participant with 1,000 yards receiving.

FACTS & FIGURES

N.C. State’s dwelling loss to Boston School got here with this system on the verge of claiming a seventeenth straight dwelling win to set a brand new program document. … N.C. State received its final journey to Louisville in 2018. … This will probably be N.C. State’s first recreation as an unranked crew since beating Florida State on the highway final November. … Linebacker Momo Sanogo had a career-best 14 tackles at Clemson and has posted 27 the previous two video games. … Quarterback Malik Cunningham was being evaluated each day for a shoulder damage however is listed because the starter. He wants one landing to surpass 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson (119) as profession chief in TDs accounted for.

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