Free Week 2 NCAA Football Prediction: NC State Vs Miss State Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 2
(1-0) NC State Wolfpack vs Miss State Bulldogs (1-0)
Date: September 11, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Davis Wade Stadium
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: NC State -2.5/ Miss State +2.5
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: NC State -140 / Miss State +120
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 55
The NC State Wolfpack visit Mississippi State Saturday for a noted meeting between Power 5 schools.
Both teams began 2021 a week 1 winner. However, NC State blanked USF 45-0 while Mississippi State needed historic measures to eke past LA Tech 35-34.
Given these competitive circumstances, Vegas lists the Wolfpack as -2.5 favorites this week.
NC State Wolfpack
NC State appeared sharp last Sat. while dismantling lesser resistance to begin its latest ACC journey. The Wolfpack boast winning records in six of the past seven seasons.
NC State’s proven upperclassmen are ready for another quality run and are led by QB Devin Leary.
Leary shook rust vs. the Bulls while completing 17 of 26 for 232 yards, two touchdowns and one pick. The senior play caller returns after shutting 2020 down early due to hamstring surgery. Ricky Person and Chris Toudle hauled TD grabs from Leary.
And it was junior running back Person that carried the Wolfpack offensive load. A dual threat, Person added 105 ground yards and two rushing touchdowns to compliment his fine recieving work. Sophomore RB Zonovan Knight added 163 rushing yards and one end zone trot for good measure.
Overall, NC State tallied 525 total offensive yards and held South Florida to 271 during a command win.
Cyrus Fagan, Tanner Ingle and Drake Thomas each garnered interceptions that kept South Florida from unveiling its pass attack. Meanwhile, Thomas gained 1.5 tackles for loss on an afternoon of defensive fine tuning for the NC State Wolfpack.
A far cry from last season’s hype-inflated week 2, Mississippi State has moved on from KJ Costello and looks to Will Rogers for offensive spark. The 6’2 Rogers held his end vs. Louisiana Tech while adding 370 passing yards and three touchdowns. The Bulldogs needed every bit of that aerial display to complete their largest fourth-quarter comeback in school history.
Had Rogers not stepped up, MSU would’ve drowned SU vs. a massive odds underdog. Those close to the action feel it could be another long season for Mississippi State.
In addition to defensive struggles, more on that soon, Mississippi State committed six turnovers against LA Tech. Obviously, that many giveaways will almost guarantee victory from the other side. Sloppy offensive execution, and poor defensive focus gave LA Tech 369 total yards vs. SEC competition.
There is little hope of stopping North Carolina State if MSU commits that many turnovers on Saturday.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- North Carolina State is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
- North Carolina State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- Mississippi State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Pick:
The Mississippi State Bulldogs certainly have much to prove this weekend after a shoddy week 1 effort. And there is some Bulldogs hope, at least on the offensive side. Expect another strong performance from Will Rogers amid his team’s defensive lapses.
However, those lapses will allow Devin Leary, Zonovan Knight and Ricky Person to shine. As that trio, along with Emeka Emezie, race downfield, expect a high scoring ACC-SEC matchup.
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