The Miami Hurricanes and the NC State Wolfpack will be facing off this Friday, at the Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, in a College Football match by 7:30 PM EST. The Miami Hurricanes have put up a good fight this season, having lost only one game to the Clemson Tigers, a worthy opponent.
The Miami Hurricanes were victorious in their last match against the Virginia Cavaliers with a 19-14 final score. The 1st quarter of the match ended in a 7-7 tie; however, the Virginia Cavaliers failed to score in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, and the Hurricanes ended the 4th quarter with a touchdown. The Miami Hurricane wide receiver, Michael Harley, was the head of offense in this matchup, catching ten passes for 170 yards, with one touchdown, and this was his first game receiving over 100 yards.
The Miami Hurricanes defense only allowed the Cavaliers a single touchdown in the first 54+ minutes. However, the Hurricanes defense did not make any electrifying plays, and they missed many tackles. The Virginia Cavaliers’ had only seven points up until the 94-yard touchdown drive by Brennan Armstrong, who passed 35 yards to Ra’Shaun Henry, and cut down Miami’s lead to 19-14 with 5:27 left on the clock. The Virginia quarterback, Brennan Armstrong, passed for 181 yards with a touchdown and 91 yards on the ground.
The NC State Wolfpacks lost their last game against the North Carolina Tar Heels with a 48-21 final score. In the game, quarterback Ben Finley and starting quarterback Bailey Hockman accumulated a total of 358 yards in the game, which is the highest total yards secured by the NC State Wolfpacks since the 2018 regular season. The Wolfpacks have won four out of their last six matches and lost two.
The Miami Hurricanes are favorites at -385 on FanDuel, with NC State Wolfpacks at +290.
Miami wants it all
The Miami Hurricanes currently hold a record of 32.8 points per game, an average of 413.2 yards per game, 243.7 passing yards per game, and 169.5 rushing yards per game. Quarterback D’Eriq King has passed a total of 1,401 yards, ranking 18th in passing yards, scored 11 touchdowns, and currently tied at 17th in touchdowns this season. Running back Cam’Ron Harris has accumulated 346 rushing yards and five touchdowns this season. Meanwhile, wide receiver Mike Harley has received 346 yards and scored two touchdowns this season.
The Miami Hurricanes are ranked number 1 in defense in the NFL only, allowing an average of 22.2 points per game, and an average of 391.2 yards per game, 240.3 passing yards per game, and 150.8 rushing yards per game.
The Hurricanes, ranking number 4 in the 2020 ACC standings, will be coming into this matchup with every intention of winning. However, the Hurricanes have their fair share of injuries and health complications including, Isaiah Walker Jr., Brevin Jordan, Tate Martell, Zalon’Tae Hillery, Kai-Leon Herbert, Avantae Williams, and Navaughn Donaldson. These players’ availability for Friday’s game is uncertain.
The Wolfpacks hoping for redemption
The NC State Wolfpacks, on the other hand, have an average of 31.5 points per game, with an average of 392.8 yards per game, 259.2 passing yards per game, and 133.7 rushing yards per game. The Wolfpacks quarterback, Devin Leary, has passed a total of 890 yards ranking 59th in passing yards. Leary has scored eight touchdowns with two interceptions this season. Wide receiver, Emeka Emezie, has received a total of 370 yards with 3 touchdowns. Running back Ricky Person Jr. has accumulated 335 yards with three touchdowns.
On defense, the NC State Wolfpacks has allowed an average of 34.3 points per game, and a total of 447.5 yards per game, with 240 in passing yards and 182 in rushing yards per game.
The Wolfpacks will be looking to regain their stance by winning Friday’s match, as beating the Hurricanes will put them back on the winners’ map. This team, however, have 10 players’ availability for the game in question due to injuries and other health complications, including Khalid Martin, Devon Betty, Ricky Person Jr., Jasiah Provillon, Timothy McKay, Tanner Ingle, Trent Pennix, Chris Ingram, Louis Acceus, and even Devin Leary’s fitness for the match on Friday are in doubt.
Prediction: Miami Hurricane to win (-385) at FanDuel