Who’s Playing

No. 19 NC State @ Florida State

Current Records: NC State 6-2; Florida State 3-5

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
  • Where: Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium — Tallahassee, Florida
  • TV: ACC Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Tickets: Get Tickets Here as Low as $14
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

What to Know

The NC State Wolfpack and the Florida State Seminoles are even-steven against one another since November of 2015 (3-3), but not for long. The Wolfpack and FSU will face off in an ACC battle at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday at Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium. NC State will be strutting in after a win while the Seminoles will be stumbling in from a loss.

The Louisville Cardinals typically have all the answers at home, but last week NC State proved too difficult a challenge. NC State had enough points to win and then some against U of L, taking their contest 28-13. The score was all tied up at the break 7-7, but NC State was the better team in the second half. QB Devin Leary continued his habit of dropping crazy stat lines, passing for four TDs and 317 yards on 36 attempts.

Meanwhile, the Seminoles were hampered by 85 penalty yards against the Clemson Tigers last week. FSU took a 30-20 hit to the loss column. The losing side was boosted by RB Lawrance Toafili, who caught one pass for one TD and 75 yards. Jordan Travis’ 75-yard touchdown toss to Toafili in the second quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the afternoon.

This next game is expected to be close, with the Wolfpack going off at just a 2.5-point favorite. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (4-2), so they might be worth a quick bet.

NC State’s victory brought them up to 6-2 while the Seminoles’ defeat pulled them down to 3-5. Two defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: NC State is 163rd worst in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, with nine on the season. FSU has experienced some passing struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the 214th most passing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 13 on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

Odds

The Wolfpack are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Seminoles, according to the latest college football odds.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Florida State and NC State both have three wins in their last six games.

  • Nov 14, 2020 – NC State 38 vs. Florida State 22
  • Sep 28, 2019 – Florida State 31 vs. NC State 13
  • Nov 03, 2018 – NC State 47 vs. Florida State 28
  • Sep 23, 2017 – NC State 27 vs. Florida State 21
  • Nov 05, 2016 – Florida State 24 vs. NC State 20
  • Nov 14, 2015 – Florida State 34 vs. NC State 17

By rajib