CSZ Staff Predictions: Louisville vs NC State

Jeremy Wahman


Louisville 34 -NC State 31

Since NC St is missing 5 players off of their defense, I’m switching my pick to Louisville. The area NC St will be weak in its the area Malik shines in.

Jeff Nunn


NC State 31 – Louisville 24

A month ago I didn’t think there was a chance for the Cards to win at Carter–Finley Stadium. But as I see the Cards get better I give them a very realistic chance IF they are more aggressive offensively on 1st and 2nd downs because State is only allowing opponents to convert less than 27% of their third down conversions. That said, I feel the Cards fall just short. For whatever reason, State makes this game their Super Bowl.



NC State 31– Louisville 28

I just think their offense is too explosive & we have to have be complete team all around with no hiccups to win

Ben Gumbel


 Louisville 33 – NC State 24 

The Cards pick up a massive road win ahead of a winnable(?) matchup with Clemson next week.

Dalton Pence


NC State 38 – Louisville 35

Losing Isaiah Moore is a critical loss for the Wolfpack defense, but the offense led by Devin Leary and one of the ACC’s best receiving core is too much for the Cardinals in the end.


Jacob Pratt


Louisville 33 – NC State 30

Cards take momentum from last game and shock the Wolfpack on the road.

Sam Basden


Louisville 35 – NC State 27

I’m looking forward to Louisville having an impressive game on the road and winning their 2nd consecutive game. NC State is good, they are physical, but the Cards showed last week that when dialed in on defense they can make life tough on the opposing offense. Cards win a close one 35-27, the defense does just enough for the Cards to leave Raleigh with a win.

Mitch Motley


NC State 41 – Louisville 28

Shawn Barbour


 NC State 35 – Louisville 32

The environment at NC State has given UofL fits in the recent past. The Cards get back to their scoring ways and break the 30-point mark again. The defense continues with their aggressive style that they used against BC, but NC State makes them pay with a few big plays. Cards lose another heartbreaker.



Louisville 28 – NC State 24 

I think the Cardinals keep up the pressure on defense and are able to clean up some mistakes on the offensive end, which will lead to a desperately needed upset win over NC State.

Katie Goben


Louisville 35 – NCState 14 

Louisville let’s the road environment shake them and fans continue to argue about weird things online.

The CSZ staff consensus average is

UofL 31.3 – NC State 29.6

Las Vegas Line = NC State -6.5

Over/under = 56.5

CSZ staff predicted average odds =  UofL -1.5  Over/Under = 61

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