NC State over PITTS­BURGH by 18

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We touted the Wolf­pack this sea­son in our

mag­a­zine and Dave Do­eren’s dudes have re­sponded with their first 3-0 ACC start since 2002. Last week’s win over Louisville finds them now in the Top 20 (moved up four spots) in both the lat­est AP and Coaches Polls and we can’t see them tak­ing a step back against a Pitt club that is 3-15 SU and 6-12 ATS as a home dog off a SUATS loss. In ad­di­tion, the re­veal­ing feels the Wolves will com­pletely con­trol play as the phys­i­cal Pack are +1.4 in net rush­ing yardage while the pa­thetic Panthers are -1.2 in net YPR. Pitt does own a 10-2 ATS mark against foes off a SU un­der­dog win but that’s off­set by NC State’s record as road chalk over the past four sea­sons. Thus, in a matchup of two teams head­ing in op­po­site di­rec­tions

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