Connecticut @ #12 NC State
Current records: Connecticut 1-3; NC state 3-0
What you should know
The NC State Wolfpack’s homestand continues as they prepare to face the Connecticut Huskies on September 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Carter-Finley Stadium. The Wolfpack will stumble in after a win, while UConn will stumble in after a loss.
NC State had a touchdown and a substitution left in a 27-14 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders last week. The team ran away with 20 points in the first half and mostly relied on those in the second to take the win. NC State’s RB Demie Sumo-Karngbaye looked sharp as he hit a rushing touchdown and caught four passes for a TD and 92 yards.
NC State’s defense was also present as they accumulated three interceptions and a fumble. CB Aydan White picked up that interception and then proceeded to rub salt in the wound by taking it back for a touchdown the other way.
Meanwhile, UConn took a big hit against the Michigan Wolverines last week, falling to 59 to a clean sheet. The Huskies found themselves in a difficult position at halftime with the score already at 38 to nothing. RB Victor Rosa had a memorable play, but not in the way you’d like: He fumbled the ball once at just 1.64 yards per carry.
In this case, the wolf pack is the favorite with an expected lead of 38.5 points (!) to victory. Those who take them against the spread are betting on a similar result to the team’s competition last week where they covered a 10.5 point spread.
NC State’s win put them 3-0 up while UConn’s loss pulled them down to 1-3. A few defensive stats to keep an eye on: NC State is going into the matchup averaging just 66.3 rushing yards per game, good for the sixth-best finish in the nation. As for the Huskies, they rank 17th nationally when it comes to sacks, with nine in the season.
how to see
- When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Carter Finley Stadium – Raleigh, North Carolina
- TV: Charter Sports Southeast
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Consequences: CBS Sports App
The Wolfpack are a big favorite against the Huskies at 38.5 points, according to the latest college football odds.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other in the last seven years.