Defending Champs Up-Ended
North Carolina State improved their overall record to 4-0 both straight up and against the spread after dominating the 2009 ACC champion Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 45-28 as 8-point road dogs at Sbg sportsbook.
The win was no accident as NC State proved their worth as the better team and legitimate ACC title contender by outgaining Georgia Tech 527-363 as they gave new meaning to the Tech moniker of Ramblin Wreck by having a 27-15 first down edge over the Yellow Jackets and forcing 2 turnovers.
Handicappers at internet gambling companies learned that NC State has replaced Georgia Tech as a legitimate power in the ACC and as a team with far better top to bottom ability and fundamentals.
O’Brien’s Program Now
Head coach Tom O’Brien arrived from Boston College after leading the Eagles through one of their most successful eras. O’Brien chose to accept the NC State job because he was tired of his BC program being overshadowed by the Boston professional teams and felt as if NC State had more room for growth. In his fourth season on the job O’Brien finally has a program that is taking shape in his image.
Junior quarterback Russell Wilson has been lights out for the Wolfpack thus far and a major online gambling asset. He has completed 60% of his passes for 1112 yards and an 11/1 touchdown to interception ratio. He passed for 368 yards and 3 touchdowns at Tech on Saturday. The running back tandem of Mustafa Greene and Dean Haynes has also been impressive. Greene has averaged 4.6 yards per carry with 4 touchdowns while Haynes has averaged 4.6 yards per carry with 2 touchdowns. Wilson has a host of top receivers and has spread the ball around with effectiveness as 5 members of the Wolfpack are in double digits for receptions so far this year.
Wide Open Atlantic
Bettors at internet gambling companies have a wide open race to evaluate in the ACC Atlantic Division and the Wolfpack may very well be the best team in the field with Florida State somewhat talented but in transition and Clemson rebuilding after the loss of CJ Spiller. NC State could very well be in the ACC title game this December!