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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday Night Football: NC State Vs. Cincinnati

NC State vs. Cincinnati

Cincinnati players to watch:

WR Armon Binns – 6’3” receiver that hauled in 66 receptions and 11 TDs last year. Product of the spread system or a top prospect?

TE Benjamin Guidugli – Only a 6’0 tight end but can still make plays.

NC State:
LB Nate Irving – Had 80 tackles and 11 TFL in 2008, he did not play at all in 2009 because of a 2008 car crash. It will be interesting to see how he does.

WR Jarvis Williams – 6’4” WR that is a threat in the red zone, had 11 TDs last year.

WR Owen Spencer – Another tall receiver at 6’3” may have more talent then Williams.

Overview: The ACC has really been struggling with some of the top contenders already being beaten badly (Virginia Tech, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina, Georgia Tech...). NC State is one of the ACC’s most underrated teams. QB Russell Wilson is very good and is one of the most underrated QB’s in the country; he’s thrown for an amazing 53 TDs and only 11 INTs in his career. Cincinnati lost many of its key players last year to the draft including QB Tony Pike and leading WR Mardy Gilyard. The loss of those leaders may have contributed to upset loss in their season opener.

The Pick: NC State -1.5 – I think an underrated N.C. State team at home will take this one.

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