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The ACC Network will be airing on Saturday, November 4th at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.
On Saturday, North Carolina State will face off against Miami as both teams aim to maintain their momentum. The Wolfpack secured a victory against Clemson in their previous game.
Miami recently won against Clemson in double overtime and then went on to defeat Virginia in overtime. They have a winning streak of four consecutive games against Virginia. The last time N.C. State beat Miami was in 2008. In their last two victories, the Hurricanes have managed to come back from being down by double digits.
The Atlantic Coast Conference’s top teams in sack defense include Miami, who may surpass their initial number of wins under coach Mario Cristobal with their sixth victory.
What is the potential outcome?
Both the Hurricanes and Wolfpack recently secured victories that boosted their momentum. Miami has won two consecutive games after losing to North Carolina, defeating Clemson in double overtime and Virginia in another overtime period. N.C. State bounced back from a tough loss to Duke by winning against Clemson at home. The victor will rise to the top of the crowded middle section of the league standings, which is currently filled with teams sporting a 2-2 record.
The pass rushes against the opposing offensive lines. Both teams have gotten after the quarterback, with Miami second in the ACC with 28 sacks and N.C. State third with 24. The Hurricanes have allowed just eight sacks, good for second in the league, while the Wolfpack’s 16 sacks allowed are tied for sixth in the league.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Kamren Kinchens, a member of the Miami football team, was recognized as the ACC’s best defensive back of the week for his impressive interception return for a touchdown during the second half of their game against Virginia. He ended the game with a total of nine tackles.
N.C. State’s wide receiver, Kevin Concepcion, was named the ACC rookie of the week for the third time. He contributed 134 all-purpose yards in the team’s victory against Clemson. Concepcion recorded 83 receiving yards and 51 rushing yards, scoring two touchdowns.
FACTS & FIGURES
Miami has emerged victorious in the last four encounters, with the most recent two being decided by a total of four points. The Hurricanes secured a 44-41 win with a late touchdown in their 2020 game at Raleigh, followed by a 31-30 win at home the following year. N.C. State’s last victory in this series was at home in 2008. This year, Miami has been ranked in the AP Top 25 for four weeks. Last week, Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren tied the program’s coaching record with his 77th career win, tying Earle Edwards. In their last two wins, Miami has overcome double-digit deficits. N.C. State has only managed to rush for a total of 176 yards in their last two games, including a mere 64 yards against Clemson. Wolfpack linebacker Payton Wilson ranks sixth in the FBS with an average of 11.1 tackles per game. Kinchens has recorded four interceptions in eight games, giving him an average of 0.5 interceptions per game, which is tied for sixth in the FBS. With a win, Miami can surpass their total number of wins from Year 1 under Mario Cristobal. Miami ranks eighth nationally in run defense, allowing only 86.9 yards per game.
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