ACC Football: Louisville (17) Travels to N.C. State (24) Thursday Night

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N.C. State Looks to Thursday Night ACC Football for Statement

The 17th-ranked Louisville Cardinals and the 24th-ranked N.C. State Wolfpack will battle Thursday at Carter-Finley Stadium. The game will be televised by ESPN and kickoff is set for 8 pm EST.

Oddsmakers have listed Louisville as a 3-point favorite. The total is at 66.

North Carolina State needs victories over quality programs to validate its improvement. They have another chance for that Thursday night at home against Louisville and the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner.

They have already pulled off an upset of Florida State. The first week of October shows the Wolfpack and Clemson as the only teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Atlantic Division without a loss.

N.C. State quarterback Ryan Finley hasn’t thrown an interception in 192 attempts this year. He’s one reason why the Wolfpack’s 72.1 percent completion rate ranks seventh nationally.

N.C. State has put together one of the most best defenses in the ACC. Defensive end Bradley Chubb leads the conference with 12 tackles for loss.

Louisville Looks for Repeat Performance From Jackson

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson had a huge game against the Wolfpack last year. He had four touchdowns in the first half. This game helped fuel his Heisman Trophy candidacy.

Jackson has accounted for a school-record 92 career touchdowns. He had four in the Murray State blowout win last week. They won 55-0 and he played barely more than a half.

Louisville has won six of seven meetings with N.C. All three since joining the ACC. The Wolfpack’s only victory came in the 2011 Belk Bowl.

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Louisville4-10-4-140.0024.6015.40-30-1-13-22-11-1
North Carolina State4-11-434.8023.4011.40-41-03-23-10-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
LOUISV14.3912.911.47
NCSU13.2515.83-2.58
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
LOUISV13.9410.982.96
NCSU10.3213.43-3.11

Yards Per Rush

NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
LOUISV5.943.112.83
NCSU4.402.871.53
Team Records

Louisville Cardinals

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall4-12-12-00-4-10-30-1-140.0024.6015.40
vs Conf1-10-11-00-1-10-10-0-134.0041.00-7.00
Last 32-12-10-00-30-30-039.3320.0019.33

NC State Wolfpack

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall4-13-11-01-40-41-034.8023.4011.40
vs Conf2-01-01-01-10-11-030.0023.007.00
Last 33-02-01-01-20-21-036.3320.6715.66

ACC Football Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense40.002523.4054
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense385.504286.50113
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense229.002581.0019
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense34.804224.6062
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense302.5030338.50109
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense182.756834.006

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Louisville4-13-22-2-131.40179.204.3935.4054.24244.20423.401.20
North Carolina State1-42-32-2-117.0067.402.4433.6056.55231.00298.402.80

ACC Football Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Oct 22, 2016NCSULOUISV13-541423625031633905532
Oct 3, 2015LOUISVNCSU20-132031033060451832282
Oct 18, 2014NCSULOUISV18-3012822335111662033690
Dec 27, 2011LOUISVNCSU24-311172743913652643293
Sep 29, 2007LOUISVNCSU29-102472514981852493345

ACC Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Louisville Cardinals

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Sep 30, 2017MURRAY55-10W-48/3123646761961801H
Sep 23, 2017KENT42-3W-42/56L/U165374539139111501H
Sep 16, 2017CLEM21-47L3/61.5L/O1163174332973166131H
Sep 9, 2017UNC47-35W-12/66P/O312393705173844010A
Sep 2, 2017PURDUE35-28W-25.5/65.5L/U14637852451293344-1A

NC State Wolfpack

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Sep 30, 2017SYRACU33-25W-14/61L/U25620646259385444-1H
Sep 23, 2017FLAST27-21W11.5/50.5W/U110255365104278382-1A
Sep 16, 2017FURMAN49-16W-37/242248490133196329-3H
Sep 9, 2017MARSHL37-20W-21/55L/O144341485101350451-2H
Sep 2, 2017S.CARO28-35L-7/50L/O89415504312152461H

Weather in
RaleighUnited States

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Humidity is 36%
Wind is South-southwest 4 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
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Forecast for Raleigh

Next up:
Louisville home to Boston College Saturday, October 14
NC State at Pittsburgh Saturday, October 14

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