South Alabama (1-1, 0-0 Sun Belt) at NC State (1-1, 0-0 ACC)
Kickoff: Saturday, 6 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Spread: No line.
Shining Stars: NC State: QB Mike Glennon has gotten off to a rough start, completing just 55.4 percent of his passes while throwing four interceptions in the first two games. However, he makes NC State go. CB David Amerson had a tough opener against Tennessee, but got his first interception of the season last week against Connecticut. South Alabama: LB Jake Johnson is a transfer from Virginia Tech. He leads the team with 16 tackles and has three tackles for loss.
Who could steal the show: NC State: WR Quintin Payton has 177 receiving yards and has emerged as a big-play threat for the Wolfpack. South Alabama: RB Demetre Baker, a transfer from Georgia, has rushed for 138 yards in South Alabama's first two games.
You going? Ranking the road trip: It is the home-opener for NC State, and its fans will be happy to see some football in Raleigh, even if it is against South Alabama. This is the first of two consecutive yawners for NC State in front of the home crowd. The Wolfpack welcome The Citadel next week to Carter-Finley Stadium.
Magic number for NC State: 332.5. NC State ranks No. 95 nationally in total offense, averaging just 332.5 yards in its first two games. Last week against UConn, the Wolfpack managed just 258 yards of total offense.
Magic number for South Alabama: 6. South Alabama had six sacks last week against Nicholls State. Meanwhile, NC State has allowed seven sacks on the season despite an offensive line that returns 117 career starts up front.
The game comes down to: Whether NC State can get on track offensively. If Glennon can get things going in the passing game, the Wolfpack should roll over South Alabama.
Prediction: NC State 31, South Alabama 13
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