The No. 20 Virginia Tech Hokies will begin their 2020 college football season against the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday. The Wolfpack outlasted Wake Forest in their season opener with a 45-42 win where they rushed for 270 yards. Quarterback Hendon Hooker is expected to get the first shot at running the Virginia Tech offense after averaging 9.6 yards per passing attempt as a redshirt sophomore. Leading receiver Tre Turner is also back.
Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET at Lane Stadium and only around 1,000 fans will be allowed to attend. The Hokies are 6.5-point favorites, with the total at 57 in the latest NC State vs. Virginia Tech odds from William Hill. Before locking in any Virginia Tech vs. NC State picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina State. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for North Carolina State vs. Virginia Tech:
- Virginia Tech vs. NC State spread: VT -6.5
- Virginia Tech vs. NC State over-under: 57 points
- Virginia Tech vs. NC State money line: VT -240, NC State +200
What you need to know about Virginia Tech
The Hokies had a respectable 2019 campaign, going 8-5 overall. But the season ended poorly with a 39-30 loss to rival Virginia in the regular-season finale, followed by a 37-30 loss to Kentucky in the Belk Bowl. Virginia Tech struggled defensively in both games. The Hokies posted a 6-7 record against the spread last year.
Hooker is expected to start at quarterback, but coach Justin Fuente has said that Braxton Burmeister will also see the field. The former highly-touted recruit spent time at Oregon as Justin Herbert's backup, and he could help give the Hokies a different look on offense this season.
What you need to know about NC State
The Wolfpack ran the football authoritatively against the Demon Deacons in their season-opening victory. NC State averaged 5.5 yards per carry and scored four rushing touchdowns with Ricky Person Jr. and Zonovan Knight both topping 100 yards from scrimmage.
Defensively, the Wolfpack gave up 42 points, but they did limit Wake Forest to 4.5 yards per play. Against a Virginia Tech offense that stagnated at times in 2020, the Wolfpack defense's ability to create pressure will be critical and they had six sacks in their victory last week.
How to make Virginia Tech vs. NC State picks
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