On Saturday, the NC State Wolfpack and East Carolina Pirates meet at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium for their first match of the NCAAF 2022 season. North Carolina State comes into the 2022 campaign following a 9-3 after a 4 point win over UNC in the final game of the year. North Carolina State moved the ball well totaling 360 yards of offense to score 34 points in the game including 13 in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback victory.
Devin Leary led the way for the North Carolina State offense completing 19 of 30 passes for 247 yards and four scores. Emeka Emezie led the way for the North Carolina State receivers with 112 yards and two touchdowns on five catches. Thayer Thomas and Trent Pennix combined for 74 yards and two scores on 7 total receptions.
The East Carolina Pirates open the 2022 regular season after a mediocre 7-5 year in 2021 following a 22 point loss to Cincinnati in the final game of the year. Defensively East Carolina was dominated as Cincinnati found the end zone five times after totaling 444 yards of offense including 301 through the air.
Holton Halers led the way for the East Carolina offense completing 19 of 38 passes for 228 yards and one score. Tyler Snead What’s the top receiver in the game for East Carolina with 91 yards on six catches and Jsi Hatfield chipped in 48 yards and one score on three receptions.
North Carolina State comes into the first game of their season ranked number 13 in the nation and will look to show that ranking is justified. North Carolina State is better on both sides of the ball and will look to dominate this game from the opening kickoff. But we can’t completely dismiss East Carolina as some of their players might be able to shine against NC State.
NC State vs East Carolina Game Information
- Date: 09/03/2022
- Time: 12:00 PM ET
- Location: Dowdy Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC
- How to Watch NC State vs East Carolina: FS1
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
NC State vs East Carolina Betting Lines
East Carolina is +320 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $320. On the other side, NC State is –400 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $25.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has East Carolina at a 23.81% chance of winning the game, meanwhile, NC State has 80% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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