The Wolfpack enter the 2023 campaign with a new man under center in Brennan Armstrong after he transferred in from Virginia after the Wolfpack lost their starting quarterback Devin Leary to Kentucky.
Nov 25, 2022; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack safety Cyrus Fagan (4) waves the Wolfpack flag at midfield after the game at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
With Armstrong behind center for the Wolfpack, it could mean one of two things; NC State is going to win a lot of games, or there will be a lot of inconsistencies with the Armstrong-lead team. Armstrong is perfectly capable of lighting up a defense. We saw that plenty two years ago at Virginia.
NC State 2023 season prediction:
- UConn – W
- Notre Dame – L
- VMI – W
- Virginia – W (Armstrong has a career day against his former team)
- Louisville – L
- Marshall – W
- Duke – L
- Clemson – L
- Miami – L
- Wake Forest – W
- Virginia Tech – W
- North Carolina – W
I gave NC State the win over UNC primarily due to the fact that it is a home game and I don’t really trust the Tar Heels that much leading into this season. The week of Duke to Miami could also be a tough, yet winnable stretch for the Wolfpack as well. Although I got them losing all three do not be surprised to see them slip in a win or two in that stretch. My prediction is the Wolfpack go (7-5, 4-4).