As some of you know my wife and in-laws are NCST alumni. they are from Raleigh, NC and proud of it. Being a FSU fan and having them around so often comes to be a problem sometimes. Although NCST is not doing all that well I still have a bet with them as the winner buys Thanksgiving dinner. I dont sweet it that much but there are a few problems this year with this.
The reasons Im worried about this are NCST is know to have a strong Def. They seem to always play well agenst FSU. Some of FSUs best games were with NCST IMO.
1996 FSU vs NCST, That year we dropped 30+ points on 9 teams and lost the NC to UF after beating them. the score for FSU/NCST was 13-0 fsu this was a close game for us.
1998 NCST won 7-24 and we still went out and won 11-2 with the only other lose to Tenn in the bowl game. We put 23 on every other team that year.
2001 the start of the down fall of FSU. NCST won 28-34 we lest this season 8-5 and things never got better for the most part.
2002 NCST 17 FSU 7
2003 FSU 50 NCST 44 (OT) This was a great game
2005-2006 NCST wins
These last 4 games were all close. For me NCST is the rivalry game in the ACC Atlantic.
My other reason is Though NCST hasnt had the Offense they wanted this year, FSU has made bad offense look like NC teams. We let teams run right throw us. To top this off NCST has a QB in R. Wilson and when he is healthy he can run. Thats not good for FSU. Now this year he seems a step slower than last year but with our Def. woes does he need to be at top speed. Im not going to go into there Offense because FSUn prob. will and knows 100% about it than I. This is a team that took out Pitt. its also a team that can put points up with at least 20 pints a game.
I dont know about you all but I fear this game. FSU is on the line with where they want to go. The rest of the games could all be won still but at the same time we could lose them just as easy. This season has pushed the fans of FSU. Some are just ready for B-ball season to start and want this season over. Thats sad to think about but with all the drama it might be better. Im going to stick by my noles and wear Nole gear and watch every game but I still dont want to cough up about 400+ for Thanksgiving dinner. So for the love of the game be loud and proud.
FEAR THE SPEAR, Go nole