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Miami (FL) vs. North Carolina State 11/6/2020 College Football Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Miami (FL) visits North Carolina State on 11/6/2020 at 7:30PM.

Miami (FL) and North Carolina State face off in an important game for both teams as every game in this shortened season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. Miami (FL) has a record of 5-1 this season. North Carolina State is 4-2 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Miami (FL) Team Defense Preview

Miami (FL) has had 73 total defensive drives this season and they yield 5.36 plays per drive. There is not much to take away here when it comes to how many plays per drive opponents run, but they are a team that falls in the average window when it comes to plays per drive. Opponents face third and long situations a lot against this defense. This is a defense that forces opponents to commit penalties, have compromised offensive line play, and fail to convert on crunch possessions. Miami (FL) opponents pass the football 55.75% of the time.They are a team that faces a lot of Air Raid Offenses.

Miami (FL) is not doing anything particularly special as far as their ability to create negative yardage plays on the ground. How effective are opposing offensive lines given what we know about their ability to force negative yardage rushing plays? Miami (FL) can take credit for holding the offensive line of their opponent to 2.82 yards per carry. Generally speaking, this is an average defense when it comes to how offensive lines control or fail to control them on the ground. Running backs should look forward to this porous defense filled with poor tacklers who take terrible angles. Opponents have shown a relatively average level of explosiveness in the running game, maybe there will be a breakout rushing play against them.

Disruptive plays are a part of the fabric of this team’s defensive effort. Game changing plays that drive Offensive Coordinators and Quarterbacks crazy, they find ways to deliver. Getting more specific, this front seven is a cause of a lot of headaches for offenses. They may be good enough to cause trouble in pass rush with just four rushers!Miami (FL) has shown themselves to be better at stopping the pass than the run this season.

Miami (FL) Team Offense Preview

Miami (FL) has had 71 drives in non-garbage time minutes and they average 5.56 plays per drive. There is not much to take away here when it comes to how many plays per drive they run, but they are a team that falls in the average window when it comes to plays per drive. Struggles to get ahead of the chains and convert on third and fourth down are common, the offense can stagnate. Passing plays make up 49.62% of their play calls.Relatively speaking, this is a team that favors run/pass balance.

Miami (FL) struggles with running the ball, getting zero or negative yard plays is disspiriting and the offensive line is not effectively making a good push. Poor playcalling, pre-snap adjustments or post-snap reads may be responsible and this could fall on the Quarterback, Offensive Coordinator, and Head Coach. How effective is the offensive line given what we know about their ability to prevent negative yards on rushing plays? More than you think, thanks to the Adjusted Line Yards metric. Miami (FL) can take credit for 2.64 yards per carry. So what does this mean? It means that the offensive line has been incredibly disappointing in their contribution to the ground game. This is also a team that is getting to the second-level in an average fashion. Offensive line and running backs are average in this regard. They are capable of busting out a long run, which is really good when the team has the ball in their own territory.

Defenses have been able to impose their will on the Miami (FL) Offense this season. Front sevens of opposing defenses are causing a lot of problems. Miami (FL) is a better passing team than running team this season.

North Carolina State Team Defense Preview

North Carolina State has had 76 total defensive drives this season and they yield 5.89 plays per drive. North Carolina State lets opponents run a lot of plays per drive and in the Fourth Quarter, this team could be gassed. North Carolina State has shown an inability to stop defenses from converting on 4th Downs and they let opponents get into manageable 3rd Down situations where an RPO may be especially deadly. North Carolina State opponents pass the football 52.23% of the time.North Carolina State tends to face teams that prefer to air it out or opponents want to air it out against them.

North Carolina State is not doing anything particularly special as far as their ability to create negative yardage plays on the ground. How effective are opposing offensive lines given what we know about their ability to force negative yardage rushing plays? North Carolina State can take credit for holding the offensive line of their opponent to 2.85 yards per carry. Generally speaking, this is an average defense when it comes to how offensive lines control or fail to control them on the ground. This is a team that is getting gashed too much for the tastes of their base. Linebackers are not stopping the bleeding well enough. Opponents have shown a relatively average level of explosiveness in the running game, maybe there will be a breakout rushing play against them.

This Defense has had average success disrupting the flow of the opposing offense.. Getting more granual into the front seven and their ability to cause trouble, they are just average in this regard. North Carolina State has shown themselves to be better at stopping the pass than the run this season.

North Carolina State Team Offense Preview

North Carolina State has had 78 total drives this season and they generate 4.85 plays per drive. Relatively speaking, North Carolina State is not a team that runs many plays per drive. The offense is either prone to faltering and struggles to notch first downs or extremely explosive, we will need to find out a bit more to get answers. Struggles to get ahead of the chains and convert on third and fourth down are common, the offense can stagnate. Passing plays make up 48.68% of their play calls.Relatively speaking, this is a team that favors run/pass balance.

North Carolina State is not doing anything particularly special as far as their ability to avoid negative yardage plays on the ground. How effective is the offensive line given what we know about their ability to prevent negative yards on rushing plays? More than you think, thanks to the Adjusted Line Yards metric. North Carolina State can take credit for 2.64 yards per carry. So what does this mean? It means that the offensive line has been incredibly disappointing in their contribution to the ground game. This is also a team that is getting to the second-level in an average fashion. Offensive line and running backs are average in this regard. They feature a relatively average explosiveness in the running game, maybe there will be a breakout rushing play, but it is not something to count on from them.

Defenses have had average success disrupting the flow of the North Carolina State Offense. Front sevens are causing an average amount of trouble for the Offense. North Carolina State has shown themselves to be a better running team than passing team this season.

The Miami (FL) Roster

The Players to Watch for Miami (FL)

D’Eriq King QB 5-11 202

This season, D’Eriq King has put up 1398 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has thrown 4 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 141.1thus far this season. D’Eriq King has thrown 4 interceptions this season.As a rusher, D’Eriq King has 301.0 rushing yards, which puts him in the 98.04 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 67.0 times this season, which puts him in the 96.67 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 2.0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Cam’ron Harris RB 5-10 210

This season, Cam’ron Harris has 346 rushing yards on 66 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 5 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Cam’ron Harris picked up 75 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 11 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 1 receiving touchdowns this season.

Mike Harley WR 5-11 180

This season, Mike Harley picked up 344 yards. He caught the ball 27 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 2 receiving touchdowns this season.

Quincy Roche DL 6-3 245

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Miami (FL), Quincy Roche has 25 tackles this season. He was able to keep rushers back and penetrate the offensive line with 10 tackles for loss, which puts him in the 99.75 percentile among Defensive Tackles. When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 2 times this season, which put him in the 87.42 percentile among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 1 fumbles this season.

Bubba Bolden S 6-3 200

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Miami (FL), Bubba Bolden had 38 tackles which puts him in the 96.06 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. He was able to keep rushers and receivers back on screens with 4 tackles for loss last season, which puts him in the 98.69 percentile among Secondary position players. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, last season he was able to take them down 1 times last season. Bubba Bolden as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1 passes last season, which puts him in the 88.29 percentile among returning secondary position players last season.

AL Blades CB 6-1 192

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Miami (FL), AL Blades had 20 tackles which puts him in the 91.82 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. He was able to keep rushers and receivers back on screens with 0 tackles for loss last season, which puts him in the 37.55 percentile among Secondary position players. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, last season he was able to take them down 0 times last season. AL Blades as a ball hawker was able to pick off 2 passes last season, which puts him in the 95.72 percentile among returning secondary position players last season.

The North Carolina State Roster

The Players to Watch for North Carolina State

Devin Leary QB 6-1 212

This season, Devin Leary has put up 879 yards and 8 touchdowns. He has thrown 2 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 147.9thus far this season. Devin Leary has thrown 2 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Devin Leary has 7.0 rushing yards, which puts him in the 42.94 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 19.0 times this season, which puts him in the 64.71 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 0.0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Zonovan Knight RB 5-11 206

This season, Zonovan Knight has 406 rushing yards on 69 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 3 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Zonovan Knight picked up 106 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 12 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Emeka Emezie WR 6-3 220

This season, Emeka Emezie picked up 370 yards. He caught the ball 23 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 3 receiving touchdowns this season.

Alim McNeill DT 6-2 320

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for North Carolina State, Alim McNeill has 12 tackles this season. He was able to keep rushers back and penetrate the offensive line with 4 tackles for loss, which puts him in the 95.36 percentile among Defensive Tackles. When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 1 times this season, which put him in the 82.24 percentile among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 1 fumbles this season.

Terrell Dawkins DE 6-5 255

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for North Carolina State, Terrell Dawkins has 19 tackles this season. He was able to keep rushers back and penetrate the offensive line with 6 tackles for loss, which puts him in the 96.67 percentile among Defensive Tackles. When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 3 times this season, which put him in the 94.97 percentile among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 1 fumbles this season.

Jakeen Harris S 5-10 189

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for North Carolina State, Jakeen Harris had 43 tackles which puts him in the 97.9 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. He was able to keep rushers and receivers back on screens with 1 tackles for loss last season, which puts him in the 79.41 percentile among Secondary position players. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, last season he was able to take them down 0 times last season. Jakeen Harris as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0 passes last season, which puts him in the 40.81 percentile among returning secondary position players last season.

Cecil Powell CB 6-0 210

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for North Carolina State, Cecil Powell had 27 tackles which puts him in the 97.21 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. He was able to keep rushers and receivers back on screens with 2 tackles for loss last season, which puts him in the 93.49 percentile among Secondary position players. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, last season he was able to take them down 0 times last season. Cecil Powell as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0 passes last season, which puts him in the 38.66 percentile among returning secondary position players last season.

Miami (FL) vs. North Carolina State Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Miami (FL) 34 North Carolina State 19

Spread Pick: Miami (FL) -10 -113 Pinnacle Sports
Moneyline Pick: Miami (FL) -365 5Dimes
Total Pick: Under 58.5 +100 Pinnacle Sports