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Law’s Local Predictions 9/10

Predictions for the weekend of 9/10

East Carolina (1-0) vs. North Carolina State (1-0)

I will be in Greenville on Saturday. Both teams head in to the game looking very solid. I am eager to see the match-up between ECU’s offensive line vs. NCSU’s deep rotation of defensive linemen. I believe this game comes down to the more disciplined team in the end.

ECU 33-20

North Carolina Central (0-1) @ Western Michigan (1-0)

NC Central looks to bounce back from a loss last week to Duke on the road versus a Western Michigan team that just upset a tough Northwestern team last week. This will be an uphill battle for the Eagles.

WMU 48-10

Duke (1-0) vs. Wake Forest (0-1)

The first conference game for both teams. Expect both teams to battle blow-for-blow, but Duke will pull away late on the legs of running back Jela Duncan.

Duke 26-20

UNC (0-1) @ Illinois (1-0)

North Carolina is coming off of a tough defeat to Georgia in Atlanta last week. The Tar Heels made some crucial mental mistakes that led to their demise. I expect the Larry Fedora led team to bounce back and learn from their mistakes.

UNC 34-23

Shaw (0-1) @ Wingate (1-0)

Could first game jitters been the cause of the seven fumbles lost by the Shaw Bears? I expect Shaw to bounce back on the road, but they will come up short.

Wingate 38-13

St. Augustine’s (0-1) vs. Carson-Newman (0-1)

A rough showing in Greensboro to start the season for St. Aug. The Falcons host Carson-Newman for their first home game of the season.

Carson-Newman 38-6

 

Game to Watch

#17 Tennessee (1-0) vs. Virginia Tech (1-0) – 8pm EST ABC

Tennessee is coming off of an upset scare by Appalachain State last week. Virginia Tech is a double-digit underdog coming in to the game. The Hokies are 7-4 in their last 11 games in that category. Expect this game to come down to the wire with the Hokies having a great chance for an upset.

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Lawrence Davis III
Lawrence Davis, a Durham, North Carolina native, is a Sports Editor/Writer and Webmaster. The High Point University Alum has been writing for the magazine since 2013, covering Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) sports year round, as well as the Durham Bulls (Triple-A) baseball team in spring and summer. Davis is also the Head Coach of the Sanderson High School Varsity Lacrosse team in Raleigh NC, leading his team to numerous school records in only four years with the program. Davis still manages to assist in the organization and facilitation of the Annual NC MLK/Black History Month Parade, Annual NC Juneteenth Celebration, Spectacular Magazine Men of the Year and Spectacular Magazine Women of the Year award programs, among other events. Despite his busy schedule, Lawrence has built and maintains the Spectacular Magazine website and social media. @lawdavis13 lawdavis@spectacularmag.com
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