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Kirk Herbstreit Thinks NC State Will Surprise In The ACC

The ESPN college football analyst named the Wolfpack his surprise team.

Who does Kirk Herbstreit like to surprise in the ACC this fall?

The ESPN college football analyst named his squad on Twitter this afternoon.

The pick: N.C. State.

Herbstreit doesn't think the Wolfpack are going to win the league or anything, but he does think they'll surprise some people.

N.C. State went 7-6 last season, winning the Independence Bowl with a dominant win over Vanderbilt.

The Wolfpack return their starting quarterback in Ryan Finley, who threw for 3,055 yards and 18 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2016.

N.C. State opens its season on Saturday, Sept. 2 against South Carolina.