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Each and every week NC State’s RB Matt Dayes and QB Jacoby Brissett are climbing the school’s record book.  Here is where they currently stand heading into the game against Louisville today.  Each week we will look at just how far they climb.

Matt Dayes
Last week Junior Matt Dayes rushed the ball 8 times for 104 yards and 3 touchdowns against South Alabama.  He also had 6 receptions for 46 yards.
Career Touchdowns – 27 – 6th.  Dayes jumped 1 spot, passing Tremayne Stephens. He is five touchdowns away from Ray Robinson in 5th place.  
Career Yards Per Carry – Matt Dayes – 5.26 – 5th.  Dayes jumped 3 spots, passing Joe McIntosh, Willie Burden, and Dick Christy.  
Career Rushing Touchdowns – 21 – 9th.  Dayes jumped 1 spot, passing Joe McIntosh’s 20 rushing touchdowns.  He is 1 touchdown away from Andre Brown and Willie Burden in 7th place.  
Career 100 Yard Rushing Games – 4 – 13th.  Dayes is now tied with Anthony Barbour, Don DeArment, and Charley Young.  He is one 100-yard game away from Billy Ray Vickers in 12th.

Jacoby Brissett
Senior Jacoby Brissett was 18 of 23 for 218 yards and 2 touchdowns against South Alabama.

Career Completion Percentage – 63.4% – 2nd.  He is .02% away from Philip Rivers in 1st place.  
Career Passing Efficiency – 143.6 – 2nd.  He is .06 points away from Philip Rivers in 1st place.
Career Passing Touchdowns – 29 – 8th.  He is 1 touchdown away from Erik Kramer in 7th place.
Career Yards Per Attempt – 7.34 yards – 8th.  He is .13 yards away from Erik Kramer in 7th place.  
Total Offense – 4,009 yards – 9th.  Brissett jumped 2 spots, passing Tim Esposito and Daniel Evans.  He is 414 yards away from Erik Kramer in 8th place.  
Career Passing Yards – 3,415 – 13th.  Brissett jumped 1 spot, passing Tol Avery.  He is 133 yards away from Jay Davis in 12th place.  

Matthew is Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He writes for all sports, with a focus on football and recruiting, and is in charge of business strategy. He is an NC State alum who majored in business. Matthew is also the lead pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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NC State Legend QB Roman Gabriel Passes Away at the Age of 83



NC State legend Quarterback Roman Gabriel has passed away at the age of 83.

Gabriel’s Accolades

  • 2 time ACC Player of the Year (1960 & 1961)
  • 2 time 1st Team All-American (1960 & 1961)
  • 2 time 1st Team All-ACC (1960 & 1961)
  • 1st ACC QB to throw for 1,000 yards in a season
  • Left NC State with 22 school records and 9 ACC records
  • #1 pick in the AFL and #2 pick in the NFL
  • 16-year NFL career with the Rams & Eagles
  • 4 time Pro Bowler
  • NFL MVP in 1969
  • Led the NFL in Passing Yards in 1973
  • Led the NFL in Touchdown Passes in 1969 & 1973
  • Inaugural member of the NC State Hall of Fame
  • Ranks 1st all-time in Rams history in Touchdown Passes & 3rd in Passing Yards
  • First player to have their jersey number retired at NC State, on January 20, 1962.

Praying for the Gabriel family!

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NC State has Dominated UNC in Athletics in 2023-24



After NC State clinched a series victory over UNC last night in Baseball, I thought it would be a good time to relish in how the Wolfpack has dominated the Tar Heels Athletic Program as a whole in 2023-24.

The Wolfpack Baseball team has won the first two games in the series against the Tar Heels, clinching a series victory over UNC for the first time since 2021. It marks the first time NC State has won a series against the Tar Heels in Raleigh since 2016.

NC State defeated UNC in Volleyball 3-1, winning in Chapel Hill for the first time in 25 years. The Tar Heels had won the last 5 matches against the Wolfpack.

The Wolfpack defeated the Tar Heels 39-20 in Football in Carter-Finley Stadium. It marked the 3rd consecutive win over UNC.

NC State lost both regular season games to UNC in Men’s Basketball, but when it mattered most, the Wolfpack defeated the Tar Heels in the ACC Championship Game 84-76, winning their first title since 1987.

The Wolfpack Women’s Basketball team lost to their rival in Chapel Hill, but defeated UNC 63-59 in Reynolds Coliseum. NC State has won 5 of the last 7 against UNC.

In Gymnastics, NC State defeated UNC 196.725-194.925 in Raleigh. This marked the 3rd straight victory for the Wolfpack over the Tar Heels.

NC State’s Men & Women’s Swimming & Diving teams both beat UNC. The Men won 258-93, and the Women won 196-157.

The Wolfpack Wrestling team defeated UNC 33-6 in Reynolds Coliseum. NC State has won 11 straight Duals against the Tar Heels.

The NC State Men’s Tennis team defeated UNC 4-0, winning against their rival in back-to-back years.

The Wolfpack Women’s Tennis team has defeated the Tar Heels 4-3 on two occasions thus far this season, and will face their rival again today.

The Cross Country teams didn’t have individual meets against UNC, but the Women obviously beat them, because they won the ACC Championship. The Men didn’t, finishing 8th in the Conference, with the Tar Heels finishing 1st.

The only other NC State athletic team that didn’t taste victory against UNC this year was the Women’s Soccer team, losing 0-4 in Raleigh.

Of course, each of these NC State athletic teams has much higher goals than just beating their rival, but there’s no denying how sweet it is to beat the Tar Heels.

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WATCH: Hollywood Smothers Leads NC State in Rushing at the Spring Game



Redshirt Freshman Hollywood Smothers seemingly was the 3rd string Running Back in NC State’s 2024 Spring Game a few weeks back, but at the end of the game, he had more rushing yards than any other back.

Smothers rushed the ball 8 times for 75 yards. He possesses explosive speed, as well as excellent vision.

Check out Pack Insider’s Tape of Smothers from the Spring Game.

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NC State Offers FCS Interior Offensive Lineman D’Angalo Titialii



NC State offered Interior Offensive Lineman D’Angalo Titialii (6’2″/320) today. After entering the Portal, the Wolfpack were the first to offer him.

Titialii spent his first three seasons at Portland State, which competes in the FCS. This year, he was the starting Center for the Vikings, and the year before he was their starting Left Guard. Over three seasons, Titialii started in 28 of the 32 games he played in.

Titialii is an intriguing prospect, considering he can play numerous positions on the Offensive Line.

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