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Cole Cubelic Includes NC State in Final Preseason CFP Prediction

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Cole Cubelic of the SEC Network was trending in Raleigh a month ago on Twitter when he put out his early College Football Playoff predictions, and included NC State in the group. As audacious as Cubelic’s prediction might seem, he had his reasons. He watched a ton of film on the Wolfpack preparing to be one of the color commentators for the Independence Bowl, where NC State walloped Vanderbilt, an SEC team, 41-17. NC State kicks off their season in 2017 against South Carolina, another SEC opponent, and Cubelic has been watching more film of the Wolfpack throughout the offseason, and has been sharing video clips on his Twitter account supporting his reasoning for his belief in the possibility of NC State shocking the nation this season. He broke down these reasons extensively in an excellent podcast with Ryan Tice a few weeks back.

Cubelic’s projections frighten NC State fans more than exciting them, due to our continual failure over the years to live up to expectations. This is what the N&O’s Joe Giglio often refers to as the “Law of the Wolf.” With that being said, I’ll say this again…Cubelic is a film junkie and has his reasons.

After the onslaught of Twitter replies he received a month ago, doubting his sanity, Cubelic posted his Final prediction of the preseason for the College Football Playoff, and once again, NC State made the cut.

And once again, he gave his reasons.

Cubelic isn’t alone. Earlier in the year, the legendary Phil Steele also thought that NC State could be a team that could threaten to break into the College Football Playoff.

According to the Law of the Wolf, Cubelic is damning the NC State 2017 campaign. Something inside me as a NC State fan cringes. With that being said, one day as a lifelong fan I would like to see the Law of the Wolf change. Maybe Cubelic is off, and this year the Law remains the same, but here’s to hoping that an amendment to the Law of the Wolf isn’t too far in the future.

 

Matthew is Publisher and Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He is also the Lead Pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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NC State’s Justin Joly Boasts the 2nd Highest PFF Grade of Returning ACC TE’s

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When NC State picked up a commitment from UCONN’s Justin Joly out of the Transfer Portal this offseason, they picked up a commitment from the highest ranked Tight End in the Portal.

According to PFF, Joly boasts the highest Grade of any returning Tight End’s in the ACC.

Joly will be a Junior next year, with 3 years available to play his final 2 years of eligibility. He had an incredible Sophomore campaign this past season, catching 56 passes for 578 yards and 2 touchdowns. Joly had 4 receptions for 38 yards in the season opener against the Wolfpack.

Also, according to PFF, Joly forced 20 missed tackles last season, and caught 12 contested balls, ranking first amongst Tight Ends nationally in both categories.

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How Much is NC State Making from EA Sports College Football 25?

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EA Sports College Football 25 will release on July 19th, and the players won’t be the only people making money from the video game. The schools will be making some of that dough as well.

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EA Sports is paying schools different amounts based on a tier system. 📊

The tiers were derived based on points, 1 point per finish in the AP Top 25 over the last decade.

‣ Tier 1: $99,875.16
‣ Tier 2: $59,925.09
‣ Tier 3: $39,950.06
‣ Tier 4: $9,987.52

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ACC Teams Payout

Tier 1 – Clemson

Tier 2 – FSU, Stanford, Louisville, NC State, Miami, Pitt, Virginia Tech, North Carolina

Tier 3 – Syracuse, WF, GT, SMU

Tier 4 – Duke, Cal, Virginia, BC

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The Early Odds for the 2024 NC State vs. UNC Football Game are Out

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ESPN Bet has already released the early odds for the NC State vs. UNC football game in Chapel Hill that will be played on November 30th. The Wolfpack are 3.5-point Favorites, and the Total is 55. If you’re looking to get you’re bet in early, and you like the line, click the image below.

The Wolfpack have won 7 of the last 11 against the Tar Heels Straight Up, but they are 4-7 Against the Spread over that time.

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NC State is 1 of 8 Power 5 Teams that Hasn’t Won 10+ Football Games in a Season in 20+ Years

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NC State is 1 of 8 Power 5 Football Programs that hasn’t won 10+ games in a single season in 20+ seasons.

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The other teams that join the Wolfpack in this woeful stat are Maryland, Illinois, Virginia, Purdue, Iowa St., Indiana and Vanderbilt. The final three in this list have never won 10+ games in a single season.

NC State has only won 10+ games in a single season one time, and that was back in 2002, when Philip Rivers led the Wolfpack to an 11-3 record, which culminated in a win against Notre Dame in the Gator Bowl.

The Virginia Cavaliers and the Wolfpack are the only two ACC programs that haven’t won 10+ games in a single season in 20+ seasons.

Over the past 20+ seasons, NC State has won 9 games on 5 occasions, with Dave Doeren leading the Wolfpack to 4 of those.

With all of the talent that is on NC State’s roster, especially on the offensive side of the ball, 2024 is cooking up to be the year that Dave Doeren gets the monkey off the programs back.

Honestly, less than 10 wins next season will be a disappointment for the Wolfpack.

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