With the 2017 College Football season coming to a close earlier this week, the Final Fall Director’s Cup Standings are in, and NC State finished 7th. Since the creation of the Director’s Cup in 1993, which ranks a school’s entire athletic program, this is NC State’s highest finish ever in the Fall standings. The Wolfpack are the highest ranked ACC team after Fall Sports.
Every NC State Fall Sports Team advanced to the postseason.
NC State’s improvement as an athletic program over the past 4 years has been astronomical.
Proud to announce that we sit at No. 7️⃣ in the final Fall @LDirectorsCup standings!
— NC State Athletics (@PackAthletics) January 11, 2018
NC State’s Women’s Cross Country team had another great year, winning their 23rd ACC championship. They also finished in the Top-10 nationally for the 3rd straight year.
The Men’s Cross Country Team finished with 5 more points this year. They finished 17th nationally, which is their highest finish since 2011.
The Women’s Soccer team arguably had their best season since 1995. They finished 3rd in the ACC in the regular season, and advanced to the ACC Championship seminfinal for the 1st time since 1995. The Wolfpack advanced to the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament, and notched wins, marking the most wins since 1995. Their final ranking of 23rd in the RPI is the highest they’ve ever finished (started the poll in 2000).
Last year Men’s Soccer didn’t place high enough to record a single point, but this year they notched 25. The team qualified for its first NCAA Championship since 2009 and hosted the first ACC Championship first-round match at Dail Soccer Stadium in program history. Despite a preseason prediction of 11th, the Wolfpack tied for seventh in the ACC standings and knocked off two top-five teams throughout the year.
The NC State Women’s Volleyball team won 15 ACC matches, a program record. They also won their first NCAA tournament match in program history, and went back to the tourney for the first time since 2012.
The Wolfpack football team finished the season 9-4, with a 52-31 victory over Arizona St. in the Sun Bowl. The 9 wins is the second highest total in school history, and they are one of only 11 NC State football teams to win 9 games in a season. Their 6 ACC wins is the most since 1994. The Wolfpack finished ranked #23, marking the first time they have finished in the Top 25 since 2010 (25th), and the highest finish since 2002.
NC State vs. Wake Forest Kickoff Time set for Noon
Noon has been the best time slot for NC State under Dave Doeren, but the Wolfpack have lost the past two to Boston College and West Virginia.
NC State and Wake Forest will kickoff up in Winston-Salem at Noon on November 2nd.
Prior to the start of the year, the Wolfpack had won 14 straight before 1pm.
They started off the year winning the first two games, which were before 1pm, making it 16 straight.
NC State has lost their past two matchups against Wake Forest, but they last time they played the Demon Deacons was at Noon in Winston Salem in 2015, winning 35-17.
NC State Lands 2 on PFF’s ACC Teams of the Week for Week 8
ProFootballFocus released their ACC Teams of the Week for Week 8, and 2 NC State players made the 2nd Team for their performance against Boston College on Saturday.
Redshirt Freshman Wide Receiver Devin Carter had a career day, with 6 receptions for 140 yards, which were both career highs.
Redshirt Junior Tight End Cary Angeline had 3 receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown.
Emeka Emezie Becomes the 20th Player in NC State History with 100 Career Receptions
Junior Wide Receiver Emeka Emezie didn’t have the day that he would have liked yesterday, finishing with 2 receptions for 22 yards, with quite a few drops, but it was enough for him to cross century mark in receptions for his career.
— NC State Football (@PackFootball) October 19, 2019
Emezie is only the 20th player in NC State history with 100+ career receptions, sitting at 101.
Rk . Name, Game, Year
1. Jaylen Samuels, 2014-2017, 202
2. Jerricho Cotchery, 2000-03, 200
3. Torry Holt, 1995-98, 191
4. Kelvin Harmon, 2016-18, 177
5. Jakobi Meyers, 2016-18, 168
6. Eddie Goines, 1991-94, 147
7. Bryan Peterson, 1999-02, 139
8. Jarvis Williams, 2007-10, 133
9. Nasrallah Worthen, 1984-88, 131
10. Owen Spencer, 2007-10, 126
George Bryan, 2008-11, 126
12. Tramain Hall, 2002-05, 125
13. Chris Coleman, 1996-99, 122
14. Mike Quick, 1978-81, 116
15. Ray Robinson, 1998-01, 113
16. Haywood Jeffires, 1983-86, 111
17. Koren Robinson, 1999-00, 110
18. Jimmy Grissett, 1993-96, 107
19. Don Buckey, 1972-75, 102
20. Emeka Emezie, 2017-PRES, 101
NC State 24 Boston College 45: ACCDN Highlight Reel & Condensed Game
NC State fell to 4-3 today after a 45-24 loss to Boston College on the road. Below is the ACC Digital Network’s Highlight Reel & Condensed Game.
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NC State Basketball6 days ago
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Basketball Recruiting5 days ago
5-Star SG Matthew Cleveland Visiting NC State this Weekend
NC State Football2 days ago
Dave Doeren Meets with the Press After BC Loss: BULLETED
NC State Football5 days ago
NC State’s Depth Chart vs. Boston College (with notes)
NC State Basketball2 days ago
Primetime with the Pack: HIGHLIGHT REEL
Basketball Recruiting6 days ago
5-Star F Josh Hall Taking an Official Visit to NC State this Week