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VIDEO: Roseboro says this is a “blue collar group who will hit you in the mouth.”

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Senior defensive lineman, Darian Roseboro, talked after day 1 of fall camp about filling shoes on the defensive line and why leaving his own legacy and setting a new standard is his focus for this season. Above is the full interview and below is the bulleted highlights:

  • The young guys on the D-line love to work. They bought in. The blueprint is there. They take advantage of their opportunity.
  • The difference in this group is effort. It’s what is emphasized. No plays off. Everyone fights.
  • Filling Chubb’s shoes isn’t what he’s trying to do. Just trying to leave own legacy, be the best player possible.
  • Wasn’t ready for NFL. Wants to be consistent pass rusher. Wants to be a guy that plays every down and slot in across the line. Needs to know every position on the DL.
  • On Replacing the guys who left: Everyone is different. If you look at the NFL, every guy is bringing something different to the table.
  • Tell younger guys to just be themselves. Don’t try to be anyone else. Be the best version of yourself. Guys are bought in. Not looking at last year’s team. Looking at this year’s team.
  • Have momentum going into this season. Seniors looking to leave it better than when they got here.
  • Standard has been set, but time to set a new one. Be a blue-collar group that will work and hit you in the mouth.
  • People on the outside haven’t seen how hard we’ve worked. Guys who came and worked this summer and sacrificed, everyone is bought in and brothers.

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VIDEO: Dave Doeren’s Press Conference Before Syracuse

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NC State head coach Dave Doeren held his weekly press conference at Noon today. Here’s the full video:









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NC State vs. FSU Kickoff Set for 3:30pm

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NC State’s homecoming matchup versus Florida State November 3rd has given a kickoff time of 3:30pm on either ESPN2 or ABC. It looks like Noon kickoffs are a thing of the past:)

The last time the Wolfpack played in the 3:30 time slot, they beat their arch-nemesis UNC last season 33-21. Last year, NC State was 1-2 in 3:30 games:

Notre Dame – 14-35
Clemson – 31-38
UNC – 33-21

NC State has really struggled in their homecoming games as of late, winning their last one back in 2011 against the 8th ranked Clemson Tigers.

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NC State’s Depth Chart vs. Syracuse (with notes)

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NC State released their Depth Chart for their matchup against Syracuse at Dave Doeren’s weekly press conference at Noon. While it is identical to last weeks, there are a few notes below.

Notes

There were quite a few injuries that occurred in the Wolfpack’s loss to Clemson. Doeren had no update on the status of any of these players specifically, as he will be meeting with the trainer at 3:30 today. The only thing he had to offer was each player was doing “better.”

  • Starting Left Guard Terronne Prescod looked like he injured his back in the contest, and only played 41 snaps. A back injury kept him out of the Marshall game.
  • Starting Wide Receiver Stephen Louis left the game with what was thought to possibly be a broken leg, but word is that it might not be worst case scenario.
  • Running Back Ricky Person played well against the Tigers, but left the contest, and was on the sidelines on crutches. It looked like he re-injured his hamstring.
  • Wide Receiver CJ Riley also came up slowly in the contest.

We will have to wait until Thursday to talk to Doeren to see if there are any updates on the status of these 4 players.

 

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NC State Opens as a 1-Point Underdog Against Syracuse

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Even prior to NC State’s loss to Clemson, the Wolfpack’s upcoming matchup against Syracuse this Saturday at 7pm on ESPN2 was projected to be a tossup. With the 41-7 loss in the back of Vegas’ mind, the Wolfpack opens as a 1-point underdog against the Orangemen.

  • North Carolina State is 7-1 Straight Up in its last 8 games
  • North Carolina State is 2-3-1 Against The Spread in its last 6 games on the road
  • North Carolina State is 8-3 Straight Up in its last 11 games on the road
  • North Carolina State is 6-1 Straight Up in its last 7 games when playing Syracuse (OddShark)

NC State has won their last 4 matchups against Syracuse, and is 2-2 against the spread in those games. The last time the Wolfpack was the underdog against the Orangemen was in 2014, and they turned that into a 7-point victory.

NC State vs. Syracuse Recent History Against The Spread

2017: NC State – 14-point favorite – 33-25
2016: NC State – 7-point favorite – 35-20
2015: NC State – 19.5-point favorite – 42-29
2014: NC State – 2.5 point underdog – 24-17

According to ESPN’s FPI projections, NC State is expected to win the rest of their games after Syracuse.

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