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Jakobi Meyers Talks After Day 4 of NC State’s 2018 Fall Camp: BULLETED

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Wide Receiver Jakobi Meyers talked after Day 4 of NC State’s 2018 Fall Camp. Here’s what he had to say in BULLETED form.

  • The first couple of games are going to be hot. It’s really hot out here right now, and I’m just trying to be mentally tough every day.
  • Feels like he’s gotten a lot better. It’s about being fully committed to it (transitioning from quarterback to wide receiver). Once he was fully committed, he got a lot better.
  • Sophomore Emeka Emezie, Redshirt Sophomore CJ Riley and Redshirt Freshman Thayer Thomas are pushing Kelvin Harmon, Stephen Louis and Meyers to be better. There is a lot of competition in the wide receiver room. They are doing a good job keeping up. They are pushing the leaders.
  • Freshman cornerback Tanner Ingle has impressed him. First day he got to Meyers a little bit. He did pretty good today too. Meyers thinks he won the second time around.
  • Successful being a slot receiver, because he understands the gaps in the defense. Understands coverages. Knows when to slow it down, or when to pick it up. Helps him understand what the quarterback is thinking, where he wants him to break it down, so he can fit it in there.
  • Had a couple of blocking mistakes today. Want to go in and see what he did wrong, and fix them tomorrow.

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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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