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DC Dave Huxtable Talks After Practice: NC State 2018 Fall Camp: 8/9/18

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Defensive Coordinator Dave Huxtable talked after practice yesterday about which players are standing out in the Wolfpack defense in Fall Camp. For all the quotes in full context, check out the video beolow. Or get the highlights in BULLETED form.

  • Redshirt Junior safety Jarius Morehead has taken control of the secondary, and Redshirt Senior safety Dexter Wright is just inches behind him. Not only for the secondary, but the whole defense. Vocal and inspiring.
  • Same thing for Graduate linebacker Germaine Pratt.
  • Really proud of those guys. They know that’s their role now. No one had to tell them. Took it upon themselves, and it’s been very impressive.
  • Need to improve on some of the big plays we gave up. A lot of times we were in position to make the play. Now we just have to make those 50/50 plays. We need more turnovers. There were times where the ball was on the ground and we didn’t get it. If the ball is on the ground, it has to be our ball.
  • At nickelback, Redshirt Junior has been hurt. Going to get him back soon. Had a great spring. Haven’t had him in Fall camp yet. Redshirt Junior Freddie Phillips is coming back from that Achilles. Love him. Awesome kid. One of the hardest workers on team, on and off the field. Tremendous athlete. Missed a lot of football in the past year. He has to get himself back in football shape, but is going to be a really good player. Freshman Tanner Ingle has been outstanding. Going to be a really good football player. Been so impressed with him.
  • Seniors Darian Roseboro, James Smith-Williams and Eurndraus Bryant have been in the shadows. Now it’s there time. They’ve been in the rotation, and played a lot of snaps. We’ll find the rotation at the nose position. They are playing with a chip on their shoulder.
  • Redshirt Sophomore Brock Miller is standing out at the linebacker position beside Pratt. He’s done some really good things. Sophomore Louis Acceus had a really good practice today. Redshirt Freshman Isaiah Moore had a hiccup the other day with an ankle, but he came back. All 4 of those kids, led by Pratt, all had good Springs, and are having a good camp. Freshman Calvin Hart has been sprinkled in there as well, and shown some promise.
  • The other cornerback position on the other side of Junior Nick McCloud is going to go all the way down to the end of camp. Sophomore Chris Ingram, Redshirt Junior Vernon Grier, Freshman Taiyon Palmer, Junior Kishawn Miller, Redshirt Senior Maurice Trowell…Coach Barlow does a good job with them, and we will get that rotation.

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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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