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VIDEO: NC State’s Ryan Finley Talks After Georgia State

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NC State quarterback Ryan Finley spoke with the media after the Wolfpack trounced Georgia State 41-7 this afternoon. He was 31 of 38 for 370 yards and 2 touchdowns (1 interception).

The VIDEO is below, and a BULLETED breakdown is below.

  • Think we did a lot of things better. Got off to a fast start, which is something we preached.
  • Think the first drive of the third quarter is an area to improve. We need to get points on that 1st drive of the 2nd half.
  • Really important that we’re 2-0. Really excited for next week.
  • We’ve got a lot of weapons. It’s pretty special when I can throw it out to a lot of different targets. A lot of different playmakers.
  • I think it’s important in a game like this to get younger guys in the game. We got some guys in on the offensive line, and Matt McKay (QB). The more you can get a lot of depth in the game, that’s important.
  • We’re going to keep running the ball. That’s what we do. A lot of improvement is needed, but we’re on a good path.
  • It’s fun being more comfortable out there. Being able to focus on my teammates more.
  • I call them 70/30 balls when I throw them to Kelvin (Harmon). 70% Kelvin…30% incomplete.

On Redshirt Freshman Wide Receiver Thayer Thomas’ monster performance…

  • Trustworthy is a word I think of when I think of Thayer (Thomas). Unbelievable grab there in the end zone with his left hand. He’s special. He’s worked for it and earned the right to be on this stage. Been really impressed with him these first two weeks.

On Redshirt Graduate Senior Running Back Brady Bodine’s touchdown…

  • Brady Bodine’s touchdown is a long time coming. That’s 5 years of Brady sticking to the process, and trusting it. Excited about what he’s going to be able to do for us. Heck of a run.

On Freshman Running Back Trent Pennix’s performance…

  • Was impressed with Freshman Trent Pennix (RB). He had a really good game. We had set up a lot for him to get in the game. To get him in the rhythm of the game. That was important. Him getting his first TD. That was exciting.

On the Wolfpack Defense…

  • The defense bailed us out a bunch. They gave us good field position, which is all you can ask for. Only gave up 7 points. That’s huge. Can think of numerous times we got the ball at the 50-yard line. If we get the ball at the 50, we have to strike. That’s our job…to put up points when they give us a short field like that.

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6 NC State Players Named to Phil Steele’s 2019 Preseason All-ACC Teams

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Phil Steele’s 2019 Preseason All-ACC Teams are out, and 6 NC State players made the cut.

2nd Team – Defensive Tackle – Larrell Murchison

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3rd Team – Wide Receiver Emeka Emezie

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3rd Team – Place Kicker Chris Dunn

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3rd Team – Offensive Guard – Joshua Fedd-Jackson

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3rd Team – Linebacker Isaiah Moore

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3rd Team – Offensive Tackle Justin Witt

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NC State Football is an Early 20-Point Favorite Over ECU in Season Opener

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We are still 2.5 months away from opening day of the 2019 NC State Football season, but that hasn’t stopped Vegas from creating extremely early betting lines.

According to OddShark, the Wolfpack are early 20-point favorites over the East Carolina Pirates for the season opener in Carter-Finley Stadium on August 31st at Noon.

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North Carolina State are 3-6 Against the Spread in their last 9 games.

North Carolina State are 11-4 Straight Up in their last 15 games.

North Carolina State are 7-1 Straight Up in their last 8 games at home.

North Carolina State are 5-1 Straight Up in their last 6 games against an opponent in the American Athletic Conference conference.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State’s last 6 games played in August.

North Carolina State are 3-9 Against the Spread in their last 12 games played in Week 1.

The total has gone UNDER in 12 of North Carolina State’s last 18 games played on a Saturday.

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East Carolina are 2-7 Against the Spread in their last 9 games.

East Carolina are 1-7 Straight Up in their last 8 games.

East Carolina are 0-8 Straight Up in their last 8 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of East Carolina’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of East Carolina’s last 8 games played in week 1.

East Carolina are 1-6 Straight Up in their last 7 games played on a Saturday.

East Carolina are 1-6 Against the Spread in their last 7 games when playing as the underdog.

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NC State Unveils Stealth Wolf Uniforms for Syracuse Game on Military Appreciation Day

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NC State unveiled the new “Stealth Wolf” Uniforms today that Adidas hooked them up with for the Wolfpack’s Military Appreciation Day game against Syracuse this Fall on October 10th.

Senior Defensive End James Smith-Williams is the mysterious man under the helmet, waking up at 4:30am to head down to Wilmington for the video/photo shoot.

Pack Creative continues to put out stellar work.

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NC State vs. West Virginia Kickoff Set for Noon…

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Yes…you read the headline right.

Another game on the 2019 NC State football schedule is set to kickoff before 1pm.

With this news, NC State’s first three games of the 2019 season will kickoff before 1pm.

  • Game 1: August 31st: East Carolina: Noon (ACC Network)
  • Game 2: September 7th: Western Carolina: 12:30pm (RSN)
  • Game 3: September 14th: @ West Virginia: Noon (FS1)

Five of NC State’s last seven home games have kicked off at 1pm or before, and their 1st two home games once again in 2019 follow suit.

As Dave Doeren once said in reference to Noon kickoffs:

“It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, fans just need to get up and do what they do earlier.”

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