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VIDEO: NC State’s Thayer Thomas Talks After Breakout Performance Against Georgia State

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NC State slot receiver Thayer Thomas (Redshirt Freshman) spoke with the media after the Wolfpack trounced Georgia State 41-7 this afternoon. Thomas had 9 receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown. He also made a 56-yard pass to Trent Pennix.

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

On if this is where he expected to be by the end of week 2…

  • I set preseason goals with Coach McDonald (Wide Receivers Coach). I wrote down a goal of having two touchdowns. I’m right there where I want to be. If I just keep going from here, and keep building, I’ll have a pretty good season.

On the one-handed touchdown grab…

  • The guy was holding my jersey in the back, so I couldn’t get both hands on it, but I was able to get one hand out there. Me, Stephen Louis and Emeka Emezie worked on one-handed catches all summer. Probably every other day we went out there and caught one-handers off the jug machine.
  • I feel like after I made that catch Ryan was looking for me. Made him more confident in throwing me the ball.

On the double pass play to Freshman RB Trent Pennix…

  • We were supposed to do the double pass play last week (James Madison). This week the defense gave us a look where we were able to make the play. I just caught it and threw it to the hash where he (Trent Pennix) was running to.

On the opportunity…

  • I’m blessed they trust me to go out there and play. They wouldn’t put me in positions if they didn’t trust me. That’s what I wanted to do this whole offseason. Gain their trust.
  • I know Jakobi (Meyers) had full confidence in me to go out there and replace what he’s able to do. He told me all week at practice “It’s your turn.” Whoever gets put in that position should be able to go out there and make plays, because the slot receiver in our offense is looked at a lot. Any receiver put in this position could have done it. Steph, Emeka, Kelvin, Jakobi last week.

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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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