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WATCH: NC State C Garrett Bradbury Runs it in, LG Terronne Prescod Punts it into the Stands



NC State was up 44-0 when Freshman Defensive Tackle Alim McNeil stripped the ball away from East Carolina Junior Running Back Hussein Howe, and Wolfpack Redshirt Sophomore Linebacker Brock Miller recovered the fumble, running it 12 yards to the 1-yard line.

It was the perfect setup to run a play that has been lingering in the back of NC State’s play book collecting dust.

Redshirt Graduate Senior Quarterback Ryan Finley handed the ball to Redshirt Graduate Senior Center Garrett Bradbury, who followed the blocks of Redshirt Sophomore Center Joe Sculthorpe and Redshirt Sophomore Offensive Tackle Kendall Brown, tumbling into the end zone.

Bradbury then handed the ball to Redshirt Senior Left Guard Terronne Prescod, who proceeded to punt the ball into the stands.

He confirmed after the game that Prescod didn’t take the ball from him, but that the ball was given to him. They have been talking for awhile about what the celebration would be.

“Prescod has been begging to punt the ball. He wants to show he has some versatility as a player. Everyone has been saying keep the ball, run to the sideline, and put it in a case,” said Bradbury. “If I did that, I would look at it everyday and wonder, what if Big T could have punted it. I gave it to T.”

Two things led to the ball ending up in the stands. First, Prescod’s persistence in wanting to show the world he isn’t a one-trick-pony.

Secondly, Bradbury’s fear of the regret he would feel if he cheated the world of watching the 334-pound Prescod sail the ball into the stands.

Also, there aren’t many things in this life as beautiful as watching a Center celebrate a touchdown run…especially when their legs fail them, but their teammates are there to pick them up off the ground to jump around some more.



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Sporting News 2019 Bowl Projection for NC State



Sporting News released their early 2019 College Football Bowl Projections this morning, and they project that NC State will play Purdue in the Quick Lane Bowl.

The Quick Lane Bowl began in 2014, and is played at Ford Field, the home of the Detroit Lions. It annually features a matchup between a Big Ten team against an ACC or Mid-American Conference team.

Sporting News ACC Bowl Projections

  • Quick Lane Bowl – NC State vs. Purdue
  • Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl – Boston College vs. Arizona State
  • Walk-On’s Independence Bowl – Wake Forest vs. South Carolina
  • New Era Pinstripe Bowl – Virginia Tech vs. Michigan State
  • Military Bowl Presented by Northrup Grumman – UNC vs. Army
  • Camping World Bowl – Pittsburgh vs. Oklahoma State
  • Belk Bowl – Florida State vs. Ole Miss
  • Hyundai Sun Bowl – Miami vs. Washington State
  • Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl – Virginia vs. Kentucky
  • Capital One Orange Bowl – Syracuse vs. Florida
  • PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (semifinal) – Clemson vs. Texas (SN)

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Athlon Names 8 NC State Players to Preseason 2019 All-ACC Football Teams



Athlon released their early 2019 Preseason All-ACC Football teams today, and 8 NC State players were included.

  • 2nd Team – Safety – Jarius Morehead
  • 2nd Team – Place Kicker – Chris Dunn
  • 3rd Team – Offensive Line – Joshua Fedd-Jackson
  • 3rd Team – Defensive Line – James Smith-Williams
  • 4th Team – Running Back – Ricky Person
  • 4th Team – Wide Receiver – Emeka Emezie
  • 4th Team – Offensive Line – Justin With
  • 4th Team – Defensive Line – Alim McNeil

Team Totals

Clemson – 14

Syracuse – 11

Miami – 9

Virginia – 9

Virginia Tech – 9

NC State – 8

Florida State – 8

Wake Forest – 7

Boston College – 6

Louisville – 6

UNC – 6

Pitt – 6

Duke – 5

Georgia Tech – 4

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NC State Football: Early Season Game Times Announced



The ACC announced the early season football game times today. Here’s a run down of NC State’s.

  • Game 1: August 31st: East Carolina: Noon (ACC Network)
  • Game 2: September 7th: Western Carolina: 12:30pm (RSN)
  • Game 6: October 10th (Thursday): Syracuse: 8pm (ESPN)
  • Game 11: November 21st (Thursday): @ Georgia Tech: 8pm (ESPN)

Five of NC State’s last seven home games have kicked off at 1pm or before, and their 1st two games once again in 2018 follow suit.

Honestly, I was hoping the existence of the ACC Network would eliminate some of the ridiculousness, but if Week 1 is any indication, I guess not.

Also, the Wolfpack were hoping to get their matchup against Western Carolina on a Friday night game on ACC Extra, but nothing doing.

With that being said, two Thursday night games on ESPN is dope.

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NC State’s P AJ Cole Signs Free Agent Deal with the Raiders



NC State Punter AJ Cole has officially signed a Undrafted Free Agent contract with the Oakland Raiders.

Cole passed his tryout with the Raiders this past weekend at Rookie Mini Camp, ultimately bumping another punter out.

Cole’s 220 punts rank 3rd in NC State history, his 9,288 punting yards ranks 2nd, and his 42.2 yard average ranks 3rd.

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