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Jakobi Meyers Legacy at NC State

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Redshirt Junior Wide Receiver Jakobi Meyers will not be returning to NC State for his Senior season, taking his talents to the NFL in 2019. 

The quarterback who was transformed into a wide receiver leaves as one of the best to ever play the position at NC State.

Meyers came to NC State as a 3-star dual-threat quarterback prospect, and redshirted his Freshman season at the position, before being moved to wide receiver a week before the season opener of his second year on campus.

In all reality, Jakobi only played 2 full seasons as a wide receiver, and what he was able to accomplish in that short span is nothing short of remarkable.

In basically 2.5 seasons, Meyers finished 5th in Career Receptions, 8th in Career Receiving Yards, and 5th in 100-yard receiving games.

Career Receptions

1. Jaylen Samuels, 2014-17 – 202
2. Jerricho Cotchery, 2000-03 – 200
3. Torry Holt, 1995-98 – 191
4. Kelvin Harmon, 2016-18 – 177
5. Jakobi Meyers, 2015-18 – 166

Career Receiving Yards

1. Torry Holt, 1995-98 – 3,379
2. Jerricho Cotchery, 2000-03 – 3,119
3. Kelvin Harmon, 2-16-18 – 2,665
4. Owen Spencer, 2007-10 – 2,441
5. Eddie Goines, 1991-94 – 2,351
6. Nasrallah Worthen, 1984-88 – 2,247
7. Mike Quick, 1978-81 – 1,934
8. Jakobi Meyers, 2015-18 – 1,932

100-Yard Receiving Games

1. Jerricho Cotchery, 2000-03 – 15
2. Torry Holt, 1995-98 – 14
2. Koren Robinson, 1999-00 – 14
4. Kelvin Harmon, 2016-18 – 13
5. Jakobi Meyers, 2015-18 – 8
5. Eddie Goines, 1991-94 – 8

What he did on the gridiron this year was something to behold. When you break one of Torry Holt’s records, you know you’ve arrived.

In what was ultimately his final season at NC State, Meyers had 92 receptions for 1,047 yards and 4 touchdowns. The 92 receptions broke Holt’s record for receptions in a single season at NC State.

Most Receptions in a Single Season

1. Jakobi Meyers, 2018 – 92
2. Torry Holt, 1998 – 88
3. Jerricho Cotchery, 2003 – 86
4. Jaylen Samuels, 2017 – 76
5. Kelvin Harmon, 2017 – 69
5. Tramain Hall, 2003 – 69

He became only the 5th receiver in school history to cross 1,000 receiving yards in a single season.

1) Torry Holt – 1998 – 1,604
2) Jerricho Cotchery – 2003 – 1,369
3) Jerricho Cotchery – 2002 – 1,192
4) Kelvin Harmon – 2018 – 1,186
5) Torry Holt – 1,099 – 1997
6) Koren Robinson – 2000 – 1,061
7) Jakobi Meyers – 2018 – 1,047
8) Kelvin Harmon – 2017 – 1,017

Meyers and Junior Kelvin Harmon leave as the best wide receiver duo in school history. The two of them earned 1st Team All-ACC honors this year, becoming the first tandem in ACC history to do so. The last Wolfpack receiver to earn 1st Team All-ACC honors was Jerricho Cothcery in 2003.

Jakobi is one of only 11 wide receivers in NC State history to be named to the All-ACC 1st Team.

2018 – Kelvin Harmon
2018 – Jakobi Meyers
2002-03 – Jerricho Cothcery
2000 – Koren Robinson
1997-98 – Torry Holt
1993-94 – Eddie Goines
1991 – Charles Davenport
1986,88 – Nasrallah Worthen
1972 – Pat Kenney
1967 – Harry Martell
1966 – Gary Rowe

Had Meyers chosen to return next year, he no doubt would have finished his career with the most receptions in school history, and finished in the Top-3 in career receiving yards.

 

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Dave Doeren’s Press Conference After WVU: BULLETED

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Head Coach Dave Doeren met with the media in his postgame press conference after NC State’s 44-27 loss to West Virginia yesterday. You can watch the video here, or check out a bulleted breakdown below.

  • 1st half did some good things offensively.
  • 2nd half couldn’t stop edges of their run game.
  • Give them credit. Did a lot of different things than we’d seen.
  • Adjusted, but didn’t do a good job getting players to understand adjustments.
  • Coaches have to own the loss first and foremost. Players have to be able to take the coaching.
  • Not ourselves.
  • Blocked punt a major mistake on mental error. Catchup from that point, & weren’t throwing ball well enough for that.
  • 5 of 17 on third down.
  • When you give up 200 yards rushing it’s hard to win.
  • We won’t let this game define us.

Touchdown struggles in 2nd half…

  • Multitude of things.
    • Dropped passes
    • Batted balls when we had guys open.
    • We ran the ball well into the boundary in 1st. They adjusted.
    • They won battle of the trenches today.

Run Defense issues…

  • Couldn’t stop the edges.
  • Have to be able to adjust during the game.

Matt McKay…

  • Did some good things.
  • Don’t think he played rattled.
  • Calm on sidelines.
  • Could do a lot of things better obviously.
  • A lot of things that happen are out of his control.
    • Dropped passes.
    • Not running the route right.
  • Easy to blame me. I’ll take it. Easy to blame QB, but there’s a lot of people involved, and all have to own it.

 

 

 

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West Virginia 44 NC State 27: ACCDN HIGHLIGHT REEL

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NC State lost their first game of the season today to West Virginia on the road, falling to the Mountaineers 44-27 in Morgantown. The ACC Digital Network’s Highlight Reel is below.

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West Virginia 44 NC State 27: OUR TAKE

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There wasn’t much to like about NC State’s performance this afternoon in a 44-27 blowout on the road at West Virginia.

The Wolfpack entered the game as 7-point favorites, and ended up losing by 17.

Excuses could be made.

Graduate Redshirt Senior Defensive End James Smith-Williams and Senior Cornerback Nick McCloud were unable to play. Both are captains, and both are starters. Redshirt Freshman Joseph Boletepeli was also out of commission.

With that being said, excuses don’t need to be made here. They won’t cover up what was a completely lack luster performance on both sides of the ball for the Wolfpack.

An anemic Mountaineers offense came alive against NC State today, for 445 yards of Total Offense.

Redshirt Junior Quarterback Austin Kendall had his coming out party against a rowdy home crowd. It’s funny how players always love to have career efforts against NC State, but I digress. Kendall is no slouch. He was a 4-Star prospect coming out of high school, committing to Oklahoma, before transferring to West Virginia to be the man to fill the shoes of Will Grier. He looked the part today, completing 27 of 40 passes for 272 yards with 3 touchdowns (1 interception) for a passing efficiency rating of 144.4.

Wide Receiver Sam James put on a clinic, with 9 receptions (career high) for 155 yards (career high) and a touchdown.

The Mountaineers averaged 1.1 yards per carry the first two games, and managed to average 6.2 today.

NC State’s offense struggled, due in large part to the struggles of Redshirt Sophomore Matt McKay. He wasn’t sharp, and didn’t look ready for this stage. I’m not saying he can’t get there, but it was a rough outing. He was overthrowing, under-throwing, throwing behind, etc. McKay finished the day 23 of 48 for 207 yards with 1 touchdown (0 interceptions).

Junior Wide Receiver Emeka Emezie was his target of choice, targeting him an insane 23 times. Emezie finished with 12 receptions for 103 yards. It was good to see Redshirt Junior Tight End Cary Angeline being featured two weeks in a row, reeling in 4 receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown.

Freshman Zonovan Knight and Sophomore Ricky Person were both effective today. Knight had 72 yards rushing (6.0 yards per carry), and Person had 52 yards (4.7 yards per carry).

The total yardage left much to be desired, producing 369 yards of total offense, but they didn’t turn the ball over, and put up 27 points on the road in a hostile environment. The defense giving up 44 points is what should be sending the biggest alarm bells off.

The Wolfpack will try to get the train back on the tracks next week, hosting Ball State at 7pm in Carter-Finley Stadium.

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West Virginia 44 NC State 27: BOX SCORE

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NC State fell 44-27 on the road against West Virginia this afternoon, falling to 2-1 on the year. The box score is below.

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