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Dave Doeren Breaks Down the Running Backs After Day 2

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Head Coach Dave Doeren spoke with the media after NC State’s 2nd practice of the season. You can watch the video here, or check out the bulleted breakdown below.

  • Ricky Person had a postseason repair. Just taking time with protocol. Had a lot of things when he got here: wrist–>hamstring–>hip. Wanted to get him right heading into camp. Now he’s doing everything. He’s almost 250 lbs. Gained weight. Looks good. Most experienced back. Oldest guy we’ve got. Huge having him in there.
  • Haven’t seen Trent Pennix’s transformation yet on the field. Hasn’t gotten out on any of his runs, because defense was in right place. Trained hard. Excited to see.
  • I think it’s the deepest RB group I’ve had. 3 new guys: Bam, Jordan Houston and Delbert Mimms. Trent and Ricky, already talked about. 5 guys that can play. Need to get them a ton of reps now.
  • Assuming Ricky or Trent will handle 3rd-and-short. Delbert’s a thick kid too. Just don’t want to expect that from the freshman quite yet.
  • Jordan Houston’s really good out of the backfield too. Good receiver. He’s impressive. He’s quick. Good vision. Explosive. Chip on his shoulder. I like watching him play.

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NC State DE Xavier Lyas Enters Transfer Portal

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NC State Redshirt Sophomore Defensive End Xavier Lyas has officially entered his name into the Transfer Portal.

Lyas has flashed his potential all season long, collecting 4.0 sacks (4.5 tackles for loss) on the year, but that has all come in very limited playing time. The most snaps he has played in a game is 19 against Wake Forest.

There is a lot of depth at the Defensive End position, and there aren’t as many snaps to go around with the Pack primarily running a 3-3-5 defensive scheme. Also, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding Jeffrey Gunter, who is a transfer from Coastal Carolina who is sitting out this season, meaning that he won’t likely be guaranteed snaps next season.

Lyas was listed as James Smith-Williams backup against Clemson, but he likely missed the contest due to transferring, and not injury.

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Mr. and Mrs. Wuf Wore BLACK for the RED OUT, Which was Fitting

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It was supposed to be a RED OUT in Carter-Finley Stadium tonight for the Wolfpack’s Homecoming game versus Clemson.

Maybe in the most ironic moment of the night, Mr. and Mrs. Wuf were on the field dancing with the Dance Team in all black.

That was fitting.

NC State was a lifeless team tonight, suffering a 55-10 beat down at the hands of Clemson.

The Wolfpack entered the game with an injury epidemic.

The following players have been lost for the year.

Redshirt Junior Right Tackle Justin Witt
Junior Cornerback Chris Ingram
Redshirt Junior Wide Receiver C.J. Riley
Redshirt Junior Tight End Dylan Autenrieth (Captain)
Graduate Redshirt Senior Left Tackle Tyrone Riley
Redshirt Freshman Cornerback Taiyon Palmer
Sophomore Cornerback Teshaun Smith

Tonight, the Wolfpack were without starting Linebackers Louis Acceus (Junior) and Isaiah Moore (Redshirt Sophomore) due to injury. Reserves Free Safety Isaiah Stallings (Redshirt Junior) and Defensive End Xavier Lyas (Redshirt Sophomore) both were unable to go tonight.

Starting Offensive Lineman Joe Sculthorpe was suspended for the contest.

Things didn’t end there.

Starting Redshirt Freshman Cornerback De’Von Graves left the game and didn’t return.

Starting Redshirt Freshman Linebacker Payton Wilson left the game with a sprained shoulder, and didn’t return.

On the play Wilson was hurt, this was literally the scene on the field.

Graduate Redshirt Senior Defensive End James Smith-Williams and Sophomore Defensive Tackle Alim McNeil would eventually get up and return to the game.

Freshman Linebacker Drake Thomas was injured at the end of the game.

Sophomore Running Back Ricky Person warmed up, but didn’t play.

Freshman Running Back Zonovan Knight may have rushed for 139 yards and a touchdown, but he wasn’t 100%, and was dinged up on a short run.

Redshirt Freshman Linebacker C.J. Hart was injured during the game, but was able to return.

Honestly, I’m probably missing some injuries…

Mr. and Mrs. Wuf wearing all BLACK was completely appropriate.

 

 

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Clemson 55 NC State 10: ACCDN Highlight Reel & Condensed Game

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Below is the ACC Digital Network’s Highlight Reel and Condensed Game from NC State’s 55-10 loss to Clemons tonight.

This is better to watch if you’re a Clemson fan.

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Clemson 55 NC State 10: BOX SCORE

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NC State was trampled by #5 Clemson 55-10 tonight. The Box Score is below.

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