Very, very bad.
What Dave Doeren’s Wolfpack put on the field today in Chestnut Hill was an embarrassment, losing to Boston College…
Losing to a team that is better than you gets old, but can be understood. NC State was a 3-point favorite, and lost by 21.
What can’t be understood is a complete lack of composure, fundamentals, effort and preparation. The amount of missed tackles were astronomical.
What can’t be understood is Junior Wide Receiver Emeka Emezie dropping pass after pass. For what it’s worth, Emezie wasn’t the only other player with butter fingers.
What can’t be understood is the offensive play calling. The Co-Offensive Coordinator project has been a bust.
What can’t be understood is rushing for 56 yards against a team that allows opponents to rush for an average of 191.8 yards.
What can’t be understood is allowing the Eagles to rush for 429 yards. I don’t care that they are the best rushing team in the ACC. That should NEVER happen. 429 FREAKING YARDS. A.J. Dillon rushed for 223 yards and 3 touchdowns, and David Bailey rushed for 181 yards and 2 touchdowns. NC State had only given up 400 yards through the first 6 games. The Eagles rushed for 429 yards today. I just had to say it one more time.
What can’t be understood is that Devin Leary was the 3rd string Quarterback. What can’t be understood is that it took the coaching staff this long to give him this shot. In a short sample of work, he simply passes the eye test. It seems blatantly obvious that he’s the better choice.
I didn’t want to say anything positive about this game, but I’ll give a shoutout or two.
Redshirt Freshman Wide Receiver Devin Carter had a breakout performance, with 6 receptions for 140 yards.
Redshirt Sophomore Wide Receiver Thayer Thomas had 2 touchdown receptions, and 47 yards receiving.
Freshman Quarterback Devin Leary has some areas to work on, but the intangibles are there. Leary was 15 of 33 for 259 yards and 3 touchdowns (0 interceptions). Honestly, it shouldn’t even be a conversation. Leary should start for the Wolfpack against Wake Forest in two weeks. If that’s not the plan, Wolfpack fans will revolt.
NC State has next week off before they head up to dreaded Winston-Salem to face Wake Forest, who is always a thorn in the side of the Wolfpack.
This team is young. This team is injured. But I don’t want to hear a word about it.
Those are poor excuses.
The players that were able to play are better and more capable than that.
A lot of souls need to be searched, beginning with the coaching staff.
Former NC State Offensive Lineman Justin Chase Transfers to ECU
Offensive Lineman Justin Chase announced he was transferring from NC State back on December 1st.
Now we know where he will be playing his final year of eligibility.
Chase is transferring to East Carolina as a Graduate Transfer.
— Justin Chase (@justinchase_73) April 11, 2020
Chase only saw action in the first two games of last season for the Wolfpack, playing 2 snaps against ECU, and 12 against Western Carolina. He was a 3-Star prospect in the Wolfpack’s 2016 recruiting class.
NC State’s Dave Doeren Buys Lunch for Rex Hospital Employees
Earlier this week, NC State head football coach Dave Doeren bought lunch for 100 employees at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.
The food bought was from Moe’s Southwest Grill.
Rex is where NC State sends their players if they need to go to the hospital.
Alan Wolf, media relations manager for Rex Healthcare, told Jonas Pope IV of the News & Observer how much Doeren’s generosity meant.
“It’s a stressful time to be at the hospital,” Wolf told the N&O on Tuesday. “These are folks on the front line of helping patients through this pandemic. To have an outpouring of support from people like coach Doeren and those in the community who have donated all sorts of food, lunches, meals, it’s been an amazing thing to see.”
“It’s thoughtful, it’s generous and it’s heartwarming,” Wolf said. “When you’re in the hospital for however long your shift is and all of a sudden there’s a boxed lunch that a football coach donated, it means the world.” (N&O)
2020 Vegas Odds: NC State Football Regular Season Wins: 4.5
After a rough 2019, in which NC State’s football team posted a 4-8 (1-7) record, every Wolfpack fan is looking for a glimmer of hope that 2020 will yield better results.
Vegas has released their odds for the 2020 college football season, and NC State is projected to win 4.5 regular season games, missing a bowl for the second straight year.
According to their projections, here’s how ACC football teams are projected to improve or worsen in 2020.
Boston College: -1
Georgia Tech: –
NC State: +0.5
Virginia Tech: –
Wake Forest: -1
NC State Ranks 4th in the ACC in Football Revenue
FootballScoop shared their research last week on the highest grossing college football teams, and NC State ranked 4th in the ACC.
1. Florida State — $69 million
2. Clemson — $61 million
3. Miami — $56 million
4. NC State — $46 million
5. Syracuse — $44 million (FootballScoop)
The dates of their research were from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
For some perspective, the ACC doesn’t have a school ranked in the Top-15 nationally.
Power 5 — Top 15
1. Texas — $156 million
2. Georgia — $123 million
3. Michigan — $122 million
4. Notre Dame — $116 million
5. Ohio State — $115 million
6. Penn State — $100 million
7. Auburn — $95 million
8. Oklahoma — $94.8 million
9. Alabama — $94.6 million
10. Nebraska — $94.3 million
11. LSU — $92 million
12. Tennessee — $91 million
13. Wisconsin — $90 million
14. Florida — $85 million
15. Washington — $84 million (FootballScoop)
Wake Forest is tied for the 2nd lowest Football Revenue out of all the Power 5 schools, and Boston College ranks 5th.