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Dave Doeren Meets with the Press After BC Loss: BULLETED

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NC State head coach Dave Doeren met with the media after the Wolfpack’s 45-24 loss to Boston College this afternoon. You can watch the video here, or read the bulleted breakdown below.

Failing to stop the run…

  • Don’t know where to start.
    • Didn’t tackle well.
    • Didn’t set edges.
    • Didn’t play low enough.
    • Didn’t have good enough technique.
  • Pushed around at times.
  • Their running backs ran through contact.
  • Bottom line: they did a better job.

Devin Leary…

  • Felt like Bailey Hockman was a little bit shook.
    • Could be wrong on that, but that’s how I felt.
  • Devin Leary went in and looked calm and we wanted to give him a shot.
    • He seemed level. Wasn’t pressing and was just playing.
  • Valuable reps for him to get out there and see what he can do.

Injuries…

  • There’s 11 guys that were in our 2-deep when the season started that aren’t playing right now.
    • Makes it hard for chemistry on either side of the ball.
    • There’s a lot of guys not playing. Not an excuse.
  • The guys out there have to take advantage of the opportunity to play better.
  • Have to do everything schematically to give them opportunities to make plays.

Red zone efficiency…

  • It’s everything.
  • Ran a timing route for Thayer Thomas early in the game.
    • He was open and Bailey Hockman threw it over his head. Would have been a touchdown.
  • We got stopped 2x down there on an inside rush off the edge.
    • Last year, Reggie Gallaspy could’ve ran threw that probably. Freshman Running Backs not there yet.
  • Went with Matt McKay to see if he could get us some QB run game going. Didn’t get us in the end zone.
  • There’s a lot of things we’ve got to look at. It’s infinite right now.

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NC State is a 1-Point Underdog vs. Georgia Tech

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When the Vegas betting lines opened for the matchup between NC State and Georgia Tech this Thursday night, it opened dead even…as a Pick ‘Em. Since then, the line has shifted in the Yellow Jackets favor, now sitting as 1-point favorites at home.

The Total is sitting at 48.5.

Both teams are 2-7-1 against the spread in 2019.

Dating back to 2005, Georgia Tech has been the favorite in their last 5 matchups against the Wolfpack.

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  • North Carolina State are 1-7 Against The Spread in their last 8 games.
  • North Carolina State are 1-5 Straight Up in their last 6 games.
  • North Carolina State are 3-11 Straight Up in their last 14 games against Georgia Tech.
  • North Carolina State are 1-6 Against The Spread in their last 7 games on the road.
  • North Carolina State are 2-4 Straight Up in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Georgia Tech.
  • North Carolina State are 1-5 Straight Up in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of North Carolina State’s last 15 games played in November.

Georgia Tech 

  • Georgia Tech are 2-10-1 Against The Spread in their last 13 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Tech’s last 6 games.
  • Georgia Tech are 1-7 Straight Up in their last 8 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgia Tech’s last 5 games against North Carolina State.
  • Georgia Tech are 0-5 Against The Spread in their last 5 games at home.
  • Georgia Tech are 4-2 Straight Up in their last 6 games when playing at home against North Carolina State.
  • Georgia Tech are 1-4 Straight Up in their last 5 games this season.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Georgia Tech’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference.
  • Georgia Tech are 1-4 Against The Spread in their last 5 games played in November.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Georgia Tech’s last 9 games played on a Thursday. (OddShark)

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NC State’s Deonte Holden to Play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

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Graduate Redshirt Senior Defensive End Deonte Holden will be playing in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl.

Holden was awarded a 6th year of eligibility last year, giving him the opportunity to play one more year in 2019.

In 9 games this year, Holden has 8 tackles (2 tackles for loss), 1.5 sacks and 1 QB Hurry.

Two years ago, NC State Cornerback Mike Stevens played in the Collegiate Bowl.

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NC State’s James Smith-Williams Accepts Invitation to Play in East-West Shrine Bowl

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NC State Graduate Redshirt Senior Defensive End James Smith-Williams has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Bowl.

Last year, the Wolfpack had two players play in the East-West game: Punter A.J. Cole and Offensive Tackle Tyler Jones. The year before that, Defensive End Kentavius Street and Offensive Guard Tony Adams played in the annual showcase.

Smith-Williams has been dinged up all year, but has 20 tackles (1 for loss), 1 sack and 7 QB Hurries in 7 games in 2019. He was 3rd on The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman’s Preseason list of the Top Freaks in College Football.

No player on this entire list has had the type of transformation that Smith-Williams has had. He arrived five years ago weighing a spindly 196 pounds. Now he’s a hulking 265. He benches 420, doing 27 reps at 225. He squats 620 and cleans 374. Smith-Williams vertical jumps 40 inches and has clocked a 4.43 in his pro agility time. Earlier this week, he ran an electronically timed 40 at 4.58. The hand time was 4.52. (Athletic)

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Louisville 34 NC State 20: ACCDN Highlight Reel & Condensed Game

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NC State’s Football team fell to 4-6 tonight, losing to Atlantic Division foe Louisville 34-20 in Carter-Finley Stadium. The ACC Digital Network’s Highlight Reel and Condensed Game are below.

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