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.
State’s season in a nutshell pic.twitter.com/SQl5c9SYjk
— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) November 10, 2019
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.