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NC State’s Payton Wilson & Kevin Concepcion Earn ACC Week 6 Honors

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NC State Linebacker Payton Wilson was named the ACC Week 6 Linebacker of the Week for his performance against Marshall. This is back-to-back weeks in which he has earned the honor, and the third time this season. Freshman Wide Receiver Kevin Concepcion was named Rookie of the Week for the 2nd time this year.

LINEBACKER – Payton Wilson, NC State, LB, Hillsborough, N.C.
For the second straight week and third time this season, Wilson garnered Linebacker of the Week honors. The Butkus Linebacker of the Month for September, Wilson led the Wolfpack in tackles in the win over undefeated Marshall with 14 stops. He had six solo stops, a sack for a loss of six yards, a fumble recovery with a 10-yard return, and a quarterback hurry for the game. Marshall’s running back was averaging 118.8 rushing yards per game but was held to just 63 yards for the game behind Wilson and the Pack defense. As a team, the Herd gained just 104 rushing yards. His average of 11.7 stops per game leads the ACC and ranks fourth in the FBS.

ROOKIE – Kevin Concepcion, NC State, WR, Charlotte, N.C.
Concepcion hauled in eight receptions for 102 yards in NC State’s win over Marshall, marking his second 100-plus-yard receiving game of the season. He scored two touchdowns in the game, on a 17-yard catch and an 8-yard reception, and added another reception for 38 yards, the longest of his young collegiate career. The true freshman tallied 87 of his 102 yards after the catch. It marks his second Rookie of the Week Award this year. (TheACC)

Matthew is Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He writes for all sports, with a focus on football and recruiting, and is in charge of business strategy. He is an NC State alum who majored in business. Matthew is also the lead pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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WATCH: PackInsider’s Kevin Concepcion Freshman Highlight Reel

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Kevin Concepcion had one of the best seasons by a Freshman in the history of the NC State football program. He was named the ACC Rookie of the Year and earned Freshman All-American honors. Concepcion finished his first collegiate season with 71 receptions for 839 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also rushed the ball for 320 yards, averaging 7.8 yards per carry. Concepcion broke NC State’s Freshman records for receptions and touchdown receptions.

Check out PackInsider’s Highlight Reel of Kevin Concepcion’s Freshman season ABOVE.

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Vegas is Higher on NC State Heading Into 2024 Than They Were Heading Into Last Year

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The bookmakers in Las Vegas have released their odds for total regular season wins for the 2024 College Football season, and NC State is sitting at 8.5. For perspective, entering the 2023 season, the number was 6.5, and the Wolfpack went on to win 9.

Here’s a look at Vegas’ opinion of the rest of the ACC heading into 2024:

FSU – 9.5
Clemson – 9.5
Miami – 9.5
NC State – 8.5
Louisville – 8.5
UNC – 8.5
SMU – 7.5
Virginia Tech – 7.5
Duke – 6.5
California – 6.5
Syracuse – 6.5
Pitt – 5.5
Georgia Tech – 5.5
Boston College – 4.5
Virginia – 4.5
Wake Forest – 4.5
Stanford – 3.5

(FanDuel)

What are your thoughts? Are you taking the Over or the Under on NC State? Or what are your thoughts on any of the other teams?

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ESPN Includes NC State in Their 2024 College Football Way-Too-Early Preseason Top-25

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ESPN recently released their 2024 College Football Way-Too-Early Preseason Top-25, and they ranked NC State 18th.

1. Georgia
2. Ohio State
3. Oregon
4. Texas
5. Notre Dame
6. Ole Miss
7. Mizzou
8. Penn State
9. Alabama
10. Utah
11. Arizona
12. LSU
13. Michigan
14. Oklahoma
15. Florida State
16. Tennessee
17. Oklahoma State
18. NC State
19. Clemson
20. Kansas State
21. Louisville
22. Kansas
23. Kentucky
24. Miami
25. Texas A&M

ACC Teams in the Way-Too-Early Top-25

15. FSU
18. NC State
19. Clemson
21. Louisville
24. Miami

Here’s what they had to say about the Wolfpack:

18. NC State Wolfpack

Previous ranking: 20

2023 record: 9-4, 6-2 ACC

Winter update: The Wolfpack should be much more explosive on offense after adding former Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall and some nice playmakers around him. McCall passed for more than 10,000 yards with 106 total touchdowns with the Chanticleers. The Wolfpack also added Jordan Waters, who was Duke’s leading rusher with 819 yards and 12 scores in 2023. Eight new receivers are coming in, including Noah Rogers (Ohio State) and Wesley Grimes (Wake Forest). Tight end Justin Joly was very productive at UConn. Safety Donovan Kaufman (Auburn) and cornerbacks Tamarcus Cooley (Maryland) and Devon Marshall (Villanova) might help fill some holes in the secondary. (ESPN)

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247Sports Includes NC State in Their 2024 College Football Way-Too-Early Top-25

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247Sports has released their updated 2024 College Football Way-Too-Early Top-25, after signing day and coaching changes, and they included NC State at #21.

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ACC Teams in the Way-Too-Early Top-25

12. Miami

15. Clemson

18. FSU

20. Louisville

21. NC State

23. Virginia Tech

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