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NC State’s Kevin Concepcion Ranks 57th in CBS Sports’ Preseason Top-100 College Football Players

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CBS Sports released their Preseason Top 100 College Football players heading into the 2024 season, and NC State Sophomore Wide Receiver Kevin Concepcion was ranked #57.

57. NC State WR Kevin Concepcion

The rising sophomore is an all-around talent who can beat you in a bunch of ways, but mainly as a receiver. Concepcion rushed for over 300 yards at 7.8 per carry and caught 71 balls and 10 touchdowns for the season. The true freshman lit up the ACC and did most of his damage on the intermediate part of the field but has the speed to make the explosive catches as well. In his second year of college football, I’m positioning Concepcion as a top-10 receiver in the country. (CBS)

ACC Players in the Top-100

24. Clemson LB Barrett Carter

30. Miami QB Cameron Ward

33. Miami DL Rueben Bain Jr.

35. FSU Edge Patrick Payton

57. NC State WR Kevin Concepcion

59. UNC Edge Kaimon Rucker

62. Miami WR Xavier Restrepo

63. Stanford WR Elic Ayomanor

63. UNC RB Omarion Hampton

70. Louisville Edge Tyler Baron

78. Clemson DL TJ Parker

82. Louisville Edge Ashton Gillotte

88. SMU Edge Elijah Roberts

98. Miami OT Francis Mauigoa

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NC State’s Justin Joly Boasts the 2nd Highest PFF Grade of Returning ACC TE’s

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When NC State picked up a commitment from UCONN’s Justin Joly out of the Transfer Portal this offseason, they picked up a commitment from the highest ranked Tight End in the Portal.

According to PFF, Joly boasts the highest Grade of any returning Tight End’s in the ACC.

Joly will be a Junior next year, with 3 years available to play his final 2 years of eligibility. He had an incredible Sophomore campaign this past season, catching 56 passes for 578 yards and 2 touchdowns. Joly had 4 receptions for 38 yards in the season opener against the Wolfpack.

Also, according to PFF, Joly forced 20 missed tackles last season, and caught 12 contested balls, ranking first amongst Tight Ends nationally in both categories.

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How Much is NC State Making from EA Sports College Football 25?

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EA Sports College Football 25 will release on July 19th, and the players won’t be the only people making money from the video game. The schools will be making some of that dough as well.

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EA Sports is paying schools different amounts based on a tier system. 📊

The tiers were derived based on points, 1 point per finish in the AP Top 25 over the last decade.

‣ Tier 1: $99,875.16
‣ Tier 2: $59,925.09
‣ Tier 3: $39,950.06
‣ Tier 4: $9,987.52

(Link)

ACC Teams Payout

Tier 1 – Clemson

Tier 2 – FSU, Stanford, Louisville, NC State, Miami, Pitt, Virginia Tech, North Carolina

Tier 3 – Syracuse, WF, GT, SMU

Tier 4 – Duke, Cal, Virginia, BC

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The Early Odds for the 2024 NC State vs. UNC Football Game are Out

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ESPN Bet has already released the early odds for the NC State vs. UNC football game in Chapel Hill that will be played on November 30th. The Wolfpack are 3.5-point Favorites, and the Total is 55. If you’re looking to get you’re bet in early, and you like the line, click the image below.

The Wolfpack have won 7 of the last 11 against the Tar Heels Straight Up, but they are 4-7 Against the Spread over that time.

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NC State is 1 of 8 Power 5 Teams that Hasn’t Won 10+ Football Games in a Season in 20+ Years

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NC State is 1 of 8 Power 5 Football Programs that hasn’t won 10+ games in a single season in 20+ seasons.

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The other teams that join the Wolfpack in this woeful stat are Maryland, Illinois, Virginia, Purdue, Iowa St., Indiana and Vanderbilt. The final three in this list have never won 10+ games in a single season.

NC State has only won 10+ games in a single season one time, and that was back in 2002, when Philip Rivers led the Wolfpack to an 11-3 record, which culminated in a win against Notre Dame in the Gator Bowl.

The Virginia Cavaliers and the Wolfpack are the only two ACC programs that haven’t won 10+ games in a single season in 20+ seasons.

Over the past 20+ seasons, NC State has won 9 games on 5 occasions, with Dave Doeren leading the Wolfpack to 4 of those.

With all of the talent that is on NC State’s roster, especially on the offensive side of the ball, 2024 is cooking up to be the year that Dave Doeren gets the monkey off the programs back.

Honestly, less than 10 wins next season will be a disappointment for the Wolfpack.

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