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NC State Offers FCS DT Elinus Noel III

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After Elinus Noel III (6’2″/230) entered the Transfer Portal yesterday, it didn’t take long for NC State to extend an offer.

He also has picked up offers from Baylor and Temple.

Noel III played last year at Texas Southern, which is in the FCS. As a Junior, he had 52 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in 10 games.

Prior to Texas Southern, Noel III spent his first two seasons at Nicholls State, where he recorded a total of 53 tackles.

247Sports ranked him as a 3-Star prospect in the 2021 recruiting class out of New Orleans (LA).

Noel III has 1 year of eligibility remaining.

With Nick Campbell entering the Transfer Portal, NC State is in the hunt for some depth at Nose Tackle. Even if the staff were to feel confident with what they have in JR Brandon Cleveland and RS-SODJ Jackson, the Wolfpack is in need of depth at the position.

Matthew is Publisher and Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He is also the Lead Pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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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

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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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