2014 NC State Football Schedule is Out with Quick Thoughts

Here is NC State’s 2014 Football Schedule. The open dates are good, 9/27 – 10/18 is bad.

Aug. 30 Georgia Southern (Wolfpack Club Day)
Sept. 6 Old Dominion (Ag Day)
Sept. 13 @ South Florida
Sept. 20 Presbyterian
Sept. 27 Florida State
Oct. 4 @ Clemson
Oct. 11 Boston College (Hall of Fame Day)
Oct. 18 @ Louisville
Oct. 25 Open
Nov. 1 @ Syracuse
Nov. 8 Georgia Tech (Homecoming)
Nov. 15 Wake Forest
Nov. 22 Open
Nov. 29 @ North Carolina

NC State will play five of its first seven games at Carter-Finley Stadium in 2014, according to the schedule released today by the Atlantic Coast Conference office. In total, the Wolfpack will face seven bowl teams and three teams that finished the 2013 campaign ranked in the top 15, as Dave Doeren’s squad will host defending National Champion Florida State and travel to Clemson and Louisville.

Full presser here

Aug.30th – Georgia Southern (2013 record 7-4)
A new coach takes over a program that graduated 16 seniors and will return 23 Jrs. Georgia Southern also went to The Swamp last year and upset the Florida Gators….without completing a pass. JackWolf prediction – W

Sep.6th – ODU (2013 record 8-4)
ODU comes to Carter-Finley with Sr and talented QB Taylor Heinicke but the Monarchs defense struggled mightly last season giving up 79pts to Howard, 59 to Citadel, 66 to Rhode Island and finishing the year by letting UNC hang 80 on them. JackWolf homer prediction – W

Sept.13th – at USF (2013 record 2-10)
South Florida struggled big time under first year coach, Willie Taggert, winning only 2 games against Cincy & UCONN. Taggert is a good coach and State went through similar struggles last year so anything can happen here.JackWolf homer prediction – W

Sept.20 Presbyterian (2013 record; does anyone care??)
JackWolf homer prediction – W

Sept.27th – Florida State (2013 record 14-0)
The defending National Champs come to Raleigh the week after then pound Clemson. Our only hope is a hangover game but even then this FSU team is talented enough to win in a venue that has giving the Noles trouble in recent years. JackWolf homer prediction – L

Oct.4 at Clemson (2013 record 11-2)
The Taj Boyd error is finally over but Clemson reloads with another top rated QB and somehow has been able to hang on to Chad Morris for another year. Does the Pack get redemption for the epic hose-job that was the Brian Underwood call? Jackwolf homer prediction – L

Oct.11 Boston College (2013 record 7-6)
As long as Andre Williams has graduated we have a chance. JackWolf homer prediction – W

Oct.18 at Lousiville (2013 record 12-1)
There is no telling what we will get out of this year’s Louisville team without Teddy Bridgewater and with new-ish coach Bobby Petrino. They have the talent to be good and Petrino is a good coach but a lot will depend on who they find to replace Bridgewater for their first season in the ACC. Jackwolf homer prediction – L

Oct. 25 Open
Resting after a “red wedding”-esque stretch

Nov.1 at Syracuse (2013 record 7-6)
If we don’t give up two 100 yard rushers again this year this game should be pretty close. Jackwolf homer prediction – W

Nov. 8 Georgia Tech (2013 record 7-6)
Vad Lee transferring. Paul Johnson on the hot seat. Triple option. This will be interesting. Jackwolf homer prediction – W

Nov.16th – Wake Forest (2013 record 4-8
Wake struggled last year but still finished ahead of State and beat us in Winston-Salem. The Pack fares much better against the Deacs in Raleigh and this year could be a tough transition year for first year coach Dave Clawson. JackWolf homer prediction – W

Nov. 22 Open
Prepping for UNC

Nov.29 at UNC (2013 record 7-6)
For the first time this rivalry/non-rivalry game closes out the season (TOB wouldn’t be happy about this). Let’s assume the Tar Heels aren’t too busy tweeting about Russell Wilson to show up they’ll field an experienced QB and some talented offensive weapons. Jackwolf homer prediction – L

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  • #38120

    JackWolf
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    Here is NC State’s 2014 Football Schedule. The open dates are good, 9/27 – 10/18 is bad. Aug. 30 Georgia Southern (Wolfpack Club Day) Sept. 6 Old Domi[See the full post at: 2014 NC State Football Schedule is Out with Quick Thoughts]

    #38126

    Deacon Blues
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    F U Swofford

    #38127

    Fastback68
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    Worst to first!

    #38128

    budfox88
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    Wonder who’s idea it was for the back to back a$$ poundings of FSU and VerKlemptson? Ouch!!!! Gonna be interesting to see how we hold up physically this year…hope it’s better than last several!!!

    #38134

    Prowling Woofie
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    That’s a murederer’s row for us – FSU, @Clemson, BC (with whom we always struggle), then @Louisville.

    Swofford’s taking out UNX’s public embarrassment on us.

    #38135

    FergusWolf
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    I’m pretty disappointed with our non-conference schedule. I understand that we want to figure out how to win 6 games so we can go to the Cheesy-McNutts Bowl, but the NC schedule is awful.

    So, we have home games against:
    Georgia Southern – former FCS stud
    ODU – current FBS dud
    Southern Florida – past their Hayday
    Presbyterian – current FCS dud
    FSU – National Champions
    BC – current ACC bottom feeder
    GT – current ACC bottom feeder
    WF – current ACC bottom feeder

    Frankly, who’s going to buy tickets?

    #38136

    Greywolf
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    Good to see the schedule out. Gives us something to complain about to balance the recruiting going well.

    Jackwolf predicted wins are doable although I would love to swap one of our Ws for that L in our last game.

    My short wish list for 2014:
    Jacoby Brissett is half as good or better than Dorean believes he is
    We get a magic wand waved over the defense and we show up like bad asses.
    Brian Underwood has an All ACC type year

    There will be no self-imposed sanctions. We'll have this wrapped up by Friday.
    #38137

    FergusWolf
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    At least 1/2 of the other ACC teams have chosen to play games outside the conference…

    BC – Play Southern Cal
    Clempson – Plays Georgia and South Carolina
    FSU – Plays Oklahoma State, Notre Dame (semi-NC), and Florida
    Louisville – Notre Dame (again, semi-NC)
    NCSU – Nobody!
    Syracuse – Maryland, I mean Nobody!
    WF – Nobody!
    Duke – Kansas…oops sorry, wrong sport, Nobody!
    GT – Georgia
    Miami – Nebraska
    UNC – Notre Dame (again, semi-NC)
    Pitt – Nobody…I mean Iowa
    Virginia – UCLA
    VT – Ohio State

    Alas, we will be spending the year on ESPN3 and the ACC Network…

    #38139

    LRM
    Keymaster

    Better get used to this type of scheduling, it seems to be Doeren’s preference.

    I imagine Presby will be optional for season tix holders like Richmond was last year.

    #38140

    TheCOWDOG
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    LeRM, I’ve got the greatest of respect for you, so you might be holding cards I can’t see.

    I was about to go off on Yow, as the AD who is the “arrainger” for OCC ( with coach input. )

    In his years at NIU, they played 2…Two FCS teams.

    Please ‘splain about getting used to it, my man.

    I’m really, really perplexed on how Yow had to fill the slate with 3 FCers.

    #38141

    Pack85EE
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    Ferguswolf, I hate to say it but I think BC, GT and WF are playing @ the current bottom feeder. Hopefully that will not be the case by the time GT and Wake come calling.

    And hopefully we’ll schedule tougher when we get the players we need.

    #38142

    wolf71
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    I am happy that recruiting is going well, but next year will be a tough one again. 4-8 to 5-7 at best. Hopefully a full offseason will help the coaches and the players.

    #38143

    LRM
    Keymaster

    Cow, no special insights. I remember hearing or reading a comment Doeren made about his scheduling philosophy. It could be Deb or a combination of factors. Either way, it’s the season ticket holders who suffer.

    #38144

    Greywolf
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    “Who’s going to buy tickets?”

    I expect it will be the same Wolfpack fans who bought tickets last year.

    With over 50 RF and freshmen on the 2014 squad, the AD probably saw that a strong early schedule (in addition to FSU and Clemson) loaded with teams running up big scores would not be the best for NCSU. With the spring, fall camp and an early easy schedule, we may be ready to play our fellow ‘bottom feeders’ on a more equal footing.

    I for one trust the AD to know what she is doing even if I don’t totally agree or like it.

    There will be no self-imposed sanctions. We'll have this wrapped up by Friday.
    #38145

    Greywolf
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    and replacing a Maryland on our schedule isn’t as easy as one might think. I intend to enjoy the good weather and the tailgating and the band, cheerleaders and those girls in the tight black pants as the march into the stadium. Makes my day!

    There will be no self-imposed sanctions. We'll have this wrapped up by Friday.
    #38146

    inhoc…
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    I’m really, really perplexed on how Yow had to fill the slate with 3 FCers

    Had a hard finding a W against anyone IN the conference last year, might as well try to get em where you can find em.

    Wolf71, 4-8, 5-7 unfortunately looks realistic, when I try to think about the talent/experience returning. My hunch is that the O might have an OK line and some magic with RBs/WRs but D? OH MY! I’ll note that the D did do much better than the O last year on many occasions….hopefully that production continues.

    #38151

    Greywolf
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    Mr. DOG,
    I may be mistaken but I think that 2 of the 3 FCS teams are moving up to FBS status and as such count as FBS. If you want to play a weaker schedule this is not a bad way to do it.

    Have no fear this type scheduling will not be the future.

    There will be no self-imposed sanctions. We'll have this wrapped up by Friday.
    #38152

    FergusWolf
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    I understand that there are warring interests here, but the long term goal is to get cheeks in seats, and I’m not sure how playing Georgia Southern, USF, ODU, and Presbyterian does that.

    Greywolf said:

    I expect it will be the same Wolfpack fans who bought tickets last year.

    Those were the same Wolfpack fans who were castigated by DD for not coming back in the 2nd half. The same Wolfpack fans that, by the end of the season, left CF looking like Kenan stadium (< 1/2 full I mean).

    I know that we have to win to get people to buy tickets, but even if I thought we were going to win the national championship, I would have no interest in spending an afternoon in CF watching us play Presbyterian.

    I’m not saying our out of conference schedule should be Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, and Michigan…but it shouldn’t be what it is either.

    I remember playing OOC games against Texas, Tennesee, Baylor, Alabama, Purdue, Syracuse (when they were good), Miami (pre-ACC), etc…

    #38154

    tjfoose1
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    I’m pretty disappointed with our non-conference schedule. I understand that we want to figure out how to win 6 games so we can go to the Cheesy-McNutts Bowl

    After last year’s season’s, the fans of those teams could be saying the same thing about NC State being on their schedule.

    #38155

    tjfoose1
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    … but the long term goal is to get cheeks in seats, and I’m not sure how playing Georgia Southern, USF, ODU, and Presbyterian does that.

    Playing Georgia Southern, USF, ODU, and Presbyterian isn’t about accomplishing long term goals. It’s about taking small early steps while pointed in the right direction.

    #38156

    tjfoose1
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    … if I thought we were going to win the national championship, I would have no interest in spending an afternoon in CF watching us play Presbyterian.

    If we had a chance to win the national championship, I seriously doubt we’d be playing more than one ‘Presbyterian’.

    By while we’re on the subject…

    FSU’s 2013 schedule included home games against Bethune-Cookman and Idaho. I don’t think their fans are doing much complaining.

    But I think we got it. You’re not happy with someone associated with NC State’s football program.

    #38159

    Wulfpack
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    I would usually be joining the complain train, but we are coming off a winless ACC season. This is a total rebuild. Not sure that getting spanked around even more than we already are in conference is such a good idea. This young team needs confidence.

    #38160

    FergusWolf
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    FSU’s 2013 schedule included home games against Bethune-Cookman and Idaho. I don’t think their fans are doing much complaining.

    Not to mention the Nevada Wolf Pack. I’m no fan of their schedule, but at least they had Florida on it (granted Florida wasn’t even a good team this year), but in essence, I’ll go ahead and agree. When the Wolfpack wins all of our conference games, plus the conference championship by an average score of 50-12, I’ll stop complaining about our OOC schedule too…

    Frankly, I don’t hold a specific grudge against the anyone in the athletic department, I just believe that you get better by playing teams better than you. By playing these sorts of games (and I know, everyone has 2 or 3 of these), I believe you relegate us to the also ran position…

    Of course, the natural argument is that at least 8 teams on our schedule ARE better than us, so why over do it…

    On the other hand, if you don’t play any real OOC games, then you have no chance at an OOC statement win…

    #38161

    Pack85EE
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    Ideally you would start easy and get a little harder each week and then have a Bye before the….. Oh!

    But many of you have a point, why buy tickets and travel to CF for a Bye.

    #38165

    Greywolf
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    I moved from the west side to the east side in the second half of our last home game. The sun felt really good. I looked over at the west stands and saw many empty seats while the east stands were fairly well populated.

    Regardless, I resent the comparison of Carter-Finley to Kenan. Why? Because there is no comparison when it comes to attendance. If one could buy tickets to games at Kenan for the price of the people who actually attend and sell them for the number claimed to be there, one could fund the indoor practice facility.

    There will be no self-imposed sanctions. We'll have this wrapped up by Friday.
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