Follow this link for comments from TOB about yesterday’s situational scrimmage (including text and audio):
Passing: (Mike Glennon and Russell Wilson) 20-40, 232 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs
Rushing: 22 rushes, 76 yards, 1 TD
LB Audie Cole: 9 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack
LB Sterling Lucas: 8 tackles, 1 tackle for loss
S Earl Wolff: 6 tackles
DE Willie Young: 5 tackles, 2 tackles for loss
DE Audi Augustin: 5 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack
S Justin Byers: 2 interceptions
CB DeAndre Morgan: 1 interception
Chris Ward: 4 punts, 42 yard average
Josh Czajkowski: 1-2 FGs (made 37, missed 43)
Terrell Manning: blocked punt, touchdown return
Audi Augustin: blocked field goal
After the scrimmage, a few injuries were announced:
N.C. State tight end Mario Carter will have knee surgery this week and will miss at least the season-opener against South Carolina, coach Tom O’Brien said Tuesday.
Carter, a redshirt freshman, was third on the depth chart behind George Bryan and Matt Kushner. Carter also missed his senior season at Charlotte Independence High because of a knee injury.
O’Brien also announced that freshman offensive lineman Denzelle Good will miss the season after reinjuring his shoulder. O’Brien said it was likely Good would have redshirted even if he had been healthy.
Here is an article from yesterday on Toney Baker’s progress. So far, his play has been the best news coming out of camp as we heard during the spring from very reliable sources that he wasn’t expected to get many carries going into the season. With the “old” Toney Baker and Jamelle Eugene, the Pack has a perfect combination of running backs going into the season. Let’s hope both are healthy for the opener.
The route was just a simple dump-off on a checkdown by the quarterback.
Toney Baker turned it into something special. He broke tackles and fought his way downfield for one of the biggest plays of N.C. State’s second preseason scrimmage.
It was the latest indication that Baker is getting close to resembling the back who led the Wolfpack in rushing in 2006. Baker, now a senior, hasn’t played since tearing a knee ligament in the 2007 opener against Central Florida but finally feels right again.
Rating ACC basketball schedules from Joe Giglio:
N.C. State : The bonus for the Wolfpack is two games against Virginia Tech, which it has beaten in six of seven games. The bad news is four games against UNC and Maryland and only one game against Miami (and it’s at Miami).
Q: Coach, how much fun is it for you and how much pride do you have being around the red and white and on the sidelines?
A: It’s very enjoyable to me. I have a lot of respect for Coach (Tom) O’Brien and his staff. I like watching them work and the pace and tempo of practice and the teaching that’s going on. They’re doing a fantastic job in my opinion and I have a lot of respect for them.