Although I’m quite certain none of you have noticed before today, for mojo purposes, the “featured image” on the game threads has generally been a past “action” photo with the appropriate uniform combo the Pack would be wearing on that day. Since they’ve never worn the #IRONWOLF awesomeness before, I was in a quandary. Never one to worry, I quickly decided that the #IRONWOLF awesomeness would easily overwhelm any negative mojo created by not having an action photo of the blessed gray uniformity.
The gray unis are awesome and I personally will be wearing gray in league with my wolven brothers. So shut up.
Wolfpack Football (6-4, 2-4 ACC) approaches judgement day today as they welcome Syracuse (3-7, 1-5 ACC) to town. The Pack is approximately a 17 pt fav at home vs the Orange. That seems kinda high, despite the fact that ‘Cuse is on a seven game skid after starting the season 3-0. Especially if you consider that those seven losses were to (in order) LSU, @South FLA, @UVa, Pitt, @FSU, @’Ville and Clemson.
So, is the Vegas spread a bit out of whack? Clemson might say yes as they had more than enough trouble putting the Orange away last week.
The Pack, of course, is coming off a loss in Tallahassee.
If the Wolfpack is to make the 2015 season have any of teh good feelz of “progress”, today is kind of a must win. With a way better than expected Skynet….errrrr….Carolina looming on the horizon, ‘Cuse is standing between the Pack and a possible losing record (including bowl game). A win today would eliminate that possibility.
Not to mention having at least some springboard effect heading into next week’s finale vs the Cheats. Who, by the way, will be facing Clemson on 12/5 in Charlotte if they win either today in Blacksburg or next week in Raleigh. How much does THAT suck? The thought actually makes me want the machines to take control before December arrives.
Let us just hope that the Hokies can sack up and win one for the goiter…errrrrr…..the Beamer.
But I digress….
Last year in the Air Conditioning Dome….
Once again *sigh* it all gets underway at 12:30pm
(following the Raleigh Christmas Parade…….? C’mon Man!!!!)
NC State Returns Home to Face Syracuse (GoPack.com)
“There are no easy wins in the ACC,” said NC State offensive tackle Joe Thuney. “We watched the film against Clemson and they played with a lot of heart and a lot of energy. They were flying around the field. We’re not going to take them lightly. We know they’re going to come in here and play hard and physical.”
In recent years, this series has featured marquee wins for both schools. Two years ago in Raleigh, the Orange picked up its first win as a member of the ACC with a 24-10 victory over the Pack. And last season, State earned Doeren his first conference triumph, a come-from-behind 24-17 victory at the Carrier Dome, a win made possible by defensive end Pharoah McKever‘s 82-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter. It was a play and victory that ignited a late-season surge that would land the Wolfpack in the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl.
“I’ve thought about Pharoah a lot this week because of what he did in this game last year,” Doeren said. “It’s a totally different offense this year, but Pharoah is a great young man and that was a turning point in that season. Obviously, we’ve built off that and moved forward. That was a game that put us where we needed to be mentally. We had a pretty good run from there. I’d love to get this game to equal last year’s win total.”