NC State 42 Syracuse 29

NC State used a balanced attack amassed 276 yards on the ground and 235 in the air on Saturday as the Wolfpack downed Syracuse, 42-29 in Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday. NC State got touchdowns from five different players.

The Wolfpack probably could have won this game by a much wider margin, but stepped off the gas in the fourth quarter when holding a ~20 point lead. When things counted, State was in comfortable enough control as evidenced by a defensive effort in the second quarter that allowed just Syracuse just 39 yards of total offense, including (-7) rushing yards.

NC State is now 7-4 overall and 3-4 in the ACC with rival, UNC-CHeats coming to Carter-Finley Stadium this coming Saturday.

NOTABLES
2015.11.21_NCSt 42 Syr 29_Jumichael Ramos• The Pack’s 42 points ties as the most in an ACC contest under Dave Doeren – 42 vs. Wake Forest (2014).

• The Pack’s 511 yards of total offense is the second-highest in an ACC contest under Doeren – 511 vs. Florida State (2014). The Pack’s 35:15 time of possession is also the second-highest in an ACC game under Doeren – 38:49 vs. North Carolina (2014).

• For the second straight year, a Pack DE dropped into coverage, and picked off a pass returning it for a pick-six. Last year, Pharoah McKever’s 82-yard INT return turned out to be the difference in the Pack’s 24-17 win. Today in the third quarter, freshman Darian Roseboro picked off an Orange pass and rumbled 20 yards for the TD which put the Pack up 35-16.

• NC State scored on its opening possession for the eight time in its 11 games this seaosn. NC State also opened with back-to-back TDs on its first two possessions, the fifth game this year they did so.

• NC State has now outscored its opponents 124-47 in the first quarter (14-3 today) and 222-128 in the first half (21-9 today) of games this season.

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  • #92813

    StateFans
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    NC State used a balanced attack amassed 276 yards on the ground and 235 in the air on Saturday as the Wolfpack downed Syracuse, 42-29 in Carter-Finley
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    #92823

    Wulfpack
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    A good solid win. Giant game (obviously) next week. UNC will likely enter the game ranked in the top 15. We can’t knock them out of the championship game but we can ruin their unblemished ACC record, and put to rest any silly playoff talk. Go Pack

    #92824

    Texpack
    Participant

    The season is next Saturday. You know UNC-CHeat remembers getting their a**** handed to them last year. I’d like nothing more than a repeat performance where we beat Marquis Williams into submission again and prove that he’s only a dual threat because he fumbles and throws INTs with equal precision. Hate Week has begun.

    We should also be aware that EVERY review next week will go against us. Swofford is determined to validate the Cheats and he really wants to keep the hype up for the ACC CG.

    #92825

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    We were NOT sharp. Took our foot off their throat multiple times, Jacoby was meh, gave up some big plays. All that shit has to get tightened up for next Saturday, or I’m gonna be a very, very, VERY angry man.

    #92826

    PackerInRussia
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    I’m just glad it’s a home game. It would be double worse to be playing them in a revenge game at their place. Unless of course they lost again. I bet everyone will be at the top of their game – players and coaches – for this game. They know what’s up.

    #92828

    13OT
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    Does anyone know which affiliate, ABC or ESPN, will air this game in Washington DC? I’ll be there but w/0 cable, but would be able to watch it on ABC if the DC affiliate will carry that game instead of another regional game.

    #92834

    Texpack
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    Does anyone know which affiliate, ABC or ESPN, will air this game in Washington DC? I’ll be there but w/0 cable, but would be able to watch it on ABC if the DC affiliate will carry that game instead of another regional game.

    Google the coverage maps for confirmation, but I’d be shocked if ours wasn’t the ABC game in DC.

    #92837

    PackFamily
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    We don’t match up well against the Heels and the gap is larger this year than any since maybe ’97. IF we are to beat them, i see two strengths we can exploit: Our strong Dline getting to MW consistently and our run blocking (and subsequent running game/clock control)

    #92840

    Wulfpack
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    All things being equal they are a better, much more explosive team. But crazier things have happened. I actually think we have the psychological edge this week after they clinched in Blacksburg.

    #92841

    JohnGalt78
    Participant

    ^^^^^ Hate Week….I like that Tex. One of you Key Ring Master Lords start a thread. I want to hate on those cheating bastards all week long.

    #92842

    john of sparta
    Participant

    like TEX said: The season is next Saturday.
    so is our coaching staff and AD.

    #92843

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    They ain’t that different from the group whose teeth we kicked in last year. We have improved since then, too.

    #92844

    Texpack
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    They ain’t that different from the group whose teeth we kicked in last year. We have improved since then, too.

    THIS. They know it too. At the first sign of domination in the run game all of that swagger will vanish like Harry Houdini. They choked just thinking USC was an “SEC” team to open the season. They also know the program is headed for Sun Belt status after the sanctions hit and the pressure of now or never will start to weigh. I hope they move WAY up this week and start to think they have a shot at the playoffs.

    #92845

    Wulfpack
    Participant

    Updated bowl projections have us in the Military Bowl against Navy or the Belk Bowl against LSU.

    #92848

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Updated bowl projections have us in the Military Bowl against Navy or the Belk Bowl against LSU.

    The latter PLEAZ, we owe ’em for cancelling on us!

    #92852

    pack_time
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    This game is the biggest of doerens tenure. Beating the cheats is a must especially on our field. The cheats will come in trying to deliver the knock out punch very early. The first possession is crucial in this game. They will try trick plays or rub routes to switzer. Nyheim Hines is a key player in this game. The cheats can not defend the run and if we get that going play action to Hines would be killer.
    Our D line is in my opinion better and much more athletic than last year. Expect a heavy dose of blitzing and pressure from them.
    Special Teams is where this game will be won.
    Barnard needs to get some confidence in him, he needs to see himself make it. And lastly containing switzer in the return game is huge.

    #92856

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Switzer can’t run one back if we refuse to punt. We should only do so under the most extreme of circumstances.

    #92865

    wolfpack92owen
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    Updated bowl projections have us in the Military Bowl against Navy or the Belk Bowl against LSU.

    Both would be tough outs. That big kid at LSU would give us fits and the running game of Navy is fun to watch as well. How the hell hasnt Ken N not been hired somewhere by now. Its obvious that dude can coach. Wish Yow would have looked at him harder.

    #92866

    ryebread
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    BJD: I’m with you on that one. Our mission every time we get the ball should be to put it in the end zone. UNC is going to score. If we’re going to win, we’re going to have to score early and often. While field position will be important, this game won’t be won playing Beamerball.

    I don’t like our chances, but I really hope the team proves me wrong.

    #92867

    wolfpack92owen
    Participant

    BJD: I’m with you on that one. Our mission every time we get the ball should be to put it in the end zone. UNC is going to score. If we’re going to win, we’re going to have to score early and often. While field position will be important, this game won’t be won playing Beamerball.

    I don’t like our chances, but I really hope the team proves me wrong.

    Not to sound redundant but I think the only way we can win this game and by pulverize Williams. We have to hit him hard the very first play and not let up.

    #92876

    BJD95
    Keymaster

    Hit Quise a bunch, be VERY aggressive on 4th down. We can and should do both.

    Saw that if FSU gets into a “New Year’s 6” game, we supposedly would be the Gator Bowl’s favourite. Win OR lose.

    So…hope they rack up some major style points against the shitty Gators.

    That would also be an SEC foe.

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