Gameday is here!!! Football is back

Tonight kicks off the beginning of the 2016 football season. The Pack hosts William and Mary at Carter-Finley Stadium tonight at 7:30 PM. The Tribe will not be a pushover as they are ranked in the top 10 of the preseason FCS poll. A few questions that hopefully will be answered starting tonight:

1. Who will the quarterback be? Coach Doeren has said he knows who the starter will be but both will play. Both Jalan McClendon and Ryan Finley will look to nail down the starting job.

2. How well will the offensive line jel? In the preseason, we have heard good things about the line. Tonight is the first time to see them together in a meaningful game.

3. How will the new offensive coordinator get everyone involved? Coach Drinkwitz was very productive at Boise State and hopefully we will see more of the same in Raleigh.

4. How will the defense replace the departed starters? I have heard good things from fall practice in replacing Mike Rose on the line along with Hakim Jones and Justin Burris in the secondary.

5. Will the home opener be in the middle of severe weather? This has happened several times recently. This year is no different. Gone is the 12:30 ACC Network game in 95 degree heat. This time Tropical Storm Hermine is making us think of Hurricane Dennis in 1999 against South Carolina. Look at 2:30 mark of this clip:

Everyone is excited for the season to finally be here. Good luck and GO PACK!

For those of you without tickets, gopack.com has information on how to watch the game tonight.

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    ruffles31
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    Tonight kicks off the beginning of the 2016 football season. The Pack hosts William and Mary at Carter-Finley Stadium tonight at 7:30 PM. The Tribe wi
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    #105737

    YogiNC
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    For how to watch XBOX 360 is no longer an option since the espn app no longer works on there.

    Smarter than the average bear

    #105739

    ryebread
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    It’s unclear to me whether WatchESPN is going to actually have it. It shows up as “ACC Network” when I do a search. I guess we’ll see tonight……….

    #105742

    EdMar
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    Have to leave in 30 minutes to get there in time! Weatherman says around 90% chance of thunderstorms all during the game. Would they cancel! Would they suspend and go back to play in between cells. Any idea?

    #105743

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    No. No cancellation. If thunderstorms are in the vicinity, the game will be suspended upon a 30 second flash/bang count, then resumed 30 min. after the last flash/bang.

    #105745

    Rick
    Keymaster

    It wouldn’t be a Wolpfack opening football game without a hurricane coming.

    #105746

    bill.onthebeach
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    ‘Bout damn time… it’s been a long, HOT summer with little entertainment worth mentioning…

    Looks like some of ya’ll might get wet…

    Wolfpack will ROLL tonight.. Wet field means…
    a lot of HeavyLeft and HeavyRight and shorter pass routes…
    Methinks our kids will be ready to play!

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #105749

    Wufpacker
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    It’s unclear to me whether WatchESPN is going to actually have it. It shows up as “ACC Network” when I do a search. I guess we’ll see tonight……….

    According to the link on gopack.com…it will take you straight to ESPN3 upon clicking whatever that ACC Network link is supposed to be. Did for me anyway. Guess we’ll see for sure at kickoff time.

    But iPad for me either way I suppose. Ravens/Saints on the big screen.

    FOOTBAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #105887

    mak4dpak
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    Yes it was Bill/Mary, but no pushover. As for not having a QB, I think he proved himself to all the naysayers. Great start to the season. Mistakes here and there, but overall a pretty good performance, the team.

    #105977

    mak4dpak
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    Still on this blog? Come on guys! Surely you can come up with something, now that football is in gear. We win, heels lose. Go Pack!

    #105978

    Greywolf
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    Still on this blog? Come on guys! Surely you can come up with something, now that football is in gear. We win, heels lose. Go Pack!

    My thoughts exactly. Some Keyshyster or somebody needs to start a Pie Rats thread, please.

    #105994

    mak4dpak
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    And we continue to impatiently wait!

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