daU Comes for a Visit – Miami Open Thread

Greetings Wolven brethren.  I’m getting a late start again today, so this is going to be short and sweet probably.

Another Hurricane arrives today at Carter-Finley.  Hopefully this one won’t flood my house like the last one.

Miami (6-4/3-3 ACC) rolls into town today.  They’ve had a somewhat similar season to our own Wolfpack .  Good early, 4 game skid in the middle, recently pulled out of tailspin.  The past two weeks they’ve pasted Pitt and UVa respectively, and they will be bowling regardless of what transpires from here on out.

After going on the road to Syracuse last weekend and putting a hurting on the Orange, the Pack (5-5/2-4 ACC) needs to win just once in the next two weeks (Miami, at U*NC) to become bowl eligible themselves.  It would be nice if the Pack could get that done today so that they could just concentrate on beating some Tar Heel tail next week.

Wolfpack Meets Miami on Senior Day (GoPack.com)

NC State (5-5, 2-4 ACC) must win at least one of its last two games to reach bowl eligibility status for the third consecutive season, and the sixth time over the last seven seasons. Game time is 12:30 p.m.

The opponent will be Miami (6-4, 3-3 ACC), an opponent looking to restore a rich tradition of excellence under their first-year head coach Mark Richt. The Hurricanes became bowl eligible for the ninth straight year by posting a road win at Virginia last week, 34-14.

Adding to the intrigue on Saturday will be tailback Matthew Dayes‘ quest to become NC State’s first 1,000-yard rusher since T.A. McLendon in 2002. Dayes, who has seven 100-yard rushing games this season, needs to 61 more yards to reach 1,000.

“Obviously, we all want to get to 1,000 yards, especially for the offensive line,” Dayes said. “They’ve done a heck of a job this season. It would be great to get it.”

The soft-spoken Dayes was one of those seniors who joined Doeren’s first recruiting class in February of 2013. He offered a glimpse of what was to come in the future when he scored three touchdowns in his first college game as a true freshman.

Wow, really????  14 years ago was the last time we had a 1,000 yard rusher????  Yes, really.

So it’s Senior Day for DD’s first class.  Let’s send ’em out in style.

Time:  12:30pm Kickoff

TV: ACCNetwork, Locally on WRAL5

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The Pack is a 2.5 pt home underdog in this one according to Vegas.  And as I’m typing that, Lee Corso just picked us as his “Superdog” of the week.  Now we’re probably jinxed.

There was basketball last night in the Virgin Islands.  The Pack pulled away late for a 13 point victory over Montana, 85-72, to move to 3-0 on the young season.

Abu led the way with 25pts and 8 boards.  DSJ tallied 21 pts and Torin Dorn chipped in for 16.

Pack Controls Second Half to Defeat Montana (GoPack.com)

NC State pulled away from Montana in the second half to win its Paradise Jam opener, 85-72, at the USVI Sport and Fitness Center on Friday evening.

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Montana had a 40-38 lead at halftime after a back-and-forth first half that saw 11 lead changes and no team with a lead bigger than five points. The Grizzlies had their biggest lead of the game at 5-2 in the opening moments of the game.

[Markell] Johnson had the best game of his short career with the Pack as the Cleveland, Ohio native scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting and added six assists, four steals and one block with zero turnovers in 27 minutes off-the-bench.

The Pack advance to the winner’s bracket of the Paradise Jam and will play #22/20 Creighton on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. EST. The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.

Creighton on Sunday night will be a good test for the young Pack.  I wish Mr. Kapita could be there for that one.  Oh well.

OK, time for football.  Let’s do this.

Go Pack!!!!!

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  • #110384

    Wufpacker
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    Greetings Wolven brethren.  I’m getting a late start again today, so this is going to be short and sweet probably. Another Hurricane arrives today at
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    #110385

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    Seniors on Senior Day could be the big difference in this one…

    Let’s Go Wolfpack!

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #110386

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    First play … pack goes heavy right — Dayes gets 5 — now needs 56

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #110387

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Kinda quiet in here today bill. I think we might be having to carry the torch ourselves.
    ECHO….Echo….echo

    #110388

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    #110389

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    TV coverage is really strange. Phoenix has an ACC network station and I got to watch the slip/slide show against ND. Who would have thought?

    I live ~3 hours from CF and have to watch this game on ESPN3 because Hoo’ville is much closer.

    #110390

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Love our D front. I want to kiss Bradlee Chubb on the mouth, even.

    #110391

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Oh man, we almost broke that Cherry.

    #110392

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    TV coverage is really strange. Phoenix has an ACC network station and I got to watch the slip/slide show against ND. Who would have thought?

    I live ~3 hours from CF and have to watch this game on ESPN3 because Hoo’ville is much closer.

    While I was still in AZ, when that little local station started carrying ACC games I was so happy.

    #110393

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    Nice return by Cherry

    #110394

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Not a great crowd for senior day.

    #110395

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    C’mon….ya gotta field that one on the fly. We just gave up about 17 yards on that.

    #110396

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    anybody got a live stream… old dependable ain’t working today?

    We GOTT a defensive Big Boy game so far…
    with no hurricane…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #110397

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    Getting out only giving up 3 here is a positive.

    #110398

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    ESPN3 is working for me. Tried firstrowsports?

    #110399

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    Pack D bends but holds in the Red Zone…
    gonna take more than Field Goals to win this one!

    Time for the Offense to step it up a gear or two…

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
    #110400

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    Pack D bends but holds in the Red Zone…

    Translation….the receiver was open on third down, but tripped over his own feet.

    #110402

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    1st qtr summary….Miami defense >> State’s offense and Miami offense > State defense. Offense has to pick up the pace or the defense is going to get worn out. Defense has to get closer to the Miami receivers and cut down on the easy pitch/catches.

    #110403

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    2 minutes into 2nd qtr; GT/UVA 0-0

    #110404

    Heelh8r
    Participant

    I get that Dayes is really good, but we have gotten just too predictable and one dimensional giving it to him over and over. Not only would I like to see a better variety of plays called, but give some touches to our other running backs also. That might open it up a little better for Dayes when you don’t know what’s coming so much.

    #110405

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    I spoke too soon on the UVA game. Hoos go up 7-0

    #110406

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    More than half our offensive plays have gone for 0 or fewer yards. That’s not gonna win you many ballgames.

    #110407

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    GT ties it up with a 67 yd pass play

    #110408

    Wufpacker
    Participant

    GT passing TD? Cool.

    #110409

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    If State wants to break through in the run game, they absolutely must bring McClendon in.

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