Despite a lackluster first half and injury to Devin Leary, the Wolfpack offense was able to come out with a win. See how staff writer Will Thornhill graded each offensive group for the Pack.
NC State’s linebacking corps has been lights out this season for the Pack, dominating against the Blue Devils. Assistant Sports Editor Tristan Tucker offers his grades for the entire defense.
Devin Leary is out for the Pack, and it will be Bailey Hockman’s time to shine. But should it? Correspondent Kevin Sebastian offers his take as to why the Pack should turn to Ben Finley at quarterback.
With Saturday’s win, Wolfpack football is 4-1, but with its toughest stretch on the horizon, what can we learn from the win over Duke? Football beat writer Jaylan Harrington has you covered with his takeaways from the game.
The Wolfpack’s starting QB will be out for a bit, but will the Pack’s week-one starter, Bailey Hockman, be able to step up after being benched earlier this year?
On the other side of a struggling offense, NC State's defense came up huge, especially the linebacking corps that combined for 42 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and three interceptions.
NC State football improved to 4-1 on the season with a 31-20 win over Duke in front of limited capacity at Carter-Finley Saturday. Injuries hurt the Pack all night but still outscored the Blue Devils 17-0 in the second half.
N.C. State’s Grant Gibson (50) hugs quarterback Devin Leary (13) as he is taken off the field after being injured during the second half of N.C. State’s 31-20 victory over Duke at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020.
N.C. State wide receiver Emeka Emezie (86) pulls in the reception as Duke safety Marquis Waters (0) defends during the first half of N.C. State’s game against Duke at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020.