Miami looking avoid worst 7-game start since 1975 against No. 18 North Carolina State
18 North Carolina State (5-1, 2-0 ACC). “[Miami] put up 44 points last year on [North Carolina State],” Van Dyke said. He struggled last weekend against North Carolina, throwing three interceptions and completing less than 50 percent of his passes. In contrast to Van Dyke, North Carolina State quarterback Devin Leary will be making his 15th career start. “[North Carolina State’s] victory versus Clemson speaks for itself,” Diaz said.themiamihurricane.com
After a bounce-back 2020 campaign, the Hurricanes look to take college football by storm this fall
The Miami Hurricanes have been far from perfect since head coach Manny Diaz took over after the 2018 season. Below is a breakdown of this year’s schedule for the Hurricanes as they look to gain momentum after a bounce-back 2020 season. With an aggressive defensive line and experienced secondary, the Miami defense should be able to rattle whoever gets the starting nod. In the game, Miami had 12 penalties totaling 101 yards of field possession, which left them trailing all game long. For the Wolfpack offense, quarterback Devin Leary is a redshirt junior entering his first year as a definite starter.themiamihurricane.com
NC State seething in underdog role vs Kentucky in Gator Bowl
24 North Carolina State (8-3) is a 2 ½-point underdog against Kentucky (4-6) in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, a number the Wolfpack consider a slight heading into Saturday's game in Jacksonville. Kentucky was so bad offensively that coach Mark Stoops fired two assistants less than 24 hours after the regular-season finale. “They can put us down all they want, but we know what we have in the locker room, and that’s it,” NC State quarterback Bailey Hockman said. FAMILY AFFAIRHockman has an uncle who played at Kentucky, and the Gator Bowl matchup has prompted some trash talk. It’s family before everything,” said Bailey, who landed at NC State after transferring from Florida State.
Williams, Carter lead No. 14 UNC past No. 23 NC State 48-21
23 North Carolina State 48-21 on Saturday in the first meeting with both rivals ranked in the AP Top 25 since 1993. And it came two weeks after Carter and Williams powered the Tar Heels to 399 yards rushing in a win against Virginia Tech. But N.C. State managed 34 yards rushing and had four turnovers. UNC: The Tar Heels had won six straight games before last weekend’s loss at FSU. UNC: The Tar Heels visit Virginia next Saturday.