Wolfpack redshirt junior Asa Watson has had four catches in each of the last two games, and that was after totaling just three in the Pack's previous four matchups.
Watson and senior Mario Carter have proven to be reliable options for senior quarterback Mike Glennon, as the duo has already accounted for 30 catches for 299 yards this season.
"Mike is starting to see us better," said Watson. "We're getting open better and really getting a feel of what the defense is showing. w
"With repetition you start the see how things unfold and get open better. That really helps us just being out there."
While Watson and the offense have been clutch in the Pack's two recent wins, they have struggled for much of the game, totaling just 20 and 17 points respectively in the victories.
However, State was facing arguably the two best defenses in the conference and has battled injuries along the offensive line. Now that unit has stabilized and could be the key for offense.
"Right before the bye week I think we were really in a groove," said Watson. "Especially after the Florida State game, but it kind of left us after that.
"I think it starts with the offensive line and the blocking and goes from there. If we can really do a good job on the front line and knocking them off the ball, really protect the quarterback, I think that will get the whole offense started."
Next up for Watson and the Wolfpack is North Carolina. The Tar Heels are athletic up front and in the secondary, and on paper, they have proven to be formidable defensively.
How will NC State look to attack them?
"If I told you that, they'd know our gameplan," said Watson, laughing. "They are physical. They have some athletes on the line and in the secondary. They cover well in the secondary and the linebackers... No. 48 is stout, he's a good athlete. No. 92 is a good athlete, he's quick off the ball and also big."
Watson expects a hostile environment on Saturday, but he also thinks there might be a lot of red in Kenan Stadium.
"It's probably going to be hostile," he stated. "They have a pretty good fanbase, but I feel like our fans travel well too... especially for a game this close and a game this big. I think our fans will be there."