"They led the nation last year in turnover margin, at plus-22, which is outstanding for a football team," said NC State head coach Dave Doeren. "It shows how well coached they are to have only 10 turnovers in an entire season.
"They don't beat themselves. That is something that all good coaches strive for."
"They are a very well-balanced football team," Doeren added. "They return a lot of starters on defense and some good playmakers on offense. They are very talented, a team that scores over 30 points per game. Last season, they rushed for over 200 (yards) game in and game out. This year, they started with 570 yards of offense in their opener, pretty impressive start on offense for them as well."
Richmond's best player is talented wide receiver Ben Edwards, who had seven catches for 95 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win.
"They have a great wide receiver No. 6, a preseason All-American, Ben Edwards," Doeren stated. "We are going to have to know where he is on the field. He is also their wildcat quarterback. He is a very good football player. He plays fast and hard."
Two other offensive players received special mention from Doeren.
"They have a two-time captain at center, No. 66 Austin Gund," he said. "Their quarterback played in 10 games last year, Michael Strauss, he can run a little bit and he does a lot of good things with the football."
Richmond's defense is similar in a lot of ways to the Wolfpack's first opponent: Louisiana Tech.
"Defensively, they are similar to what we saw last week in that their D-line is very experienced," said Doeren. "They have three captains on their team that are defensive linemen, so the battle will once again be up front.
"They do some good things. They are very sound on defense; you know where they are going to line up. They get into a four-man front and a three-man front. They line up in a couple of different coverages and play hard."
One player in particular sticks out to Doeren on film.
"Their best defensive player, I think, is No. 56 Kerry Wynn," he said. "He plays defensive tackle and defensive end. He has 18 tackles for loss and 10 sacks throughout his career and is just a terrific football player."
Doeren knows that his team can't overlook Richmond. In fact, he says they aren't good enough to do so.
"There have already been five upsets from that level against our level in one week of football," said Doeren. "We can't take anybody lightly, and we don't deserve to take anybody lightly with the way we've played."