"You're talking about playing one of the top one or two teams in the nation," said Canada. "They have a whole bunch of great players. We'll go into it and attack what with what we feel are our strengths.
"They are a very good football team, a very good defense. They've given up 14 points in two weeks against two very good teams."
The Wolfpack offense has been reeling. Battling a variety of injuries, they have scored just 14, 13, and 10 points in the first three conference games.
According to Canada, they used the bye week to focus on themselves and improving as a group.
"Last week we tried to get better at some things," he said. "We've got to perform better, we have to execute, and we have to make plays when the opportunity is there to make plays.
"We cleaned up some things in the last game as far as penalties and turnovers, but we still didn't make enough plays to win the game. That's all that matters.
The offense could receive a spark this week with starting quarterback Brandon Mitchell set to return. The redshirt senior has been sidelined since the season opener with a foot injury.
"He's coming along," Canada said of Mitchell. "He was ready to go and had two really good drives in the first game and was out. He did that after 29 practices, working all summer with his teammates, and then 29 practices with us as coaches. Now he's been out for a bunch of weeks.
"He's getting better everyday, but there is certainly a growing period coming back in... the timing. That's why it's a challenge when you don't have a guy that has got a bunch of reps. Pete's played well, he did a great job when he was in there. Brandon's coming back."
One question Wolfpack fans may have is if Mitchell's return will reduce the snaps at quarterback for true freshman Bryant Shirreffs, who has been used primarily in Wildcat packages. "We'll see," Canada replied when asked. "Brandon, obviously he's coming off an injury... we'll be smart with that. Bryant adds a dimension running with the football.
"We just have to execute better. We had some chances, Bryant did some really good things, we just have to execute when we have a chance to make plays, all of our players."
Senior wideout Rashard Smith should also be back from a knee injury he suffered early in the loss at Wake Forest. Smith is arguably the Pack's top offensive weapon.
"He's day-to-day right now," said Canada. "It's a tough time for an injury with him. We'll see where we go.
"We've had some challenges. Obviously he was playing well and doing a good job, but it's next man in. You have to score more points."
Really, for the Wolfpack offense it's that simple. They are going to have to score more points, especially this weekend against Florida State's high-powered offense.
"I have to do a better job of putting us in position to make plays," said Canada. "More than we have, obviously.
"We have to score more points."