Doeren: "There Is A Lot Of Emotion"

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Dave Doeren met with the media to discuss the upcoming game against UNC.

Dave Doeren

"In a game like this there is a lot of emotion on the line."

"A lot of local citizens look forward to this game. It's exciting for me as a coach to be in this one."

"I know this one is unique because of the proximity."

"Both teams have a dead even turnover margin. Both teams do a lot of similar things schematically on the offensive side of the ball."

"It looks like Marquise has got a lot more efficient in what they are asking him to do as well."

"It all starts with their tight end. He's a very good player."

"They are more of a throwing team."

"It's a 4-2-5 team with a lot of pressure, a lot of twists, angles, Cover 2."

"In games like this you're going to get the best out of your personnel."

"This is obviously a stand-out [game] for those close by."

"The game got away from us in the first quarter. It was a lot different football game after that."

"With five games, especially who is within those five games, there's a lot to play for with our team."

"We have three wins, what's out there for us? What's attainable? We have academic goals and on the field goals."

"I look forward to Brandon playing in his second game really... he might have played as bad as he could in the first half, but I know he got better as the game went on."

"Not to take anything away from Pete, but you see kind of what we were building our offense to be in the first game. That had to change to a two-quarterback system."

"It makes it difficult for us too... now that we have him back, let's get better for six weeks at what we want to be."

"We saw his tweets. People were sending them to us... it doesn't win games. We have to go play well and they have to go play well."

"It was big. We needed it, the offensive line gave him some holes to run the football in that we haven't seen."

"We knew we'd be able to run on them."

"Shad is determined. He's grown up a lot this year. I was proud of his performance."

"Brandon feels great. He's sore like you should be when you get tackled... his foot feels fine."

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