NY Times-- NC State #5 Team; Rivers #3 for Heisman

New York Times gives high praise to the Wolfpack, picking them pre-season #5 in the nation and naming QB Philip Rivers #3 in the future Heisman race.

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"BOTTOM LINE The Wolfpack will be tested at Ohio State on Sept. 13, then receives a breather until the last three games of the season. It plays host to Virginia on Nov. 1, travels to Florida State on Nov. 15 and is home Nov. 22 for Maryland. N.C. State is the choice to win the A.C.C., and the B.C.S. title game is not out of reach."

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"A fourth-year starter, Rivers (along with coach Chuck Amato) is the reason that the Wolfpack may make a run at the Atlantic Coast Conference's No. 2 spot (Miami has No. 1 just about locked up.) Rivers brings maturity and on-field experience, including defeating Notre Dame in last year's Gator Bowl."

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