The freshman from Greenville, N.C., had the second-biggest rushing day in school history Saturday afternoon at Carter-Finley Stadium, just three yards away from Ted Brown's long-standing mark of 251, which Brown set in 1977 against Penn State.
When asked in his day-after teleconference Sunday evening, Amato said he would go with the hot hand in Saturday's game against the ninth-ranked Seminoles (7-1).
Amato also said he was pleased with sophomore quarterback Marcus Stone's first career start, primarily because it resulted in a confidence-building victory for the Wolfpack (3-4 overall).
"There are still some things to work on," Amato said. "But I was pleased with how he handled being a starter."