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Mixing in zone defenses and a three-man rush went against N.C. State coach Chuck Amato's strongest inclinations, but he did it anyway against Florida State.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
Florida State 5-2 7-2
Boston College 3-3 6-3
Clemson 3-4 5-4
Wake Forest 3-4 4-6
Maryland 2-3 4-4
NC State 2-4 4-4
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Georgia Tech 4-2 6-2
North Carolina 3-2 4-4
Virginia 2-3 5-3
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"We've turned a corner the last two weeks, and we almost did it three weeks ago. But you know what? That doesn't mean anything. There's another opportunity this week. There's another challenge this week, and it's a very big one." - Chuck Amato



Wolfpack shakes up defense
Ken Tysiac * Charlotte Observer
Mixing in zone defenses and a three-man rush went against N.C. State coach Chuck Amato's strongest inclinations, but he did it anyway against Florida State. Amato, who prefers man-to-man coverage and an aggressive front, sparked a 20-15 victory Saturday that got the Wolfpack (4-4, 2-4 ACC) back into bowl contention. Read More

Wolfpack now hitting high note
The Associated Press
As his team struggled to a 2-4 start, Chuck Amato insisted that North Carolina State was close to breaking through for big wins. It turns out he was right. With a new quarterback, a new running back and a better defense, the Wolfpack have won two straight games - including a weekend road upset of Florida State - to push closer to bowl contention after their season appeared to be slipping away. Read More



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