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It has been a perfect storm, and it has swept N.C. State football from irrelevance back into bowl contention.

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School Conference Overall
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
Virginia Tech 5-1 8-1
Miami 4-1 7-1
Georgia Tech 4-2 6-2
North Carolina 3-2 4-4
Virginia 2-3 5-3
Duke 0-7 1-9

"If coach Chuck Amato has settled on Marcus Stone at quarterback -- and if Stone justifies that decision -- the Wolfpack's defense could help squeeze two victories out of its final three games, against Boston College, Middle Tennessee State and Maryland, to qualify for a bowl. The victory against Florida State reminded us all of N.C. State's potential." - Charlotte Observer's David Scott on NC State which he names as one of the most perplexing teams in the nation

Parts fitting for Pack's offense
Jim Young * News-Record
It has been a perfect storm, and it has swept N.C. State football from irrelevance back into bowl contention. There is no exact order of events that led to the recent emergence of the Wolfpack's running game. Instead, just the right factors came together in just the right way to give State an offensive lift just when it needed it most. "It seems like great timing," said Wolfpack guard John McKeon. At first glance, it seems obvious when State had its ground game breakthrough and why that breakthrough occurred. After averaging a little less than 80 yards rushing through six games, the Wolfpack sprang for 297 yards in a 21-17 victory over Southern Miss on Oct. 29. Leading the way was previously little-used freshman running back Andre Brown, who ran over and around the Golden Eagles for 248 yards. Read More

Evtimov: State fine without Hodge
Andrew Jones * Star-News
N.C. State doesn't know what it's like to lose a first-round NBA draft pick in the Herb Sendek era. Until now. Julius Hodge was taken in the first round by the Denver Nuggets last summer, but senior Ilian Evtimov doesn't see it as a negative. Instead of relying on one player to score 20 points a night, he believes State may be tougher to defend because it will look for more options, especially at crunch time, which the Wolfpack didn't handle well last season until March. Read More

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Pack happy to run
Chip Alexander * News & Observer

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Sammy Batten * Fayetteville (NC) Observer

Parts fitting for Pack's offense
Jim Young * News-Record

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Brock Letchworth * The Daily Reflector

Kiwanuka the key to BC defense
Andrew Tanker * Technician

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Evtimov: State fine without Hodge
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Carolina blanks State's early exit
Josh Harrell * Technician

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