Web Run: Running with the Pack

Don't expect N.C. State's late-season emphasis on its running game to end anytime soon.

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2005 Meineke Car Care Bowl Information

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Name: Meineke Car Care Bowl

Date: December 31, 2005

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Television: ESPN2

Location: Charlotte, N.C.

Stadium: Bank of America Stadium, capacity - 73,238

Teams: South Florida vs. NC State

Title Sponsor: Meineke Car Care Centers

School Conference Overall
Duke 1-0 11-0
NC State 1-0 9-1
Maryland 1-0 8-2
Georgia Tech 1-0 5-3
Clemson 0-0 11-0
Florida State 0-0 8-1
Wake Forest 0-0 9-2
North Carolina 0-0 6-2
Boston College 0-1 8-2
Virginia Tech 0-1 8-3
Miami 0-1 6-5
Virginia 0-1 4-4

"N.C. State: Anyone refusing to recognize this team's tremendous potential is making a huge mistake. The Wolfpack's win at Alabama was extremely impressive in that State didn't even attempt a free throw until 19 seconds remained while the Tide shot 24. State has the balance, shooting, experience, smarts and defensive ability to win a bunch of games and stick around for a lengthy run come March. Grade: A+." - Star-News' Andrew Jones grading the Pack

Running with the Pack
Jim Utter * Charlotte Observer
Don't expect N.C. State's late-season emphasis on its running game to end anytime soon. Coach Chuck Amato, opening the Wolfpack's first practice Monday at Charlotte Country Day, said he doesn't expect to change what has helped get his team into Saturday's Meineke Car Care Bowl against South Florida at Bank of America Stadium. "We had to do what we felt was best, in managing the game and winning the game. Had it not been for a bunch of fumbles, we might not be doing this (bowl game), either," Amato said. Read More

Pack showed heart
Michael N. Graff * Rocky Mount Telegram
Surrounded by an antsy and agitated Carter-Finley crowd Oct. 29, N.C. State faced a mighty bleak situation. The Wolfpack trailed at halftime, on homecoming, to Southern Miss. A loss would've done much more than send the Pack to 2-5. The general reaction would have started with hysteria and worsened. Read More

Wolfpack Ranked 18th in Coaches Poll; No. 19 in A.P.

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