The football players on the North Carolina State University team are “on a tear.” This squad is scoring points in bunches. Fans of the team are starting to see little difference between the gridiron squad and the school’s basketball players. They are another group that scores lots of points.
The Wolf Pack, a team that is part of the Atlantic Division of the tough Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), has been prolific offensively for some time. Last year, in 2014, the University of North Carolina, under then 2nd year Head Coach Dave Doeren, enjoyed a solid season by finishing with a Won-Loss record of 8-5. The team fared less well against Conference foes, losing five of eight games played.
Nevertheless, the Wolf Pack was bowl eligible and received an invitation to play in the St. Petersburg Bowl. In that game, the Wolf Pack outscored the University of Central Florida by a final count of 34-27. It was, by any measure, a successful season for this hungry and talented group.
In truth, the coach and his players looked forward to the 2015 Season with nervous anticipation. It could be because they felt pressure from fans and alumni to build on last season’s stellar performance.
The new football season got off to a great start for the Wolf Pack when it overwhelmed Troy University on September 5th in a home game played before energetic and excited fans. North Carolina State University won the game 49-21.
The following week, on September 12th, the Wolf Pack hosted Eastern Kentucky University and thrashed them by a final score of 35-0. In week three, the Wolf Pack traveled to Old Dominion University to play that school on September 19th. The visitors prevailed by a score of 38-14.
The signs are positive for this squad to have a really successful football season. Its remaining home games pit this team against the University of Louisville Cardinals on October 3rd, eleventh-ranked Clemson University on October 31st. the Orange of Syracuse University on November 21st and arch-rival North Carolina University on November 28th.
The team’s road games get started anew this Saturday, September 26th. The Wolf Pack will take on the University of South Alabama on that day. Other games include stops at Virginia Tech University on October 9th, Wake Forest University on October 24th, Boston College on November 7th and tenth-ranked Florida State University on November 14th.
It is not an easy schedule, but the Wolf Pack fields a competitive squad that can score points against the stingiest of defenses. This team will have to keep scoring if it wants to beat some of the country’s top teams.
It won’t be easy, but the Wolf Pack is armed and ready to succeed.
Courtesy of Carolinablitz.com