Originally written on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 8/28/14
North Carolina State football coach Tom OBrien said in August this was his best team in six seasons in Raleigh. Relative youth at receiver and inexperience and depth questions at linebacker were really the only considerable concerns surrounding the Wolfpack as fall camp opened. This looked to be the season N.C. State would reach 10 victories for the second time in school history and firmly entrench OBrien as the programs leader now and into the future. Fast forward three months and it hasnt exactly turned out as planned. Following Saturdays surprising 33-6 home loss to Virginia, the Wolfpack stand at 5-4 overall and 2-3 in the ACC. Keep in mind, three of the wins came by a total of six points over Connecticut, Florida State and at Maryland, which missed a chip-shot field goal in the closing seconds. That happened to be OBriens first road win over a team in the Atlantic Division. Period. N.C. State is oh-so-close to a bowl-eligibility danger zone. We only play 12 games, OBrien s...
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