2017 Senior Bowl: How to watch, game time, TV channel, and more

Matt Dayes has a few more downs to play in an NC State helmet. The 2017 Senior Bowl is set for Saturday afternoon, and just like every other player participating, Matt Dayes will be trying to make a strong impression. He is one of three running backs on the South team so I’d imagine he’ll get a good amount of playing time. These all-star games always create some odd teammate...
Via Backing the Pack
January 27, 2017

Matt Dayes making strong first impression with NFL scouts

The Senior Bowl is being played on Saturday, but the larger game within that useless scrimmage is the week prior, when NFL scouts watch closely every single practice. NC State has had a bunch of players go through this process, with running back Matt Dayes being the latest among them. It's the meat market before the NFL Combine meat market--this is how it's evolved now: Two guys...
Via Backing the Pack
January 26, 2017

Matt Dayes closed out his career at his best

We’re going to miss this guy. Matt Dayes wasn’t an immediate impact player at NC State; it took him a while to become a headlining, crucial component to the Wolfpack’s offense. He doesn’t have great speed, but that matters less when you attack football with a self-aware perspective. He’s physical, and he is decisive in the backfield—he sees a spot, he plants a foot,...
Via Backing the Pack
November 25, 2016

Dayes, Wolfpack chase bowl eligibility against Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Matt Dayes has been determined all season to be North Carolina State's first 1,000-yard rusher in more than a decade and get the Wolfpack back to a bowl. Both goals are within reach Saturday against Miami in the team's home finale. The senior is 61 yards away from becoming the program's first runner to gain 1,000 yards in a season since T.A. McLendon did it in...
Via Associated Press
November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Dayes, NC State defense lead Wolfpack to win over Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Matt Dayes ran for 108 yards and three touchdowns, and the North Carolina State defense held Syracuse to 218 yards in a 35-20 victory on Saturday. Ryan Finley was 20-of-29 for 340 yards and one touchdown for the Wolfpack (5-5, 2-4 ACC). Kelvin Harmon had 101 yards receiving and one touchdown and Bra'Lon Cherry had seven receptions. Dayes scored on runs of 7...
Via Associated Press
November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

With Dayes back, NC State eager to run vs. William & Mary

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State's Matt Dayes is back from injury and determined to be the program's first 1,000-yard rusher in more than a decade. And he's got plenty of help, too, in a backfield that will carry a big load this season for the Wolfpack. N.C. State opens the season Thursday against William & Mary of the Championship Subdivision with a pair of inexperienced...
Via Associated Press
August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Wolfpack's leading rusher out for the season

N.C. State suffered a serious setback on Thursday when it learned that leading rusher, running back Matt Dayes, will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.“I’m disappointed for Matt because he was having a really good year,” N.C. State coach Dave Doeren said in a statement.  “But in football you’ve got to have a ‘next man up’ mentality and I’m confident...
Via FOX Sports
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

NC State loses top rusher Dayes for season with foot injury

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State has lost top rusher Matt Dayes for the rest of the season with a foot injury. The school announced the injury Thursday evening, saying Dayes would have surgery Friday for the injury sustained in last weekend's loss to No. 3 Clemson. The junior ranks 25th nationally by averaging 108.1 yards rushing per game, and his 12 rushing touchdowns are...
Via Associated Press
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: N.C. State RB racks up 144 yards, 2 TDs on first 3 carries

N.C. State running back Matt Dayes galloped out of the gate against Wake Forest on Saturday as he rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns on his first three attempts of the game.Dayes broke free for an 85-yard TD run, the fifth-longest in school history, to hand the Wolfpack a 14-0 lead.Later in the quarter, Dayes would strike again when he dashed 57 yards to extend the advantage...
Via FOX Sports
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: NC State Unveils New ‘Pack In Black’ Alternate Uniforms

North Carolina State’s 2014 football season nearly started with a disaster. The Wolfpack narrowly edged out the Sun Belt’s Georgia Southern, 24-23, thanks to a 35-yard touchdown pass from Matt Dayes to Jacoby Brissett with 1:37 remaining. A win is a win, though, and NC State heads into Week 2, 1-0.  Moving forward, North Carolina State will clearly need to play better. Perhaps...
Via College Spun
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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