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2017 NC State Wolfpack football team

The 2017 NC State Wolfpack football team represented North Carolina State University during the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Wolfpack played their home games at Carter–Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina and competed in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They were led by fifth-year head coach Dave Doeren. They finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in ACC play to finish in second place in the Atlantic Division. They received a bid to the Sun Bowl where they defeated Arizona State.[1]

2017 NC State Wolfpack football
North Carolina State University Athletic logo.svg
Sun Bowl champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionAtlantic Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 23
APNo. 23
2017 record9–4 (6–2 ACC)
Head coachDave Doeren (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorEliah Drinkwitz (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorDave Huxtable (5th season)
Home stadiumCarter–Finley Stadium
(Capacity: 57,583)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 4 Clemson xy$^   7 1         12 2  
No. 23 NC State   6 2         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Louisville   4 4         8 5  
Wake Forest   4 4         8 5  
Florida State   3 5         7 6  
Syracuse   2 6         4 8  
Coastal Division
No. 13 Miami xy   7 1         10 3  
No. 24 Virginia Tech   5 3         9 4  
Georgia Tech   4 4         5 6  
Duke   3 5         7 6  
Pittsburgh   3 5         5 7  
Virginia   3 5         6 7  
North Carolina   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 38, Miami 3
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

On December 1, Doeren received a five-year contract extension.[2]

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Wolfpack finished the 2016 season 7–6, 3–5 in ACC play to finish in a tie for fourth place in the Atlantic Division. They received an invite to the Independence Bowl where they defeated Vanderbilt 41–17.[3][4][5]

Coaching staffEdit

Name Title
Dave Doeren Head Coach
Eliah Drinkwitz Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Dave Huxtable Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
George Barlow Assistant Head Coach/Cornerbacks
Eddie Faulkner Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends/Fullbacks
Aaron Henry Safeties
Des Kitchings Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator
Dwayne Ledford Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line
George McDonald Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers
Kevin Patick Defensive Line

RosterEdit

2017 NC State Wolfpack football team roster

Quarterbacks

  •  2 Jalan McClendon – Junior (6'5, 221)  
  • 10 Micah Leon – Freshman (6'5, 205)
  • 12 Jory Perkins – Freshman (6'0, 145)
  • 13 Matt McKay – Freshman (6'3, 200)
  • 14 Woody Cornwell – Junior (6'2, 210)  
  • 15 Ryan FinleyJunior (6'4, 210)  

Running Backs

  •  1 Jaylen SamuelsSenior (5'11, 228)
  •  7 Nyheim HinesJunior (5'9, 197)
  • 21 Erin Collins – Freshman (6'1, 200)
  • 24 Nakia Robinson Jr. – Freshman (5'11, 193)
  • 25 Reggie Gallaspy II – Junior (5'9, 195)
  • 27 Dakwa Nichols – Graduate (5'10, 180)
  • 28 Damontay Rhem – Sophomore (5'11, 221)  
  • 29 Marquise Braxton – Sophomore (6'1, 226)  
  • 33 Brady Bodine – Junior (5'10, 200)  
  • 41 Will Eason – Freshman (5'7, 173)  
  • 46 Logan DeBoer – Freshman (6'1, 235)  

Wide Receivers

  •  3 Kelvin HarmonSophomore (6'2, 213)
  •  7 Gavin Locklear – Senior (5'10, 195)  
  •  8 Maurice Trowell – Junior (5'11, 196)  
  • 11 Jakobi Meyers – Sophomore (6'2, 203)  
  • 12 Stephen Louis – Junior (6'2, 217)  
  • 19 C.J. Riley – Freshman (6'4, 204)  
  • 31 Tyler Dabbs – Freshman (5'9, 192)  
  • 82 Max Fisher – Freshman (6'3, 205)
  • 83 Daeshawn Stephens – Freshman (6'1, 214)  
  • 85 JuMicheal Ramos – Graduate (6'2, 200)
  • 86 Emeka Emezie – Freshman (6'3, 209)
  • 87 Thayer Thomas – Freshman (6'2, 195)

Tight Ends

  • 28 Dylan Parham – Freshman (6'4, 224)  
  • 42 Dylan Autenrieth – Freshman (6'4, 242)  
  • 47 Damien Darden – Freshman (6'3, 250)
  • 48 Cole Cook – Graduate (6'6, 250)
  • 88 Adam Boselli – Freshman (6'5, 220)
  • 89 Thomas Ruocchio – Freshman (6'3, 245)  

Punters

  • 90 A.J. Cole III – Junior (6'4, 230)
  • 99 Trenton Gill – Freshman (6'3, 185)
 

Offensive Lineman

  • 50 Tony Adams – Senior (6'2, 315)
  • 52 Kendall Brown – Freshman (6'5, 290)  
  • 53 Tyler Jones – Junior (6'3, 300)  
  • 54 Will RichardsonJunior (6'6, 322)  
  • 56 Kollin Byers – Freshman (6'4, 276)
  • 59 Liam Ryan – Freshman (6'2, 300)
  • 60 Grant Pacanovsky – Freshman (6'2, 265)  
  • 62 Bryson Speas – Freshman (6'4, 265)
  • 64 Peter Daniel – Graduate (6'6, 305)
  • 65 Garrett BradburyJunior (6'3, 298)  
  • 66 Joshua Fedd-Jackson – Freshman (6'3, 336)
  • 67 Justin Witt – Freshman (6'6, 296)  
  • 68 Charles Fletcher – Freshman (6'2, 273)
  • 70 Terronne Prescod – Junior (6'5, 331)  
  • 71 Joe Sculthorpe – Freshman (6'3, 307)  
  • 72 Philip Walton Jr. – Sophomore (6'7, 305)  
  • 73 Justin Chase – Freshman (6'5, 290)  
  • 74 Emanuel McGirt Jr. – Sophomore (6'6, 300)  
  • 76 Harrison Gee – Freshman (6'3, 301)  
  • 78 Aaron Wiltz – Sophomore (6'5, 307)  
  • 79 Ben Kaiser – Senior (6'3, 292)  

Defensive Lineman

  • 9 Bradley ChubbSenior (6'4, 275)
  • 27 Justin JonesSenior (6'2, 312)
  • 35 Kentavius StreetSenior (6'2, 287)
  • 39 James Smith-Williams – Sophomore (6'4, 247)  
  • 42 Danny Blakeman – Freshman (6'2, 227)
  • 44 Bryan Smith – Graduate (6'2, 259)
  • 45 Darian Roseboro – Junior (6'4, 287)
  • 52 Ibrahim Kante – Freshman (6'5, 235)
  • 54 Davion Allred – Senior (6'0, 228)  
  • 55 Devonte Holden – Junior (6'4, 247)  
  • 69 Evin Bellamy – Sophomore (6'2, 220)  
  • 73 Grant Gibson – Freshman (6'1, 300)
  • 90 Ben Frazier – Freshman (6'3, 316)  
  • 91 Eurndraus Bryant – Junior (6'1, 325)
  • 92 Larrell Murchison – Junior (6'4, 277)
  • 95 Tyrone Riley – Sophomore (6'6, 285)  
  • 96 Dante Johnson – Freshman (6'3, 264)
  • 97 Xavier Lyas – Freshman (6'4, 215)
  • 98 B. J. HillSenior (6'4, 315)
 

Placekickers

  • 38 Carson Wise – Graduate (5'10, 170)
  • 92 Kyle Bambard – Junior (5'8, 190)
  • 93 Noah Giroux – Freshman (6'0, 205)

Linebackers

  •  3 Germaine PrattJunior (6'3, 235)  
  •  4 Jerod Fernandez – Senior (6'0, 227)  
  • 10 Louis Acceus – Freshman (6'0, 216)
  • 29 Raven Saunders – Freshman (6'1, 220)
  • 32 Riley Nicholson– Junior (6'0, 237)
  • 36 Brock Miller – Freshman (6'3, 231)  
  • 41 Isaiah Moore – Freshman (6'3, 224)
  • 43 David Pierson – Freshman (6'0, 232)  
  • 44 Fredrick Strickland – Sophomore (6'2, 202)  
  • 49 Matt Stevens – Freshman (6'0, 228)  
  • 58 Airius Moore – Senior (6'0, 235)

Defensive Backs

  •  2 Mike Stevens – Senior (5'11, 190)
  •  5 Johnathan Alston – Senior (6'0, 210)  
  • 10 Freddie Phillips Jr. – Junior (6'1,210)
  • 11 Stephen Griffin – Junior (6'2, 205)
  • 13 Stephen Morrison – Junior (5'11, 201)  
  • 14 Dexter Wright – Junior (6'2, 232)  
  • 15 Chris Ingram – Freshman (6'0, 180)
  • 19 Bryce Banks– Freshman (6'2, 192)  
  • 21 Nick McCloud – Sophomore (6'1, 189)
  • 22 Isaiah Stallings – Freshman (6'4, 220)  
  • 24 Shawn Boone – Senior (5'10, 206)
  • 26 Nicholas Lacy – Senior (5'7, 182)  
  • 30 James Valdez – Freshman (5'11, 193)  
  • 31 Jarius Morehead – Sophomore (6'1, 217)  
  • 33 Dalton Counts – Freshman (6'0, 211)
  • 34 Tim Kid-Glass – Sophomore (6'1, 202)
  • 36 William Brown III – Sophomore (5'10, 192)  
  • 37 Vernon Frier – Sophomore (5'10, 180)  
  • 38 Will Dabbs – Freshman (5'10,192)  
  • 47 Cayman Czesak – Freshman (6'2, 200)

Long Snappers

  • 50 Jackson Quiggle – Freshman (5'10, 205)  
  • 57 Tyler Griffiths – Junior (6'2, 230)
Roster Source:[6]

ScheduleEdit

NC State announced its 2017 football schedule on January 24, 2017. The 2017 schedule consisted of six home games, five away games, and one neutral site game in the regular season. The Wolfpack hosted ACC foes Clemson, Louisville, North Carolina, and Syracuse, and traveled to Boston College, Florida State, Pittsburgh, and Wake Forest.[7]

The Wolfpack hosted two of the four non-conference opponents, Furman from the Southern Conference and Marshall from Conference USA, and traveled to Notre Dame, who competes as an independent. NC State met South Carolina from the Southeastern Conference at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 23:00 p.m.vs. South Carolina*ESPNL 28–3550,367
September 96:00 p.m.Marshall*ACCN ExtraW 37–2057,430
September 1612:20 p.m.Furman*
  • Carter–Finley Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC
ACCNW 49–1656,166
September 2312:00 p.m.at No. 12 Florida StateABC/ESPN2W 27–2173,541
September 3012:20 p.m.Syracuse
  • Carter–Finley Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC
ACCNW 33–2556,197
October 58:00 p.m.No. 17 LouisvilleNo. 24
  • Carter–Finley Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC
ESPNW 39–2556,107
October 1412:00 p.m.at PittsburghNo. 20ACCRSNW 35–1741,124
October 283:30 p.m.at No. 9 Notre Dame*No. 14NBCL 14–3577,622
November 43:30 p.m.No. 6 Clemson No. 20
ABCL 31–3857,600
November 1112:00 p.m.at Boston CollegeABC/ESPN2W 17–1433,242
November 187:30 p.m.at Wake ForestNo. 25ESPNUL 24–3031,803
November 253:30 p.m.North Carolina
  • Carter–Finley Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC (Rivalry)
ESPNUW 33–2157,600
December 293:00 p.m.vs. Arizona State*CBSW 52–3139,897
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[8]

Game summariesEdit

vs. South CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Gamecocks 14 7 14 0 35
Wolfpack 14 7 0 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
26–27–4 2009 L, 3–7

MarshallEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 10 10 0 0 20
Wolfpack 3 20 7 7 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 1995 W, 33–16

FurmanEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Paladins 3 10 0 3 16
Wolfpack 14 14 21 0 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–8–4 1985 L, 20–42

at Florida StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 10 7 3 7 27
No. 12 Seminoles 0 10 3 8 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–25 2016 L, 20–24

SyracuseEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 0 7 10 8 25
Wolfpack 13 13 0 7 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–1 2016 W, 35–20

LouisvilleEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 17 Cardinals 0 10 3 12 25
No. 24 Wolfpack 0 17 7 15 39
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–6 2016 L, 13–54

at PittsburghEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 20 Wolfpack 14 0 7 14 35
Panthers 7 7 0 3 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–5–1 2009 W, 38–31

at Notre DameEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 14 Wolfpack 7 7 0 0 14
No. 9 Fighting Irish 7 14 14 0 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2016 W, 10–3

ClemsonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 6 Tigers 7 10 14 7 38
No. 20 Wolfpack 14 7 0 10 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–56–1 2016 L, 17–24

at Boston CollegeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 0 10 0 7 17
Eagles 0 7 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–9 2016 L, 14–21

at Wake ForestEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 25 Wolfpack 7 7 7 3 24
Demon Deacons 14 3 7 6 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
66–38–6 2016 W, 33–16

North CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 7 7 0 7 21
Wolfpack 6 6 7 14 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
34–66–6 2016 W, 28–21

Arizona State–Sun BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 7 21 3 21 52
Sun Devils 0 10 0 21 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1974 W, 35–14

2018 NFL DraftEdit

The Wolfpack had seven players selected in the 2018 NFL draft, which is a school record.[9]

Player Team Round Pick # Position
Bradley Chubb Denver Broncos 1st 5th DE
B.J. Hill New York Giants 3rd 69 DT
Justin Jones Los Angeles Chargers 3rd 84 DT
Nyheim Hines Indianapolis Colts 4th 104 RB
Kentavius Street San Francisco 49ers 4th 128 DE
Will Richardson Jacksonville Jaguars 4th 129 OT
Jaylen Samuels Pittsburgh Steelers 5th 165 FB

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP RV NR NR NR RV 24 20 16–T 14 20 RV 25 RV RV RV 23 
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV 24 20 17 15 19 24 22 RV RV RV 23 
CFP Not released 20 23 19 NR 24 24 Not released

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sun Bowl score: NC State cruises past Arizona State even with Bradley Chubb out". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  2. ^ "Dave Doeren's new five-year contract approved by NC State trustees". newsobserver. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  3. ^ "NC State claims Life Championship by beating Vanderbilt". SBNation.com. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  4. ^ "NC State smashes Vanderbilt in Independence Bowl rout". CollegeFootballTalk. 2016-12-27. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  5. ^ "Independence Bowl score: NC State easily puts away Vanderbilt in rout". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  6. ^ "2017 Football Roster". NC State Athletics. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "ACC Announces 2017 NC State Football Schedule" (Press release). North Carolina State University Department of Athletics. January 24, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "2017 NC State Wolfpack Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  9. ^ "ACC Has 45 Selected in 2018 NFL Draft". theacc.com. Atlantic Coast Conference. April 28, 2018. Retrieved April 30, 2018.