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2017 Schedule
6-1, 1st in ACC - Atlantic
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2dDavid M. Hale

X factor for NC State down the stretch: Nyheim Hines

Hines is perhaps NC State's most overlooked star. He was dominant in the Wolfpack's most recent win vs. Pitt, rushing for 135 yards and a touchdown while returning a punt for another score.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

NC State coach Dave Doeren on his program's rise since he arrived: "I don't think we're close to finishing what we started."

ESPN Stats and Info

Wolfpack entering schedule crucible

NC State leads the ACC Atlantic going into its bye week, and is primed to make a run at the College Football Playoff with two games against ranked foes coming up.

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4dMark Schlabach

Ranking the Power 5 conferences by entertainment value: ACC

What looked like the best Power 5 conference at the end of 2016 is limping into the second half of the 2017 season. If Clemson doesn't rebound, Miami might be the ACC's only hope to make the CFP.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After Clemson lost and Miami won this weekend, the Hurricanes are the favorites to win the ACC.

NC State downs Pittsburgh (0:37)

No. 20 NC State pulls away from Pitt in 35-17 win

Nyheim Hines ran for an 83-yard touchdown and returned a punt 92 yards for another score on his way to 249 total yards to help No. 20 North Carolina State win its sixth straight game with a 35-17 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

NC State gets a much needed bye week before entering what could be the defining stretch of its season: back-to-back games at Notre Dame and home to Clemson.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

NC State outscored Pitt 21-3 in the second half to pull away and stay undefeated in ACC play. The run game gave the Wolfpack a boost, on a day when Ryan Finley and the pass game was not completely in sync.

Jackson gets Mossed as Harmon goes up and gets it (1:14)
Finley fires a strike to Meyers for Wolfpack TD (0:38)
Dinucci finds O-lineman Brian O'Neill who rumbles down to the 1-yard line (0:54)
Hines takes off for 83-yard TD (1:03)
Dinucci finds wide open Weah for a Pitt TD (0:31)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After Clemson's loss to Syracuse last night, Miami is now the favorite to win the ACC by the slimmest of margins. The Hurricanes have a 37% chance to win the conference title, compared to 36% for the Tigers and 18% for NC State.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Doeren on DE Darian Roseboro, who lost his father this week: "He's here. He came back yesterday. He's practiced all week. He was [home] for the whole final part, spending a lot of time with his mom and his father. He was able to say all his goodbyes. His dad had been battling for a long time. I think Darian's doing really well. He's in a great place where people are putting arms around him."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

NC State and Dave Doeren are in the middle of a comprehensive discussion about a contract extension, a source confirmed to ESPN.com. Doeren has quashed any talk about being on the hot seat after a 5-1 start and a No. 20 ranking. His current contract goes through 2019 and pays him $2.2 million before bonuses. USA Today was first to report the negotiations.

Team Stats

Passing Yards290.023rd
Rushing Yards177.457th
Points For35.4Tied-31st
Points Against22.748th