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2016 Schedule
7-6, 4th in ACC - Atlantic
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4dMark Schlabach

The 2016-17 All-Bowl team

From Deshaun Watson to Jonathan Allen to Dalvin Cook, it was a bowl season filled with spectacular performances. Here are the best of the best.

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Doeren involved in championship MegaCast

NC State coach Dave Doeren will take part in the Coaches Film Room broadcast during Monday night's national championship game. 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPNews/WatchESPN

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb will return for his senior season, huge news for a Wolfpack defense that brings back 16 starters for 2017. Every starter on the line returns off a group that had 89 tackles for loss and 37 sacks. Chubb had 10.5 sacks and 22 TFLs on his own and is a likely choice for preseason All-ACC honors.

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14dAndrea Adelson

All hail the ACC, the new king of bowl season

For years, the ACC fought the idea that it wasn't on par with the SEC or Big Ten. But its 2016 bowl record is further proof the landscape has changed.

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Has the ACC already won bowl season?

The ACC can finish no worse than 8-4 in bowl games, but the SEC can still finish with an 8-5 record and a national championship. A 5-5 record is within reach for the Big Ten.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

NC State safety Josh Jones has decided to leave school early to enter the NFL draft. Jones led the team this past season with 109 tackles and has eight career interceptions. Now the Wolfpack await word from defensive end Bradley Chubb, who is still weighing his future options.

NC State routs Vanderbilt to win Independence Bowl (1:12)
Vandy can learn a lot from bowl loss (0:59)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

NC State easily could have been a 9- or 10-win team this season. The Wolf Pack lost several games on special teams and could get out of their way in other contests. Talent never was the issue, especially along a defensive line that some ACC coaches considered the best in the league. Dave Doeren's team finished strong with wins over North Carolina and Vanderbilt. He now enters a pivotal season with another tough schedule.

Jaylen Samuel's 3 TD performance fuels NC STATE to victory in the Camping World Independence Bowl (2:37)

NC State seals win with pick-six

On the final play of the Camping World Independence Bowl, Niles Clark intercepts Kyle Shurmur's pass and returns it for a 32-yard TD, as NC State beats Vanderbilt, 41-17.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina State routs Vanderbilt 41-17. The ViewFromVegas is the Wolfpack also covered as 6-point favorites and the game went over the betting total of 46 points. It was only the second time the popular fave/over parlay has hit in 17 bowl games so far. Faves have won 12 of 17 bowls, but underdogs lead 12-5 ATS (70.6 percent) while unders lead 10-7 (58.8 percent).

NC State receives trophy for winning Independence Bowl (3:09)

Hines runs for 100-yard kickoff TD

Just as Vanderbilt was working its way back, Nyheim Hines takes the kickoff and weaves his way through the defense before finding open field and turning on the jets for the NC State touchdown.


Blasingame punches in a Vanderbilt TD

Khari Blasingame gets the ball and dives across the goal line for a 1-yard touchdown. NC State holds a 28-17 in the fourth quarter.

Hines goes 100 yards in a flash for kickoff return TD in NC State's win (0:53)

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