Shadrach Thornton Key Players Returning

RB Shadrach Thornton, WR Quintin Payton, WR Brian Underwood, WR/RS Rashard Smith, TE Asa Watson, OG Duran Christophe, OT Rob Crisp.

And DE Darryl Cato-Bishop, DE Art Norman, DT Ty McGill, DT Thomas Teal, LB Rickey Dowdy, LB Sterling Lucas, LB Brandon Pittman, CB Justin Burris, FS Dontae Johnson, SS Hakim Jones, K Niklas Sade, P Wil Baumann.

Key Players Departing

QB Mike Glennon, WR/KR Tobias Palmer, TE Mario Carter, C Camden Wentz, OG Zach Allen, OT RJ Mattes, DE Brian Slay, LB Sterling Lucas, CB David Amerson, CB CJ Wilson, FS Brandan Bishop, SS Earl Wolff.

2013 Top 10 Recruits

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RB Matthew Dayes (Weston, Florida), *** OL Tylar Reagon (Fruit Cove, Florida), *** DT Kenton Gibbs (Detroit, Michigan), *** Monty Nelson (Plantation, Florida), *** Joshua Jones (Waslled Lake, Michigan), *** ATH Johnathan Alston (Bunn, North Carolina), *** RB Joshua Mercer (Guyton, Georgia), *** Jumichael Ramos (Hampton, Georgia), *** LB Jerod Fernandez (Lake Mary, Florida), *** Sean Paul (Vero Beach, Florida).

2012 Results

G1: 
vs. Tennessee,  L  25-31
G2:  @ Connecticut,  W  10-7
G3:  SOUTH ALABAMA,  W  31-7
G4:  THE CITADEL,  W  62-14
G5:  @ Miami (FL),  L  37-44
G6:  FLORIDA STATE,  W  17-16
G7:  @ Maryland Terrapins,  W  20-18
G8:  @ North Carolina,  L  35-43
G9: 
VIRGINIA,  L  6-33
G10: 
WAKE FOREST,  W  37-6
G11:  @ Clemson,  L  48-62
G12:  BOSTON COLLEGE,  W  27-10
BOWL:  vs. Vanderbilt,  L  24-38

Team 411

Location:
Raleigh, North Carolina.
2012 Record:  7-6; (3rd in Atlantic)
Home: 5-1
Away:
2-3
Neutral: 0-2
ACC: 4-4
Non ACC: 3-2
Head Coach: Tom O'Brien
@ NC State: 40-36
Career: 115-81
Bowls: 8-3
Projected Offensive MVP: Tyler Brosius
Projected Defensive MVP: Darryl Cato-Bishop
Projected Special Teams MVP:  Niklas Sade

Returning Statistical Leaders

Passing: 
(None), Rushing:  Shadrach Thornton (154 car., 694 yards, 4.5 avg., 3 TDs), Receiving:  Quintin Payton (51 rec., 798 yards, 15.6 avg., 2 TDs), TDs Scored: Bryan Underwood (10), Sacks:  (6.5), Tackles:  Ricky Dowdy  (88), Interceptions:  Justin Burns  (3), Deflected Passes:  (9), Tackles For Loss:  Rickey Dowdy  (16.5), Forced Fumbles:  4 tied  (1), Kick Returners:  Logan Winkles  (3 ret., 29 yards, 9.7 avg., 0 TDs), Punt Returners:  Rasard Smith  (34 ret., 316 avg., 9.3 avg., 1 TD), Kickers:  Niklas Sade  (13-23 fg/fga., 57%, 44-46 xp/xpa., 83 pts.), Punting:  Wil Baumann  (74 punts, 2882 yards, 38.9 avg., 16 in20).

Projected Offensive Starters:

QB: 
12  Tyler Brosius
RB:  45  Shadrock Thornton
WR1:  80 Brian Underwood
WR2:  2  Rashard Smith
WR3:  88  Quinton Payton
TE:  82  Asa Watson
OC:  56  Bryce Kennedy
LG:  62  Duran Christophe
RG:  50  Cameron Fordham
LT:  74  Tyson Chandlers
RT:  78  Rob Crisp
KR:  2  Rashard Smith
K:  32  Niklas Sade

Projected Defensive Starters

DE: 
92  Darryl Cato-Bishop
DE: 
95  Art Norman
DT: 
69  Thomas Teal
DT: 
75  Ty McGill
SLB: 
34  Ricky Dowdy
MLB: 
7  Sterling Lucas
WLB: 
5  Rodman Noel
CB: 
14  Jarvis Byrd
CB: 
11  Justin Burris
FS: 
25  Dontae Johnson
SS: 
38  Hakim Jones
PR: 
2  Rashard Smith
P: 
36  Wil Baumann

2013 Schedule

08/31:  LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS  (First meeting between schools).
09/07:  RICHMOND SPIDERS  (NC State won the last meeting 42-0).
09/19:  CLEMSON TIGERS  (Pack trails the series 28-52-1 and are 7-17 since 1990).
09/28:  CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS  (Pack won the only meeting between schools, 38-24, in 2011).
10/05:  at Wake Forest Demon Deacons  (Pack leads the series 63-37-6 and are 15-8 since 1990).
10/12:  SYRACUSE ORANGE  (Pack are undefeated in the series, 6-0).
10/26:  at Florida State Seminoles  (Pack trails the series 11-22 and are 6-6 since 2000).
11/02:  at North Carolina Tar Heels  (Pack trails the series 32-64-6 and are 11-12 since 1990).
11/09:  at Duke Blue Devils  (Pack leads the series 34-21-1 and are 5-5 since 1997).
11/16:  at Boston College Eagles  (Pack trails the series 36-40-5 and are 14-1 since 1990).
11/23:  EAST CAROLINA PIRATES  (Pack leads the series 16-11 and are 4-5 since 1992).
11/30:  MARYLAND TERRAPINS  (Pack leads the series 33-32-4 and are 13-10 since 1990).

ACC Prediction:  1-7