Hosted by R. Cory Smith and Michael Clark, the Pack Pride Podcast is the official podcast of Pack Pride. A syndicated partner of Scout.com and 247Sports, Pack Pride is an independent publication that brings you the latest on NC State athletics. You can find us at www.PackPride.com.

On this week's Pregame Podcast, Cory Smith is joined by Matt Connolly, Clemson beat writer for The State, to discuss the upcoming matchup between the Wolfpack and the Tigers.

How different is the offense with Trevor Lawrence under center? What makes Travis Etienne one of the most explosive running backs in the country? Who will be matched up with Kelvin Harmon in Death Valley?

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Six weeks into the 2018 season, NC State is 5-0 (2-0 ACC) for the first time since the 2003 season and has a bye leading up to a huge showdown with Clemson. The Wolfpack heads into Death Valley healthy and ready to compete for the Atlantic Division crown, but how did we get here?

Cory and Michael take a look back on the start of the 2018 season ahead of the last weekend off until December. Who has been the biggest surprise for the Wolfpack thus far? Which position groups have performed the best (outside of wide receivers, of course)? Do we need to update our final record predictions after seeing what the rest of the ACC looks like?

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On this week's Pack Pride Podcast, Cory Smith sits down with Torin Dorn of the NC State basketball team. Dorn is entering his fourth year with the team and third year on the court for the Wolfpack.

Leading up to the start of the season, Dorn discusses playing for three different head coaches, gelling with the new players and what he's learned under Kevin Keatts in one season. We also do rapid fire questions to learn more about the senior guard.

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NC State clinched a fifth straight win to open up the season and starts 2-0 in ACC play with a 28-23 win over Boston College. Cory and Michael take a look back at the game in the latest Postgame Podcast.

Both guys break down their offensive and defensive MVPs along with one final takeaway from the game. Between the growth of the running game and one breakout defensive player, there was plenty to take away from Saturday night's win over the Eagles.

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On this week's Pregame Podcast, Boston College beat writer Tyler Calvarusso of Eagle Insider discusses the upcoming matchup with NC State with Cory Smith.

What makes A.J. Dillon such a huge weapon and will he be able to play? Who are the biggest playmakers in the passing game? Who are the defensive players to watch at critical positions? Calvarusso breaks it all down with Pack Pride.

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On this week's episode of the Pack Pride Podcast, Cory Smith is joined by 247Sports' national basketball recruiting analyst Evan Daniels to discuss the recent commitment of Jalen Lecque.

What does Lecque's athleticism bring to the 2019 recruiting class? Will Lecque be a one-and-done player? Is NC State an immediate competitor in the ACC for the 2019-20 season? Cory and Evan break it all down here!

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NC State clinched a fourth straight win to open up the season and starts 1-0 in ACC play with a 35-21 win over Virginia. Cory and Michael take a look back at the game in the latest Postgame Podcast.

Both guys break down their offensive and defensive MVPs along with one final takeaway from the game. Between the growth of the running game and several stars along the defensive line breaking out, there was plenty to take away from Saturday night's win over the Cavaliers.

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On this week's Pregame Podcast, Virginia beat writer Mike Barber of the Richmond-Times Dispatch discusses the upcoming matchup with NC State with Cory Smith.

What makes transfer QB Bryce Perkins so lethal? Who are the biggest playmakers in the ground and passing game? Who are the defensive players to watch at critical positions? Barber breaks it all down with Pack Pride.

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Coming off a second straight 37-20 win over Marshall to conclude the home-and-home series for NC State, Michael and Cory take a look back at the game.

Both guys break down their offensive and defensive MVPs along with one final takeaway from the game. Between the health of the wideouts and the kicking game, there was plenty to take away from Saturday night's win over Marshall.

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On this week's Pregame Podcast, Marshall beat writer Grant Traylor of The Herald-Dispatch discusses the upcoming matchup with NC State with Cory Smith.

How effective has freshman QB Isaiah Green been thus far? Who are the biggest playmakers in the passing game? Who are the defensive players to watch at critical positions? Traylor breaks it all down with Pack Pride.

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On this week's Pack Pride Podcast, Cory Smith and Michael Clark are joined by Josh Newberg of Noles247 to talk about the commitment of Bailey Hockman to NC State.

The Florida State transfer will join the Wolfpack in the 2019 class, but what does he bring to Raleigh? We break it all down from Josh's perspective after covering Hockman then Cory and Michael analyze what he brings to the Pack's quarterback room.

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On this week's Postgame Podcast, Cory and Michael take a look back at NC State's Week 2 victory over Georgia State. The 41-7 game featured huge performances from multiple players, but still left some question marks on both sides of the ball.

Who was the offensive player of the game? Who was the defensive player of the game? What are the biggest areas that need to improve before West Virginia? The guys break it all down on the Postgame Podcast.

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On this week's Pregame Podcast, Ben Moore of PantherTalk.com with the 247Sports network discusses the upcoming matchup with NC State with Cory Smith.

How does dual-threat quarterback Dan Ellington matchup with NC State? Who are the biggest playmakers in the passing game? Will the entire defensive line be healthy when the Panthers head to Raleigh? Moore breaks it all down with Pack Pride.

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NC State moved to 1-0 after a season-opening win over FCS powerhouse James Madison on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium. Despite a career-high performance from Jakobi Meyers and a strong outing from Ryan Finley, James Madison kept the game close all afternoon.

Cory and Michael break down the game with a look at both sides of the ball, the top offensive and defensive players from the game. 

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On the final preseason Pack Pride Podcast, Cory and Michael are joined by Joe Giglio of The News & Observer to discuss the upcoming NC State season. The roundtable discussion takes a look at the over-under for Ryan Finley, Darian Roseboro and the team wins as a whole for the 2018 campaign.

Cory and Michael also wrap up the position analysis with a look at the linebackers and cornerbacks following the release of the two-deep depth chart.

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