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

Coming off a humbling loss to West Virginia by a final score of 44-27 on the road in Week 3, NC State heads home looking to get back on track against Ball State. Beat Writer Jordan Guskey joins the Pregame Podcast to discuss the Cardinals ahead of Week 4.

What makes QB Drew Plitt one of the most productive passers in the country? Can the Pack's passing attack get right against the Cards' secondary? Will Ball State keep the game close or even pull off the upset?

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NC State vs. West Virginia was, well, not pretty -- on either side of the ball, to be honest. That's putting it mildly. While there is a lot of negativity in Wolfpack Nation about the performance, James and Cory take a larger look at where things stand and other news for the Pack.

What were Cory and James' thoughts on Matt McKay's performance? Why were the depth chart changes made to the defense? The guys also talk Cam Hayes' commitment, Pack Pros and much more!

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Well, that was ... something.

The Wolfpack went into Morgantown, W.V. to take on the Mountaineers with a chance of moving to 3-0 and earning somewhat of a statement win against a struggling team. Instead, NC State was throttled in the second half to fall in a 44-27 loss against West Virginia.

Cory and Michael dissect the loss, from the performance of Matt McKay to the red-zone defense against West Virginia.

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On this week's pregame podcast, Cory is joined by Chris Anderson, publisher of EerSports on the 247Sports network, to discuss the matchup between NC State and West Virginia.

What is the biggest weakness of West Virginia's offense? Who is the biggest bright spot for the defensive side of the ball? What is Chris' prediction for the game?

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On this week's episode of the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast, Cory and James are joined by a very special guest in former NC State defensive back and 12-year NFL veteran Dewayne Washington. The former first-round pick sticks around for the entirety of the show to discuss his career as well as the players he's coached now with the Pack.

Which assistant coach does Washington believe isn't getting enough credit? What's it like to watch his former players from Heritage succeed with NC State? What was Washington's proudest moment with NC State?

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The Wolfpack kept the party rolling with yet another resounding win over Western Carolina by a final of 41-0 on Saturday. However, it wasn't all perfect for the Pack, as Cory and Michael discuss.

In what areas did Matt McKay struggle early on? What does Zonovan Knight's breakout performance do for the running game? Who earned the offensive and defensive game balls?

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On this week's Pregame Podcast, Cory is joined by Michael Clark to discuss Western Carolina. Since we couldn't find a media member that covered the Catamounts, Michael offers his expertise from studying the team ahead of Saturday's matchup.

How difficult will it be to bottle up Preseason FCS All-American Tyrie Adams? What will the Pack need to shore up ahead of West Virginia? What's the latest on State's official visitor for this weekend?

 

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Cory and James are back for another installment of the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast!

On this week's episode, the guys are joined by Brand Activation Manager for New Belgium Chris Allen -- better known as the "Raleigh Beer Ranger" -- to talk about Old Tuffy. With the beer now on store shelves, at tailgates and sold in Carter-Finley Stadium, Allen talks about how the project came together, the impact for NC State and the reaction from the fan base.

The discussion then moves to the aftermath from the 34-6 win over ECU in Week 1 for the Wolfpack. With so many topics to touch on, Cory and James take a look at Matt McKay's performance, the new-look defense and start a new feature as we hand out our three stars from the victory!

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NC State kicked off the 2019 football season the same way it finished the 2018 regular season -- with a dominant win over ECU. Cory and Michael take a look back on the 34-6 victory and how the Pack got to 1-0.

How good was Matt McKay's first start of his career? Why was the 3-3-5 defense so effective for the Pack? Who were the offensive and defensive MVPs?

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With the Wolfpack and Pirates kicking off in less than 48 hours, the Pregame Podcasts are back! This week, Stephen Igoe of Hoist the Colours joins R. Cory Smith to discuss the matchup with ECU.

Is Igoe buying into the hype Mike Houston is building for ECU? How much different will the Pirates offense look under Holton Ahlers? Who are the defensive standouts heading into Houston's first year?

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With the regular season finally kicking off on Saturday, Pack Pride concludes its annual positional preview for NC State football. Cory and Michael take a look at the secondary and special teams units for the 2019 season.

How much will the Pack lean on its seniors in the secondary? What will Chris Dunn do for an encore in 2019? How dynamic will the kick return game be? Jarius Morehead joins the show to discuss his growth with the Pack, improving the secondary and life after football.

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Welcome to the first edition of the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast! Shot live at Amedeo's, James Curle drives the ship along with Cory Smith providing analysis for numerous NC State topics ahead of Week 1.

Between the start of the 2019 season against ECU, Jacoby Brissett taking over as starting QB for the Colts and Matt McKay winning the QB battle for the Pack, there was plenty to talk about. Evan Sauer of Tailgate Guys also joins the show to discuss what they will bring to NC State tailgates this season.

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With fall camp finishing up this week, Pack Pride continues its annual positional preview for NC State football. Cory and Michael take a look at the linebackers and nickels for the 2019 season.

How deep is the linebacker group this year? What can Pack fans expect from a healthy Stephen Griffin? Isaiah Moore also joins the podcast to talk about his development, leadership style and relationship with Coach Thunder.

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With just over two weeks left before the start of the season opener, we're over halfway through with our positional previews for NC State. This week, Cory and Michael take a look at the trenches for the 2019 season.

Who are the players in line to start along the offensive line? How talented is the new-look defensive line? Larrell Murchison also joins the podcast to discuss his expectations and putting his city on his back.

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With fall camp in full swing, Pack Pride is rolling along with its annual positional preview for NC State football. Cory and Michael take a look at the wideouts and tight ends for the 2019 season.

How much of a leap can the three projected starters make? How deep is the slot for the Pack? Will Cary Angeline the be "safety valve" for the Pack's new QB? Emeka Emezie also joins the podcast to talk about his growth, leadership style and personal expectations.

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