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.

The training wheels are coming off! After multiple weeks of competing against non-Power Five opponents, NC State will travel to Madison, Wisc. to take on the Badgers in one of the toughest arenas to play in the entire country.

How has this team bounced back after a losing season in 2017-18 to become a Top 25 program through the first six games? What makes Ethan Happ one of the most talented big men in the country? Who is one of the biggest emerging stars for the Badgers early on?

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On this week's Postgame Podcast, Cory and Michael discuss the overtime win over UNC for NC State for a third straight win in Kenan Stadium. The Wolfpack walked off with Reggie Gallaspy's fifth touchdown to move to 8-3 (5-3 ACC) on the season ahead of the season finale against ECU at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Who were Michael and Cory's picks for offensive and defensive MVP? How huge was the performance from Gallaspy in a historical sense for NC State? How important was the UNC win ahead of another in-state matchup against ECU?

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On this week's Pregame Podcast, Cory Smith is joined by Brant Wilkerson-New, ACC beat writer for the Greensboro News-Record, to discuss the upcoming matchup between the Wolfpack and the Tar Heels.

Who is expected to start under center? Will UNC look to pound the ball in the running game or try NC State's secondary? How big of an impact will Cade Carney have on the defensive side of the ball?

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On this week's Postgame Podcast, Cory and Michael discuss the win for NC State over Louisville. The Wolfpack left Cardinal Stadium with its first win over Louisville on the road in the most lopsided victory of the season at 52-10.

Who were the offensive and defensive MVPs in the rout on Saturday? What led to the Wolfpack unleashing its offense in the second half against Louisville? How much confidence does this team have heading into Chapel Hill on Saturday?

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On this week's Pregame Podcast, Jody Demling of Cardinal Authority with the 247Sports network discusses the upcoming matchup with NC State with Cory Smith.

How do dual-threat quarterbacks Jawon Pass or Malik Cunningham matchup with NC State? Who are the biggest playmakers in the passing game? Is the passing defense truly a strength for Louisville or just smoke and mirrors? Demling breaks it all down with Pack Pride.

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On this week's Postgame Podcast, Cory and Michael discuss the loss for NC State against Wake Forest on Thursday. The Wolfpack was handed its third loss in the last four games, 27-23, against the Demon Deacons in Week 11.

Just how bad was the second half for the Wolfpack secondary? What areas did the NC State offense struggle the most? How can the Wolfpack get back on track with nine days to prepare for Louisville?

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On this week's Pregame Podcast, Cory Smith is joined by Les Johns, Wake Forest editor for Demon Deacons Digest, to discuss the upcoming matchup between the Wolfpack and the Deacs.

What can Wolfpack fans expect to see from Wake's new quarterback? How strong is the Wake running game? Can the Deacs' porous scoring defense keep up with the Pack's scoring offense?

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On this week's Postgame Podcast, Cory and Michael discuss the dominant win for NC State to remain undefeated at Carter-Finley Stadium. The Wolfpack dismantled the Seminoles, 47-28, to move to 6-2 (3-2 ACC) on the season ahead of a Thursday night matchup against Wake Forest later this week.

Who were Michael and Cory's picks for offensive and defensive MVP? How explosive is this offense when it has balance from Ricky Person and Reggie Gallaspy? How important was the FSU win with a short week before facing Wake?

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On this week's Pregame Podcast, Cory Smith is joined by Josh Newberg, FSU beat writer for Noles247, to discuss the upcoming matchup between the Wolfpack and the Seminoles.

Who is expected to start under center? Will FSU be capable of finding a running game? How big of an impact will Brian Burns have on the defensive side of the ball?

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On this week's Postgame Podcast, Cory and Michael discuss the loss for NC State in the Carrier Dome. The Wolfpack was handed its second straight loss, 51-41, against Clemson in Week 9.

What is going on with the Wolfpack secondary? How was 41 points and career-high nights from Finley and Harmon not enough? How can the Wolfpack get back on track heading home to face FSU?

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On this week's Pregame Podcast, Cory Smith is joined by Syracuse beat writer Stephen Bailey of Syracuse.com to discuss the upcoming matchup between the Wolfpack and the Orange.

What does he believe Syracuse will do at quarterback with two signal-callers? Why is the defensive line one of the best units on the team? Will the Orange be without their starting corners due to injury?

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On this week's Postgame Podcast, Cory and Michael discuss the blowout loss for NC State in Death Valley. The Wolfpack was dealt its first loss of the season, 41-7, against Clemson in Week 8.

Were there any bright spots for either side of the ball? What areas need to improve the most moving forward? How can the Wolfpack get back on track to set the program record for wins in the regular season?

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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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