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.

NC State dropped to 9-4 (5-3 ACC) on the season after a 52-13 loss to No. 19 Texas A&M (9-4, 5-3 SEC) in the 2018 Gator Bowl. Cory and Michael take a look back on the final game of 2018 on New Year's Day.

Pack Pride breaks down the takeaways from the loss, how C.J. Riley and Brock Miller performed as well as a final season overview. We also provide a lookahead to the 2019 season -- which will see freshmen enrolling on Wednesday.

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On the final Pregame Podcast of 2018, Cory Smith is joined by Jeff Tarpley, Texas A&M beat writer for GigEm247, to discuss the upcoming matchup between the Wolfpack and the Aggies in the Gator Bowl.

What makes Kellen Mond special under center? How difficult is it to stop Trayveon Williams? How big of an impact will losing two defensive starters have for the Aggies?

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On this week's Pack Pride Podcast, Cory Smith and Michael Clark break down the complete early crop of signees for NC State.

Michael and Cory take a look at the stars and surprises on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. They also discuss what comes next -- including the status of Jamious Griffin and which positions the Wolfpack is targeting moving forward.

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On this week's Pack Pride Podcast, Cory and Michael break down the departures of both Eliah Drinkwitz and Dwayne Ledford. Where does this leave the program and what impact does it have on recruiting?

We also take a look at the recent additions of Porter Rooks and Ty Evans in the 2020 and 2019 recruiting classes, respectively. Both players add offensive weapons to each class, but what brought them to Raleigh? We discuss their recruiting journeys.

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NC State clinched a second straight nine-win season and secured a Gator Bowl berth following the 58-3 win over ECU on Saturday. Cory and Michael take a look back at the game in the latest Postgame Podcast.

Both guys break down their most memorable records or marks set in the game along with one final look at the 2018 regular season. Between the growth of the running game over the last several weeks and the passing game setting several season and career records, there was plenty to take away from Saturday's win over the Pirates.

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On this week's Pregame Podcast, Stephen Igoe of Hoist The Colours with the 247Sports network discusses the upcoming matchup between ECU and NC State with Cory Smith.

Which quarterback will start the matchup with NC State? Who are the biggest playmakers in the passing game? How much of an impact can AAC Defensive Player of the Year Nate Harvey have against NC State's offense? Igoe breaks it all down with Pack Pride.

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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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