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NC State vs. Syracuse are set to match up on Saturday in the first ranked matchup ever played between the two teams. James Finneral of CuseNation joins Cory Smith to breakdown the No. 18 Orange on the latest edition of the Pregame Podcast.

Finneral discusses the growth of Garrett Shrader, what makes Sean Tucker such a dynamic tailback, the strength of the defense at linebacker and gives a prediction for Saturday's showdown. Listen to the full podcast to prepare for the Top-25 matchup!

NC State found a way to pull out a tough win over Florida State in 19-17 fashion, but has to get ready with a new quarterback likely under center against Syracuse. Cory and James break down where things stand for Devin Leary -- and several other injuries -- along with a look at the potential for Jack Chambers under center.

The guys also discuss the men's and women's basketball teams, preview the season for both, discuss the ACC Tip-Off festivities and hand out their three stars for the week. Listen to the full podcast below!

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It wasn't pretty, but NC State was able to put away Florida State late for a 19-17 win to move to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in ACC play. Michael and Cory take a look back on the nail-biting win over the Seminoles and the critical injuries in the second half.

What should the Pack do at quarterback if Devin Leary is out moving forward? How critical was the second half for the Pack defense? Just how good has Christopher Dunn been this season for the Pack? We recap all of that and hand out helmet stickers for the win.

NC State returns home this Saturday after its first loss on the road at Clemson with a hungry Florida State team coming to Raleigh. The Seminoles and Wolfpack both dropped their first conference games last weekend and are eager to get back in the win column on Saturday night at 8 p.m. on ACC Network.

Cory Smith is talkin bout the Noles with Brendan Sonnone of Noles247 in the latest Pregame Podcast, including what to expect from Jordan Travis, the FSU three-headed backfield, the Noles' strengths on defense and a prediction for Saturday's huge Atlantic Division contest.

NC State suffered a tough loss to Clemson over the weekend, but still has just one L and a lot of opportunity ahead of it. James and Cory are joined by Sports Channel 8 alum Mark Wood to discuss the Clemson game and the road ahead for the Wolfpack.

How important are the next two games in getting back on track before the bye week for the Pack? What are the biggest changes that need to happen to right the ship? Can the Pack still get to 10 wins and potentially a New Year's Six bowl this season? We discuss it all on the latest Pack Pride Weekly Podcast from Amedeo's!

NC State was so close on multiple opportunities to claw its way back into the game on Saturday night against Clemson, but ultimately fell 30-20 in Death Valley. The Wolfpack's offense was anemic in the second half, leading to State's defense getting picked apart by Clemson.

Cory and Michael take a look back on what went wrong at Memorial Stadium, who to place the blame on for the offense, the Pack's defensive performance and look ahead to the next few weeks in the Postgame Podcast.

After an entire offseason and four weeks worth of games, NC State vs. Clemson is finally here -- and the stakes have never been higher. The Wolfpack and Tigers are set for a Top-10 showdown on ABC with Atlantic Division title implications at the start of ACC play for the Pack.

Kelly Gramlich of the ACC Network joined Cory Smith to discuss the Tigers' start to the season, D.J. Uiagalelei's growth, Will Shipley and Demie Sumo-Karngbaye's potential impact, Clemson's secondary struggles, the effects of Hurricane Ian and give a prediction for the matchup.

NC State is coming off another dominant win in non-conference play, but the real fun will begin this Saturday against Clemson. The Wolfpack will be met with not only the No. 5 Tigers and 81,500 fans, but also the remnants of Hurricane Ian on Saturday night in primetime on ABC.

Therefore, on this week's episode, James and Cory are joined by Spectrum News meteorologist and NC State graduate Lee Ringer to discuss Ian and its potential impact on the game. Bud Elliott of 247Sports and CBS Sports also joins the podcast in the final segment to break down the national perspective of Saturday's game and give his thoughts on NC State, Clemson and more!

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There's no hiding it at this point, all four games for NC State in September were leading up to Oct. 1 against Clemson. The Wolfpack cleared the final hurdle on Saturday against UConn, so Cory and Michael breakdown the 41-10 win over the Huskies on the Postgame Podcast.

What were the biggest takeaways from Devin Leary's performance? How big was it to get Devin Carter, Thayer Thomas and the other experience wideouts heavily involved? What's the status of injured players? Who earned helmet stickers on offense and defense? How critical is next Saturday's game in Death Valley?

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NC State took down its lone non-conference Power 5 opponent in Texas Tech on Saturday behind a blistering performance from the Wolfpack's defense and a strong outing from Demie Sumo-Karngbaye. James and Cory recap the game in the first portion of the podcast before linebacker Isaiah Moore joined the show.

Moore discussed the #PackUnited initiative, what made Saturday such a dominant night for the Pack defense, his leadership style, his return along with Payton Wilson's huge game and much more in the second segment.

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The Wolfpack moved to 3-0 on the season Saturday night after putting together a 27-14 win over Texas Tech at home. It marked the second non-conference Power 5 win in the Dave Doeren era -- both of which have come at home.

Cory Smith and Michael Clark break down the smothering defensive performance, the offense's continued struggles in the red zone, dominance from special teams and much more on the Postgame Podcast!

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NC State is set for its first home non-conference showdown against a Power 5 program since 2016 when it hosts Texas Tech on Saturday. Jarret Johnson of Inside the Red Raiders on 247Sports joined the pregame podcast to preview Texas Tech with Cory Smith.

What is different about the new offense for the Red Raiders? What type of quarterback is Donovan Smith? How experienced is this Texas Tech defense? We discuss all that and get Jarret's prediction for Saturday's matchup.

On this week's podcast, James and Cory were joined by a very special guest in former Wolfpack WR Emeka Emezie live from Amedeo's! Emezie discussed his busy offseason, being a fan of NC State for the first time, relives some moments over the years and much more.

On the second half of the podcast, the guys hand out their three stars of the week, take a look at the Texas Tech matchup and break down the talks about Dave Doeren and Nebraska.

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On a day where the college football world was going crazy, the Wolfpack looked dominant in a 55-3 win over Charleston Southern. Michael and Cory take a look at how NC State trounced the Buccaneers early and just kept pouring it on.

Did Saturday's game prove Devin Leary bounced back from the ECU performance? Just how important is Tyler Baker-Williams to the Pack's defense? Which reserve players stood out in the blowout win? We take a look at all of that and hand out game balls on this podcast!

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Coming off an up-and-down showing on the road against East Carolina, NC State returns home this Saturday for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff against Charleston Southern. David Shelton of the Post & Courier joins Cory Smith to discuss the Buccaneers and what to expect from Autry Denson's team in Week 2.

Who are the offensive players to know for the Bucs? What was Jack Chambers' impact before transferring to NC State? Will this be a get-right game for the offense against CSU's defense? Finally, does he expect the Pack to cover the massive spread on Saturday?