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In just three short days, NC State and UConn will kick off their 2023 seasons against each other in Storrs, Conn. on CBS Sports Network. With Week 1 quickly approaching, Cory Smith was joined on the first Pregame Podcast by Aman Kidwai of The UConn Blog to discuss the matchup.

What should Wolfpack fans expect from newly-named starting quarterback Joe Fagnano? How will the offense look around him after the conclusion of fall camp? Who are the defensive players to watch outside of stud linebacker Jackson Mitchell? And just how important is this game for the Huskies to put themselves in the national discussion again? We look at all that and get a prediction ahead of Week 1!

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