No one enjoys piling on when things go wrong. But nonetheless, we’ve got to call out the ACC players who were counter-productive in helping their teams grab a victory this weekend. On the bright side for them, they can always get off this list next week. And for their sake, let’s hope they do.
We’ve already talked about all the issues NC State experienced in their opening game against Tennessee, but it’s worth rehashing just the same. David Amerson, the team’s best weapon, was effectively torched for the entirety of Friday’s matchup. So now what? Was last year an anomaly, or was the first game just a case of Amerson shaking off the rust? It’s obviously too soon to tell, but Friday set an effective blueprint for how to defeat the Wolpack, mostly centered on attacking their two best players incessantly. No, the year isn’t over just yet, but State and Amerson need to figure out a way to rebound quickly, or else a promising season could spiral quickly out of control.
Mike Glennon, QB/NC State (27/46 passing, 288 yards, 1 TD, 4 INT)