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Selection Snapshot: NC State Wolfpack

The Wolfpack have had a tumultuous season in 2011, going from a victory over then-No. 3 Florida State in October to a coaching change at the end of the season. The Wolfpack have had more appearances in what is now the Russell Athletic Bowl than any other team and could be in line for another appearance in 2012.

Record: 7-5
Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 4-4 ACC
Key Wins: vs. Wake Forest (37-6), vs. Florida State (17-16)
Key Losses: vs. Clemson (62-48), @Miami (FL) (44-37)
Last Bowl Appearance: 2011 Belk Bowl vs. Louisville
Last Orlando Bowl Appearance: 2010 Champs Sports Bowl vs. West Virginia

Top Players:

  • Mike Glennon, QB: 3648 passing yards, 30 total touchdowns (passing and rushing)
  • Shadrach Thorton, RB: 655 yards rushing, 233 yards receiving, 4 total touchdowns (rushing and receiving)
  • Quintin Payton, WR, 761 receiving yards, 2 total touchdowns
  • Tobais Palmer, WR, 670 receiving yards, 60 yards rushing, 83 yard long touchdown

Series Records vs. Possible Opponents:

vs. Cincinnati: 1-1, last meeting 9/22/2011 -- lost 44-14
vs. Louisville: 1-3, last meeting 12/27/2011 -- won 31-24 (Belk Bowl)
vs. Rutgers: 0-1, last meeting 12/29/2008 -- lost 29-23 (Papajohns.com Bowl)
vs Syracuse: 6-0, last meeting 10/1/1998 -- won 38-17

About The Author

Devin Beahm
Devin Beahm Digital Media Assistant

Devin (State College, Pa.) joined FCSports in 2012 while attending the DeVos Sport Business Management Program at the University of Central Florida. She recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA where she majored in psychology and global studies.

Devin loves to spend her weekends watching her favorite teams: the Penn State Nittany Lions, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Celtics.