West Virginia’s week three matchup will pit new head coach Neal Brown against NC State coach Dave Doeren and a staff that has enjoyed success in recent seasons.
The Wolfpack has won nine games in each of the last two seasons, marking the first time since 1991-92 that NC State teams have produced consecutive seasons of nine wins or more.
Doeren’s sqaud is off to a 2-0 start this season, posting wins against East Carolina and Western Carolina.
“They’ve just built a really solid program,” Brown said. “I think they’re really well coached. They never beat themselves, so a lot of respect for them.”
NC State has made some changes defensively this season after adding a name that’s very familiar to WVU fans. Former Mountaineer defensive coordinator Tony Gibson is now the co-defensive coordinator of the Wolfpack, and so far this season, NC State hasn’t allowed a touchdown.
The Wolfpack has allowed just six points all season, shutting out Western Carolina in its most recent contest.
During his weekly Big 12 teleconference, Brown previewed the matchup with NC State, and noted that he’ll provide an injury update on defensive lineman Taijh Alston Tuesday. Listen to audio from the teleconference at the top of this page.