Following three straight wins, including most recently over neighborhood rival Duke, NC State is now 4-1 on the season. NC State has emerged as a top-30 team on both sides of the ball; the Wolfpack also landed in the AP Top 25 for the first time since the 2018 season.
However, as NC State gets ready for a top-25 showdown with UNC, the Pack must go forward without starting quarterback Devin Leary, injured against Duke. With Leary out for 4-8 weeks, Bailey Hockman takes over again as QB1.
NC State Football Injury Chart
|PLAYER||POSITION||INJURY||STATUS||DATE INJURED||POSSIBLE RETURN||NOTES|
|Teshaun Smith||CB||Shoulder||Out for season||N/A||Will help team in practices|
|Rakeim Ashford||S||Out for Season||Sept. 26||Injured vs. VT|
|Khalid Martin||S||Hip||Uncertain||Sept. 26||N/A||Left VT game, transferred to hospital|
|Devin Leary||QB||Broken fibula||Out 4-8 weeks||Oct. 17 (Duke)||11/28 (best-case scenario)||Could be done for season|
|Tyrone Riley||OL||Uncertain, not on depth chart||Oct. 17 (Duke)|