Florida State running back Khalan Laborn (4) keeps running as he's brought down by North Carolina State linebacker Payton Wilson (11) defensive tackle Alim McNeill and defensive tackle Larrell Murchison (92) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.
NC State football will be missing four key defensive pieces in the Gator Bowl matchup vs. Kentucky.
- DT Alim McNeill
- Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft
- 4.5 tackles for loss
- LB Payton Wilson
- Leading tackler, out with injury
- 108 tackles, 3rd in the FBS
- 2 INT, 3.5 sacks
- Drake Thomas
- Out with injury
- 58 tackles, 4th on NC State’s roster
- Tanner Ingle
- Out due to three ejections from targeting penalties