NC State missing 4 defensive starters in Gator Bowl, including LB Payton Wilson

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