RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Improving an offense that managed only a field goal and failed to protect the quarterback against South Carolina is the top priority for North Carolina State.
Coach Tom O'Brien said that his team has a lot of room for improvement, especially on offense. Quarterback Russell Wilson was sacked six times and the Wolfpack (0-1) failed to move the ball as effectively as O'Brien would have hoped.
The 7-3 loss to the Gamecocks means O'Brien has lost all three of his season openers at N.C. State.
The coach said Murray State (1-0) will not have the same athletic ability and depth that South Carolina threw at the Wolfpack so that should help N.C. State work out some of the deficiencies from its first outing.