RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Slowly but surely, North Carolina State's defense seems to be steadying itself heading into the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule. The offense could use a little more work.
The Wolfpack play their final nonconference game Saturday night when they host The Citadel (3-0) of the Championship Subdivision.
It marks the last chance for N.C. State (2-1) to figure some things out before league play begins next week.
The Wolfpack's defense was lit up for several big plays in a one-sided loss to Tennessee in the opener, but followed that by beating Connecticut and South Alabama and allowing seven points in each game.
N.C. State's offense ranks 97th or worse in three of the four major stat categories, and coach Tom O'Brien calls his team "a work in progress."