Scouting NC State: Offense

Posted: September 12, 2014 in Football

The NC State offense will be looking to spread the field with 3 wide receiver looks. The USF defense did well against Maryland, limiting their yards after short passes and they will need another strong effort against the Wolfpack.

Offensive line

At left tackle is senior Rob Crisp (6’7″ 285 lbs.) who started two games last year before his year was ended due to a concussion (granted a 6th year to play). Behind him is senior Andy Jomantos (6’7″ 295 lbs.) who moved over from right guard last year. At left guard is junior Joe Thuney (6’5″ 296 lbs.) who played 10 games last year at left tackle but is moved back inside with the return of Crisp. Behind him is sophomore Bryce Kennedy (6’3″ 303 lbs.) who played last year on the scout team. At center is junior Quinton Schooley (6’3″ 301 lbs.) who stated all 12 games last year. Behind him is sophomore John Tu’Uta (6’2″ 270 lbs.). At right guard is senior Alex Barr (6’7″ 314 lbs.) who started 10 games last year at right guard. Behind him is freshman Tony Adams (6’2″ 301 lbs.). At right tackle is senior Tyson Chandler (6’7″ 345 lbs.) who started 11 games last year at right tackle.

Backfield

At quarterback is UF transfer junior Jacoby Brissett (6’4″ 231 lbs.). He is 49 for 69 on the year for 544 yards with 5 touchdowns and 1 interception on the year. He also has 13 carries for 17 yards. Behind him is junior Garrett Leatham (6’4″ 220 lbs.) and freshman Jalan McClendon (6’5″ 200 lbs.)

At running back is junior Shadrach Thornton (6’1″ 206 lbs.) who has 24 carries for 159 yards and 3 touchdowns. Behind him is sophomore Matt Dayes (5’9″ 203 lbs.) who has 11 carries for 113 yards and a score. He also has 9 receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown. Senior Tory Creecy (5’11” 213 lbs.) has 11 carries for 50 yards as well. At fullback is senior Tyler Purvis (6’2″ 231 lbs.) who has 1 catch for 10 yards. Behind him is freshman Jaylen Samuels (5’11” 240 lbs.) who has 1 rush for 8 yards and 2 catches for 45 yards.

Receivers

At tight end is junior Benson Browne (6’5″ 270 lbs.) who is more of a blocking end. Sophomore David Grinnage (6’5″ 269 lbs.) has 4 receptions for 54 yards on the year. At the Z wide receiver position is sophomore Bra’Lon Cherry (5’11” 189 lbs.) who has 6 receptions for 35 yards and 2 touchdowns. Behind him is senior Bryan Underwood (5’9″ 180 lbs.) and sophomore Jumichael Ramos (6’2″ 199 lbs.). At the X wide receiver position is sophomore Marquez Valdes-Scantling (6’3″ 208 lbs.) who has 5 receptions for 76 yards. Behind him is freshman Stephen Louis (6’2″ 212 lbs.) who has 3 catches for 23 yards and a score and senior Na’Quan Brown (6’1″ 203 lbs.). At the S receiver position is sophomore Johnathan Alston (6′ 206 lbs.) who has 5 receptions for 54 yards. Behind him is freshman Bo Hines (6’1″ 190 lbs.) who leads the way with 13 receptions for 146 yards on the year.

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