The MJ Morris era begins in earnest this week as NC State faces its last non-conference opponent of the season in Marshall. The Thundering Herd defense is no cupcake, here's hoping expectations will be tempered as Morris gets his feet set. We expect a Wolfpack win, but it is okay if things take a minute to get going. The goal for this game is not just a win, but for Morris and the rest of the offense to gain momentum and confidence before having to face a very tough Duke team next week.
Let's see what our panel has to say about their thoughts on how this might play out:
Morris makes some really nice plays and a handful of mistakes as State slowly closes this one out in the second half.
Marshall's defense is top 25, so they are not a cupcake. MJ Morris hasn't seen game action in a year, so we shouldn't expect miracles. I still expect him to provide just enough of a spark to allow the Pack to win, though it won't be comfortable.
MJ Morris doesn't fix every problem, but he SHOULD fix some of the pass game. Marshall has won every game by 1 possession except for ECU, so they'll keep it close, but State's defense will eventually wear their offense down
So, what do you think will happen this week? Let us know in the comments below, and respond in the poll with your pick!