Scouting N.C. State: trouble spots for the Tigers

Freshman running back leads Pack in rushing; Mike Glennon second in ACC to Tajh Boyd in passing

Clemson's Kourtnei Brown sacks N.C. State quarterback Mike Glennon in the first quarter.

Clemson's Kourtnei Brown sacks N.C. State quarterback Mike Glennon in the first quarter.

Scouting N.C. State: trouble spots for the Tigers

RB Tony Creecy: He's the Wolfpack's second leading rusher and is a capable and often-used receiver out of the backfield.

QB Mike Glennon: He ranks second in the ACC to Tajh Boyd in passing yardage, and has thrown 22 touchdown passes - also second to Boyd.

WR Bryan Underwood: He caught at least one TD pass in each of State's first eight games, and is averaging 16 yards per catch.

WR Quintin Payton: He leads a deep N.C. State receiving corps with 42 catches and ranks ninth in the ACC in receiving yards per game.

WR Tobais Palmer: He leads the team in all-purpose yardage with 105 yards per game.

DB David Amerson: The nation's interception leader a year ago, he's picked off four more passes this season, which ranks second in the ACC.

LB Brandon Bishop: He leads the Wolfpack in tackles with 83.

LB Ricky Dowdy: He has a knack for getting himself into the opposing backfield, and ranks among the ACC's leaders with 10 tackles for loss.

DE Daryl Cato-Bishop: He leads the team in sacks with 4.5.

DE Art Norman: The sophomore had 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble in State's victory over Wake Forest last Saturday.

RB Shadrach Thornton: The true freshman ran for 110 yards on 27 carries against Wake, and now leads the team in rushing.

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