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Another Practice, Another Season-Ending Injury

August 9, 2010

WRAL Story.

State had their first scrimmage of the fall season and, predictably, we learned of a players lost for the season to injury. Again.

This time the player in question is sophomore Jesse Riley, who injured his knee during practice on Sunday. He tore his ACL, sidelining him for the rest of the year, further depleting a depth chart at cornerback that’s already lost Rashard Smith and Jarvis Byrd to knee injuries.

There’s already talk of shifting around some safeties to cornerback. And once we run out of safeties, we’ll just start rotating in linebackers, then defensive ends, then defensive tackles. It’s only a matter of time.

As to the results of the scrimmage itself, here’s an alarming stat for you: 55 rushes for 92 yards. Let’s hope that yardage number is being weighted down with negative yardage from the six sacks and eight total tackles for loss. Otherwise the YPC figure of 1.672 becomes even more alarming than it already is.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Wufpax#1 permalink
    August 10, 2010 8:52 am

    We can look at the rushing stats from two angles. That our offensive line is miserable at this point and our running backs need time to mature or that the defense is much improved and that the defensive line that we were unsure of is going to step up and be very good. I prefer the later, but then again, I am an eternal optimist.

  2. Plz2BStateFan permalink
    August 10, 2010 9:15 am

    Put it this way. Last year, everyone thought our defense was going to be really good before the season started.

    These stats and results tells you almost nothing. The only certainty is that we are down one more option for CB

  3. Stuart permalink
    August 10, 2010 1:37 pm

    Is it getting to the point now that legimate concerns can be expressed about the conditioning regimen that the players are going through? There have been alot of knee injuries since TOB has been in Raleigh.

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