Wolfpack coach Tom O'Brien said starting better has been a point of emphasis in practice this week as the team prepares for Central Michigan.
"We're working really hard mentally with this football team," O'Brien said Wednesday on the weekly conference teleconference.
This is one of those times where it's hard to separate cause from coincidence. That's a strange split, but is there an actual reason behind it? The "have to get warm to get going" factor? A lack of emotion to start the game? Indigestion? State's running game has improved as the game has progressed as well, though that's more a tale of halves than quarters.