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Week 8: Pack Participation Report

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A position-by-position look at who played and how productive they were.

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Here’s the Pack Participation Report for that thing that happened last Saturday. Let’s not speak of this again.

OFFENSE

QB

Look at that efficiency and completion percentage from Matt McKay! Could we have a QB controversy brewing?!

(I’m kidding)

RB

Reggie Gallaspy had a nice day for himself when he wasn’t banged up on the sideline. Ricky Person ended up being the highest graded RB in the ACC for Week 8. To me, the big story here is Damontay Rhem getting his first carry in a Wolfpack uniform. Rhem transferred from UNC-Pembroke to be a preferred walk-on after the 2016 season and became a scholarship player back in August. From what Doeren said about him when announcing the scholarship, he’s definitely the kind of guy you want to cheer for.

WR

Despite being limited by injury, Jakobi Meyers now leads the team in receptions this season. Hopefully the rest of the WR group bounces back quickly from a pretty rough week.

TE

The tight ends only played 21 combined snaps and did not show up in the box score. Their limited use is a little head-scratching to me - especially if Angeline is being touted as a threat in the passing game.

OL

Rough day for the offensive line. Not only did they have to go against a really good defensive line, they were dealing with injuries to Witt and Prescod. Justin Witt was the highest graded player for the Pack on Saturday. Here are this season’s highest graded offensive linemen in the ACC. You may recognize some of the names at the top.

DEFENSE

DL

Travis Etienne entered the game averaging close to 10 yards per carry, but was limited by the Pack to 39 yards on 15 carries for an average of 2.6 ypc. The defensive line obviously contributed to that. One disappointing thing was not being able to find Roseboro’s name in the box score.

LB

Germaine Pratt is still good at football and still leads the ACC in tackles per game (9.5).

Nickel

Tanner Ingle and Stephen Griffin played almost the same number of snaps in Week 8. Griffin’s bigger workload led to him almost doubling his tackle count for the season.

Safety

Although Dexter Wright got the start, Tim Kidd-Glass got a lot more time on the field.

CB

The corners did not have a stellar day on Saturday. It’s usually not a good sign when your CBs are your leading tacklers because that usually means their WR caught a pass. Nick McCloud had so many tackles on Saturday that he took over second place on the team in tackles for the season.

REDSHIRT WATCH

No new players crossed beyond the four game redshirt threshold this week. Ricky Person and Teshaun Smith look like they will reach that milestone on Saturday.