There is one significant change to NC State’s depth chart heading into Syracuse, and it isn’t a surprising one. Graduate transfer Connor Haskins is once again the starting place kicker, replacing struggling sophomore Kyle Bambard.
Haskins replaced Bambard in the Florida State game and made both of his field goal attempts. Those were his first attempts since he went 0-2 against East Carolina and lost the job in the process.
Bambard missed his lone field goal try against the Seminoles, and has missed four of his last five field goal attempts, dating back to his 1-4 performance at Clemson. He is only 2-6 this season on field goals between 30 and 39 yards, which is simply not good enough.
There is little evidence to suggest Haskins can be more consistent, but he can hardly be worse, and should have a little more confidence after knocking home a couple of chip shots against the Noles. And he will be kicking in a dome this weekend.