Let's be honest - NC State football already has as many wins as the most optimistic Wolven Sort expected from 2020. Now, comes the dangerous phase. When we foolishly start to hope.
Maybe we can be over .500! Maybe we can screw up the Holes' "dream" season! Maybe Lucy really will keep that football on the pitch, laces OUT even!!
Oh, how dangerous a time this is to face a cornered animal like David Cutcliffe's Blue Devils.
I mean, you could argue that the pressure lifted a bit, after their win away to SillyCuse last weekend. But Cuse are dreck, and everyone knows it. Cutcliffe has always walked a tightrope at Duke, because there is NO WAY to have major program quality depth, nor to be able to simply "re-load" after a productive senior class matriculates.
But, Cutcliffe always rallies his troops. He's an excellent coach. Expect them to give us their best on Saturday. It is up to NC State to ensure their best isn't good enough.
A "B-minus" performance will almost surely NOT suffice.