• In this Sept. 5, 2015, file photo, North Carolina State's Matt Dayes (21) finds some running room as Troy's William Lloyd, left, moves in for the tackle during an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C. Dayes is seeking to become the program's first 1,000-yard rusher since 2002. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

    With Dayes back, NC State eager to run vs. William & Mary

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State’s Matt Dayes is back from injury and determined to be the program’s first 1,000-yard rusher in more than a decade. And he’s got plenty of help, too, in a backfield that will carry a big load this season for the Wolfpack.

  • At left, in an Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, North Carolina State quarterback Ryan Finley (15) throws during the team's first NCAA college football practice of the season in Raleigh, N.C. At right, also in an Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, North Carolina State quarterback Jalan McClendon throws during the team's first NCAA college football practice of the season in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina State isn't ready to name a starting quarterback just yet, though it sounds as though redshirt sophomore McClendon and graduate transfer Finley will both see action against William & Mary in next week's opener. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

    Wolfpack’s Doeren wants gameday look at team’s top 2 QBs

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren isn’t in a rush to settle the question on who will start at quarterback in the season opener.

  • In this Dec. 26, 2014, file photo, former University of Illinois head coach Tim Beckman watches from the sidelines during an NCAA college football game in Dallas. Former Illinois coach Beckman is working as a volunteer assistant at No. 22 North Carolina. UNC team spokesman Kevin Best said Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in an email to The Associated Press that Beckman was working as a defensive coach. Illinois fired Beckman a week before the 2015 opener after a law firm hired by the university concluded he interfered in player medical decisions and pressured players to play through injuries.  (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    Ex-Illini coach Beckman out as volunteer assistant at UNC

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Illinois head coach Tim Beckman will no longer serve as a volunteer assistant with No. 22 North Carolina.