QB Ryan Finley gets first crack at running Bengals’ offense

Football 05/10/19, 14:40

With the Bengals' first practice concluded, Ryan Finley walked past Andy Dalton's locker and headed to a side locker room where the rookies are relegated until the final roster cut. The two quarterbacks will be much closer once the season begins.How close? That'll be up to Finley.The fourth-round pick from ...

Bengals’ draft: Shore up the blocking, toss in a backup QB

Football 04/27/19, 18:03

With the exception of a fourth-round quarterback, the Bengals' first draft under coach Zac Taylor was more about upgrading their infrastructure.And there was a distinct emphasis on Taylor's favorite side of the ball.The Bengals got two offensive linemen, a run-blocking tight end, a defensive tackle and a linebacker among their ...

Bengals’ Zac Taylor gets his QB: Ryan Finley from NC State

Football 04/27/19, 14:03

The Bengals waited until the fourth round to get coach Zac Taylor a quarterback who reminds him of the one he just left.Cincinnati traded up to get Ryan Finley from N.C. State as Andy Dalton's backup — for now, anyway. Dalton has two years left on his deal, and Finley ...

Iowa State WR Hakeem Butler to Arizona to begin 4th round

Sports 04/27/19, 13:12

The third and final day of an NFL draft as memorable for the scene, the music and the passion of the folks in Nashville began Saturday with Arizona selecting Iowa State wide receiver Hakeem Butler.Butler is 6-foot-6 and could be a presence in the red zone for new Cardinals quarterback ...

Shurmurs make NFL combine a father-son affair

Football 03/01/19, 12:49

There's one quarterback at the NFL scouting combine that New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur has absolutely fallen in love with, and it's not Kyler Murray, Dwyane Haskins, Drew Lock, Daniel Jones or Ryan Finley.It's Kyle Shurmur, his 22-year-old son who threw 50 touchdowns over the last two seasons for ...

Duke’s Jones sparks North to 34-24 Senior Bowl win

Football 01/26/19, 18:07

Duke's Daniel Jones threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score in the third quarter to lead the North to a 34-24 victory over the South on Saturday in the Senior Bowl.Projected as a likely first-round pick, Jones capped the weeklong audition for NFL teams with an efficient 8-of-11, ...

NC State beats East Carolina 58-3 in regular-season finale

Football 12/01/18, 15:40

Reggie Gallaspy Jr. ran for 220 yards and two touchdowns to set a program single-season TD record and help North Carolina State beat East Carolina 58-3 on Saturday.N.C. State scored on its first four possessions to lead 24-0 by early in the second quarter and never looked back.North Carolina State's ...

Clemson RB Etienne leads ACC’s all-conference team

Football 11/26/18, 16:04

No. 2 Clemson placed five players on the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-league team.Running back Travis Etienne received a league-best 174 points in results announced Monday and determined by a vote of 46 media members and the league's 14 head coaches.Players received three points for a first-team vote, two for a ...

NC State beats UNC 34-28 in OT on Gallaspy’s 5th TD

Football 11/24/18, 16:38

Reggie Gallaspy II ran 1 yard in overtime for a touchdown, his school-record-tying fifth TD, and North Carolina State beat North Carolina 34-28 on Saturday in a rivalry game marred by a fight in the end zone after it ended.Gallaspy II rushed for a career-high 129 yards and scored on ...

Finley, Wolfpack roll over Louisville 52-10

Football 11/17/18, 15:50

Ryan Finley threw for 316 yards and a career-high four touchdowns as North Carolina State cruised to a 52-10 victory over Louisville Saturday.The Wolfpack (7-3, 4-3) rolled up 518 yards and 45 straight points on the Atlantic Coast Conference's second-worst defense. Kelvin Harmon caught seven passes for 100 yards and ...

No. 22 NC State hosts Wake, determined to make up for ’17

Football 11/07/18, 12:27

Dave Doeren doesn't necessarily need to remind his North Carolina State players of the way they fumbled away last year's loss at Wake Forest."Probably not," Doeren quipped, "but I will."The 22nd-ranked Wolfpack play host to the Demon Deacons on Thursday night with fresh memories of that miscue-marked loss in the ...

NC State beats FSU 47-28, becomes bowl eligible with win

Football 11/04/18, 10:04

NC State beat Florida State 47-28 Saturday, earning bowl eligibility with the sixth win of the Wolfpack's season (6-2, 3-2 ACC).Dave Doeren's plan against the Seminoles was to score first and establish the ground game's presence early versus a FSU defense that allowed just 102 rushing yards per game entering ...

ACC Rout: No. 3 Clemson tops No. 16 North Carolina St 41-7

Football 10/20/18, 19:20

Trevor Lawrence threw for a career-high 308 yards, Travis Etienne rushed for three touchdowns and No. 3 Clemson turned an expected Atlantic Coast Conference showdown with No. 16 North Carolina State into 41-7 rout Saturday.The Tigers (7-0, 4-0 opened with seven straight wins for the third time in four seasons ...

Dabo Swinney, Ryan Finley among ACC’s first-half winners

Football 10/17/18, 12:48

This has not been a run-of-the-mill first half of the season for the Atlantic Coast Conference.Sure, No. 3 Clemson looks as strong as ever, but who saw a change coming at quarterback while the Tigers were undefeated? That's only one of the ACC's surprises that set the pace for some ...

No. 23 NC State holds off Boston College 28-23 to reach 5-0

Football 10/06/18, 18:29

North Carolina State went from dominating Boston College on both sides of the ball to frittering just about everything away — first momentum, then nearly all of a big second-half lead — in a suddenly close finish.And yet, the 23rd-ranked Wolfpack stayed unbeaten.Reggie Gallaspy ran for a career-best 104 yards ...

Person, WRs help NC State top Virginia 35-21 in ACC opener

Football 09/29/18, 17:45

North Carolina State's offense is still finding playmakers ready for bigger roles.Freshman Ricky Person, Jr. ran for a season-high 108 yards while sophomore receiver Emeka Emezie had his own big day to help North Carolina State beat Virginia 35-21 on Saturday, claiming its Atlantic Coast Conference opener along with a ...

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