Cornerback DeAndre Morgan will miss the opener against South Carolina with an ankle injury. Stepping up to the reserve spot will be freshman Rashard Smith.
Also listed as out for Thursday: Donald Bowens (WR), Wayne Crawford (C), linebacker Ryan Cheek (hip), defensive end Jeff Rieskamp (hip) and safety Javon Walker (knee).
Other news out of Raleigh -
- NCSU Depth Chart for U of South Carolina Game
- N.C. State relishes early national TV exposure
- Holtz breaks down Wolfpack, Gamecocks
Also visit the last LOHD NCSU news recap - News from Gamecocks Week 1 Opponent: NCSU