Clemson Football Update: NC State RB feeling “a lot better”

Clemson football will travel to Raleigh on Saturday to take on NC State. Wolfpack starting running back Nyheim Hines is said to be feeling “a lot better.”

Clemson football will travel up to Raleigh with a lot at stake on Saturday.

The Tigers will be playing for their ACC Atlantic and College Football Playoff lives against a NC State team with a lot of talented upperclassmen.

The Wolfpack were not just beaten, but beat up in a loss to Notre Dame last week as they had four guys go down with injuries.

One of those was star running back Nyheim Hines.

Hines has 654 yards rushing on 118 carries for six touchdowns. He has progressively gotten better as the season progresses and has been extremely vital to the Wolfpack offense.

Fairly early into the Notre Dame game, Hines suffered a right ankle sprain and was unable to return.

Without him, the NC State offense faltered as they were unable to get really anything going. Good news for the Wolfpack, however, was that Hines is up walking and says he is feeling “a lot better.

Thoughts:

NC State is completely different without Hines in the backfield. They have some viable options in Reggie Gallaspy II and do-it-all athlete Jaylen Samuels, but Hines brings a different dimension to the game.

He runs with a purpose. Hines is explosive and physical.

That physicality makes for a much dangerous offense for NC State.

If he is unable to go Saturday, that will be a huge loss for the Wolfpack. As of right now, however, I’d expect him to play.

Clemson football will need to come prepared and ready to play. The ACC Atlantic Division is on the line and it will be interesting to see what happens on Saturday.

Make sure you check back here on Rubbing the Rock for more updates and analysis as we head towards the NC State game, just five days away.

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