NC State Football: Key players to watch against Boston College

RALEIGH, NC - SEPTEMBER 01: Ricky Person Jr. #20 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack breaks away from Michael Faulkner #75 of the James Madison Dukes during their game at Carter-Finley Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina. North Carolina State won 24-13. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - SEPTEMBER 01: Ricky Person Jr. #20 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack breaks away from Michael Faulkner #75 of the James Madison Dukes during their game at Carter-Finley Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina. North Carolina State won 24-13. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /
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RALEIGH, NC – SEPTEMBER 29: Bryce Perkins #3 of the Virginia Cavaliers runs with the ball against Larrell Murchison #92 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina. NC State won 35-21. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC – SEPTEMBER 29: Bryce Perkins #3 of the Virginia Cavaliers runs with the ball against Larrell Murchison #92 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina. NC State won 35-21. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

Larrell Murchison

Larrell Murchison is coming off a career game against Virginia with three sacks and four tackles for a loss. He was named to Pro Football Focus’ Team of the Week for his performance as one of the best interior defensive lineman.

While it is unreasonable to expect for a player to have three sacks every game, the one thing the Wolfpack will need is for Murchison to continue to show the burst he did and penetrate the backfield. The easiest way to stop an opposing offense’s rushing attack is by not letting it get going.

If Dillon is forced to miss this game, the pressure could be on quarterback Anthony Brown to move this offense through the air. If he is forced to throw more, this presents Murchison with a great chance to add to his season sack total.

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The ability to control the middle of the line with a player like Larrell Murchison will be a huge boost for this defense as it will really limit what the Boston College Eagles are able to do.