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Top 25 test next for No. 17 Louisville

After two weeks of easy wins, No. 17 Louisville heads on the road for a clash at No. 24 North Carolina State Thursday night. The Cardinals are 4-1 on the season and have one of the most-prolific offenses in the nation.

NC State has won four straight games including a win over then-Top 25 Florida State since dropping the first game of the season against lowly South Carolina. Since that season opener, NC State has looked like one of the top teams in the ACC, and the Wolfpack are ranked for the first time since the end of the 2010 season.

The Wolfpack were successful in limiting Syracuse's dual-threat quarterback Eric Dungey, but NC State coach Dave Doeren said Lamar Jackson is tougher to stop.

"He's on a whole other level athletically," Doeren said. "Eric Dungey as a competitor and as a passer is tremendous. But there isn't anybody like Lamar Jackson. There probably hasn't been since Michael Vick. He's just so fast. His ability to get to top speed is incredible. We have to do a great job of, like we did Dungey, keep him in the pocket and if he runs, having guys that can overlap. Then the next step is tackling him, can we bring him down. He's a 200-plus pound guy now, he's tough to bring down and I have a lot of respect for him."

For Jackson, the test against NC State will be making quick decisions before the formidable Wolfpack defensive line gets to him.

Last week, Louisville got a chance to work on Jackson's rushing attack in preparation for the NC State game.

"We wanted to get him some run work on some run reads and I thought he did a really nice job of that," Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said.

Petrino had his team skip the normal film review of Murr time to prepare for the Wolfpack.

"It's a big game on Thursday night," Petrino said. "We are looking forward to that."

The Cardinals and Wolfpack will kick off at 8 p.m. Thursday night in Cart-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C.


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