Unbeaten Louisville shoots for 5-0 start, faces NC State

Louisville’s offense has been humming along at a pretty good clip so far this season, while North Carolina State is still attempting to hit its stride.The teams face off in Friday night’s Atlantic Coast Conference game in Raleigh, N.C.Louisville (4-0, 2-0 ACC) is off to its best start in conference play in seven years. The offense has been performing so well that numerous players have emerged as threats.”When there’s one ball and you’ve got multiple weapons, I can’t predict where the ball is going to throw, you’ve got to kind of gain the confidence of your quarterback,” Cardinals coach Jeff Brohm said. “You’ve got to just stick with it. You never know when your number is going to be called.”NC State (3-1, 1-0) might need to get its offense cranked up if it intends to keep up with the Cardinals.The arrival of quarterback Brennan Armstrong to the Wolfpack was supposed to be accompanied by a dynamic offense. But that hasn’t panned out. The team punted eight times last week at Virginia.NC State coach Dave Doeren said cranking up more rushing yards would be a good step.”I think getting a consistent run game — right now it’s been inconsistent,” he said. “We got to narrow some things down. Being consistent and efficient with the run game. I think this offense has a lot of parts to it.”The Wolfpack will be playing on a Friday night for the second week in a row after last week’s 24-21 escape at Virginia on a last-play field goal. This will be NC State’s first night home game of the season.