N.C. State won't attempt to reinvent the wheel for South Alabama on Saturday.
The Wolfpack defense, which after two games ranks 112th nationally against the pass, won't make any personnel or structural changes, coach Tom O'Brien said Wednesday.
"We're in the right things," O'Brien said. "We have the same coaches and same philosophy as last year. We need to get better execution."
O'Brien said a lack of pressure on the quarterback was the biggest issue in last week's loss at Wake Forest, which State's defense gave up 337 yards in the air. Combined with Liberty's 295 yards in the opener, State has given up an average of 316 passing yards per game, which is only better than Miami in the ACC and eight teams nationally.
O'Brien was pleased with the team's work in practice, after giving them two days off.
"There was more intensity, certainly a sense of urgency," O'Brien said. "That's a good sign."