When Will Dave Doeren Become NC State’s All-Time Wins Leader?

When Will Dave Doeren Become NC State’s All-Time Wins Leader?
Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

In college football, coaches who turn around programs and deliver national championships rightfully dominate the national conversation. Rare is a day when ESPN or FS1 doesn't have a segment based around Nick Saban, Kirby Smart or Dabo Swinney. But realistically, not every program can expect such high marks each and every season across North Carolina sports betting. Many programs must first establish consistency year-in and year-out before they start thinking about national titles. 

One coach who has established that long-term program consistency is Dave Doeren, who in Year 11 at North Carolina State is closing in on the program's all-time coach wins mark. He's just 2 wins behind Earle Edwards, and with the Wolfpack already 3-1 this season, Doeren will enter the history books at some point in the coming months as the best to ever do it on the NC State sideline. While he may not have taken the Wolfpack to the CFP just yet, his .577 winning percentage has made him a valuable leader each year in the competitive ACC.

BetCarolina.com compiled hypothetical odds on when Doeren will pass Edwards this season.

Hypothetical Odds On When Doeren Will Make History

DateOpponentOdds% Chance
Nov. 18at Virginia Tech+15040%
Nov. 11at Wake Forest+20033.3%
Oct. 28vs. Clemson+35022.2%
Nov. 4vs. Miami+50016.7%
Oct. 14at Duke+62513.8%

At Virginia Tech Most Likely To Make History

While Doeren has the Wolfpack at 3-1 out of the gate this season, projecting three more wins is far from an easy task. That's why we at BetCarolina.com like the Nov. 18 matchup at Virginia Tech (+150) as the best bet on incoming NC betting apps for when Doeren passes Edwards. Why that game?

The Wolfpack are about to enter a brutal three-game stretch, with games against 4-0 Louisville this Friday, 3-0 Marshall on Oct. 7, and 4-0 Duke on Oct. 14. All are currently undefeated teams that NC State would be happy to go 2-1 against. Then after the Duke test, the Wolfpack get Swinney and Clemson. While the Tigers don't appear to be true national contenders this season, it's far from a given that Doeren and his team will take down the program that has mostly dominated the ACC over the past decade. The Wolfpack's next two games ahead of VT are then vs. Miami (currently 4-0) and at Wake Forest (currently 3-1).

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Thomas Leary is an editor and writer for BetCarolina.com, with a focus on the Panthers, Hornets and college sports. He previously worked at Sports Business Journal.

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