RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – N.C. State running back Matt Dayes will miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury, head coach Dave Doeren announced Thursday.
Dayes will have surgery Friday after injuring his foot against Clemson Oct. 31.
“I’m disappointed for Matt because he was having a really good year,” said Doeren. “But in football you’ve got to have a ‘next man up’ mentality, and I’m confident that his teammates will be ready to take on bigger roles and be successful.”
Dayes was averaging 108.1 rushing yards per game this season.
The loss of Dayes is a massive blow to the Wolfpack.
Preseason All-ACC running back Shadrach Thornton was kicked off the team Sept. 30 after a being arrested for a moped incident.
State has freshman Reggie Gallaspy III on the roster and reshirt sophomore Dakwa Nichols in the backfield.
Both have seen limited action in 2015.
Doeren is redshirting highly-recruited running back Johnny Frasier.
And it would seem with just four games left in the regular sesaon, Doeren would be unlikely to burn Fraiser’s redshirt.