Pack will face Vanderbilt at noon (ET) Monday on ESPN
Shadrach Thornton rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown for the Wolfpack.
Tight Ends Asa Watson & Mario Carter
Carter Enjoying Productive Senior Season
The Tom O'Brien TV Show 11/4/2012
GoPack.com catches up with tight end Mario Carter after Thursday's practice.
In 2011: Veteran of 25 games who started two contests in 2011 when the Pack opened in a two-tight end set ... Caught nine passes for the season, he scored his only touchdown in the openers versus Liberty ... Should vie for the starter's job in 2012.
In 2010: Saw limited action as a reserve tight end, but played 11 snaps in the win over West Virginia in the Champs Sports Bowl ... Caught a pass, a 14-yarder, in the season opener against Western Carolina.
In 2009: Suffered a torn ACL in a scrimmage during preseason camp and missed the entire season.
In 2008: Redshirted the season, he was named the offensive scout team player of the week for East Carolina.
Prep: Played at heralded Independence HS under head coach Tommy Knotts ... Unable to play as a senior after suffering a knee injury in a preseason scrimmage ... Ranked the No. 9 tight end in the nation by ESPN ... Rated a three-star recruit by Scout.com ... Caught 22 passes for 309 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior ... Also had 10 rushes for 52 yards that season ... Named to the all-state, all-region and all-conference teams after his junior campaign ... Majoring in Africana studies.