North Carolina State Jakobi Meyers catches a pass in front of Florida State defensive back Nate Andrews for a 71 yard catch and touchdown run in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
North Carolina State's Jakobi Meyers might have found his way out of coach Dave Doeren's doghouse.
The sophomore wide receiver did not play in last Saturday's game against Furman for what Doeren called a bad week of preparation. In Saturday's game against Florida State, Meyers responded with a career-best, 72-yard touchdown reception during the second quarter.
Meyers, who switched to receiver from quarterback a week before the opener last year, broke two tackles en route to the second touchdown of his career. His previous longest catch was 32 yards, which happened earlier this season against South Carolina.
"I just didn’t feel like he was prepared to play the way that we expect him to," said Doeren on Monday. "I think it’ll be a good experience for him and hope that he has a great week and gets back to the form that he was in in Week 1 or Week 2."
Meyers though might have found his way partially back into the doghouse when he did a flip in the end zone and drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.