NCAA Game Summary - Miami-Florida at NC State|
(Saturday, November 29th)
Final Score: NC State 38, Miami-Florida 28
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran
for another as he led the North Carolina State Wolfpack to a 38-28 win over
the Hurricanes of Miami-Florida in ACC action at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Wilson completed 11-of-23 passing for the Wolfpack (6-6, 4-4 ACC) for 220
yards and survived five sacks on the afternoon. Wilson also picked up 58 yards
on 16 carries, although he ended up losing 55 yards due to the sacks.
The Hurricanes (7-5, 4-4) were paced by Javarris James and his 65 yards and
two touchdowns on 16 attempts, while Jacory Harris made good on 12-of-20
passing for 138 yards and a score, but he was sacked twice and picked off two
times in the setback.
Midway through the first quarter Andre Brown scored the first of his two
touchdowns as he made his way into the end zone on a two-yard run to give NC
State a 7-0 advantage.
Later in the frame Miami battled back with a 69-yard touchdown pass from
Robert Marve to Dedrick Epps to knot the score at 7-7. The Hurricanes followed
that up with a one-yard TD run by James to make the score 14-0.
The Wolfpack then scored 13 straight points, beginning with a 28-yard
touchdown run by Wilson and a 39-yard field goal by Josh Czajkowski to give
the home team a 17-14 edge at the break.
Czajkowski knocked through the second of his three field goals to begin the
third, this time from 24 yards out.
With 6:58 remaining in the third quarter James hit the end zone again, this
time from a yard out, to give Miami a narrow 21-20 advantage.
However, once again NC State notched the next three scores to move out to an
insurmountable lead. The run began with a 32-yard touchdown catch by Owen
Spencer and with a successful two-point conversion the squad moved ahead by
seven at 28-21. Czajkowski converted a 42-yard field goal to begin play in the
fourth frame and Brown capped a five-play, 32-yard drive with a four-yard TD
run with just 2:35 remaining in the contest.
Harris tossed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Laron Byrd less than two minutes
later for the Hurricanes, but by then it was too late in the 10-point
NC State generated 439 yards of total offense on the day, while the defense
for the Pack held Miami to just 4-of-12 on third down opportunities.
11/29 18:32:12 ET