NCAA Game Summary - NC State at Virginia|
(Saturday, October 22nd)
Final Score: NC State 28, Virginia 14
Charlottesville, VA (Sports Network) - An opportunistic defense led the way
for NC State on the road, as the Wolfpack earned their first ACC win of the
season, topping Virginia 28-14 at Scott Stadium.
NC State (4-3, 1-2 ACC) held Virginia to a mere 249 yards of total
offense, recorded three interceptions and scored a defensive touchdown.
Quarterback Mike Glennon led the charge offensively for the Wolfpack,
completing 20-of-36 passes, for 231 yards and three TDs.
NC State wideout Byran Underwood finished the game with just three catches,
but turned them into 125 yards and two touchdowns.
Quarterbacks Michael Rocco and David Watford both struggled for Virginia
(4-3, 1-2), combining for just 11-of-35 passing, for a meager 125 yards.
Watford was also responsible for three interceptions in the game.
After a scoreless first quarter, the hometown Cavaliers opened things up in
the second frame, thanks to a six-yard touchdown pass from Rocco to Clifton
Richardson, capping off a 14-play drive.
The lead didn't last long however, as Glennon found Tony Creecy for a five-
yard touchdown five minutes later to tie things up. The Wolfpack took the lead
less than a minute later when Glennon threw a 33-yard pass to Underwood. The
scoring play was setup by a Virginia turnover, as All-American candidate David
Amerson picked off Watford at the Virginia 33-yard line.
Glennon and Underwood hooked up again late in the third quarter, this one from
79 yards out to give the Wolfpack a 21-7 lead.
The Cavaliers answered quickly, as Watford threw a 60-yard TD pass to Tim
Smith on Virginia's first play of the ensuing drive, cutting NC State's lead
in half, keeping Virginia within striking distance heading into the fourth
The final frame belonged to the NC State defense, which stymied Virginia on
every turn, including scoring a touchdown on a 12-yard interception return by
Amerson, his second pick of the game. Amerson leads the FBS in interceptions
with eight on the year. His eight picks ties the NC State single-season record
set by Art Rooney in 1937 and then again in 1938.
NC State ended a four-game road losing streak to Virginia and won in
Charlottesville for the first time since 1994.
10/22 20:07:24 ET