NCAA Game Summary - Tennessee vs. North Carolina State|
(Friday, August 31st)
Final Score: Tennessee 35, North Carolina State 21
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Tyler Bray completed 27-of-41 passes for 333
yards and threw for two touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 35-21 win over North
Carolina State on Friday.
Cordarrelle Patterson hauled in six balls for 93 yards and caught a touchdown
and added another score with a 67-yard run. Zach Rogers caught a 72-yard
touchdown and Rajion Neal carried the ball 22 times for 53 yards and a
touchdown for the Volunteers (1-0), who posted a disappointing 5-7
record last season.
Mike Glennon was 27-for-46 through the air for 288 yards and a touchdown, but
threw four interceptions. Quintin Payton had four catches for 129 yards and
Tony Creecy rushed for 48 yards and a touchdown for the Wolfpack (0-1), who
travel to Connecticut next Saturday to take on the Huskies.
Tennessee jumped to a 6-0 lead at the 11:31 mark in first quarter when Bray
connected with Patterson for a 41-yard bomb. The extra-point attempt failed.
NC State answered back with a touchdown when Creecy punched it in from two
yards out to cap a 10-play, 86-yard drive.
After Prentiss Waggner picked off Glennon, Bray found Rogers all alone for a
72-yard score with 1:07 left in the first stanza.
The Volunteers caused a safety on the ensuing possession to go up 15-7 when
Glennon was stripped and the ball was pounced on by Logan Winkles in the
Wolfpack's own end zone.
Patterson broke a 67-yard touchdown run on the first play following the free
kick to put the Vols up 22-7.
NC State would cut it to 22-14 in the second quarter when James Washington
broke the plane with a 2-yard scamper.
It was all Tennessee in the second half as Neal capped a 14-play drive with an
8-yard touchdown scamper.
Michael Palardy would split the uprights from 20 yards out to put the Vols up
Glennon found Bryan Underwood in the end zone from five yards out in the early
parts of the fourth quarter, but it wouldn't be enough as Palardy nailed a 34-
yarder with just under two minutes to play and Tennessee cruised to victory.
09/01 00:06:37 ET