NCAA Game Summary - North Carolina State at East Carolina|
(Saturday, October 20th)
Final Score: N. C. State 34, East Carolina 20
Greenville, NC (Sports Network) - Daniel Evans threw for 335 yards and three
touchdowns as the N. C. State Wolfpack posted a 34-20 victory over the East
Carolina Pirates in a non-league affair at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
John Dunlap was one of 10 receiver to grab a pass for the Wolfpack (2-5), as
the wide out finished with eight receptions for 53 yards and one touchdown.
Donald Bowens added five catches for 93 yards in the win.
As for the Pirates (4-4), they were led by Chris Johnson, who rushed for 63
yards and one touchdown. Rob Kass only completed 28-of-50 passes in the loss,
finishing the game with 254 yards and one touchdown to go along with one
It took almost the entire first quarter, but the Wolfpack final broke a
scoreless tie when Evans hit Darrell Davis with a 42-yard scoring strike.
After ECU fumbled the ensuing kick off the Wolfpack needed just one play to
push their lead to 14-0, as Evans connected with Dunlap on a 21-yard touchdown
Early in the second quarter, J. C. Neal returned a blocked punt 20 yards for
N. C. State's third touchdown of the contest.
Midway through the second stanza the Pirates finally got on the board when
Johnson crossed the goal line on a one-yard run.
With just 23 seconds left in the first half the Pirates cut their deficit to
just 21-14 when Kass hit Jamar Bryant with an 18-yard touchdown toss.
Since N. C. State fumbled the ensuing kick off the Pirates were able to add a
47-yard field goal by Ben Hartman as time expired in the half.
Midway through the third frame Hartman connected on a 29-yard field goal,
cutting ECU's deficit to 21-20.
Early in the final frame the Wolfpack capped off a 10-play, 58-yard drive with
a 41-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka.
With just over eight minutes remaining in the contest, Evans hit Jamelle
Eugene with a 15-yard touchdown pass.
Late in the quarter Hauschka nailed a 21-yard field goal, pushing the Wolfpack
lead to 34-20, which turned out to be the final score.
10/20 22:17:20 ET