NCAA Game Summary - NC State at U-C-F|
(Saturday, September 11th)
Final Score: NC State 28, UCF 21
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - NC State forced five turnovers, one of which
was a 43-yard interception return for a touchdown by C.J. Wilson, as the
Wolfpack defeated the UCF Knights, 28-21, in a non-conference bout at Bright
House Networks Stadium.
The interception return turned out to be the game-winning score for NC State
(2-0), which had three picks and two forced fumbles. Russell Wilson threw for
105 yards and one score on 10-of-30 tosses, while Dean Haynes and Mustafa
Greene each had a rushing touchdown.
Jeffrey Godfrey ran for two touchdowns on the night for UCF (1-1), gaining 53
yards on 10 carries. The backup quarterback also threw for 107 yards on 7-
of-10 attempts in replacement of Rob Calabrese, who passed for 106 yards with
two picks on 10-of-18 tosses.
NC State scored the only touchdown in the opening quarter as Haynes ran four
yards for a score late in the frame.
The Wolfpack jumped to a 14-0 lead when Wilson completed a 26-yard touchdown
pass to Darrell Davis on their first possession in the second quarter. Greene
then ran for a 21-yard score on the team's next possession, giving NC State a
commanding 21-0 lead.
UCF answered immediately, however, as Quincy McDuffie took the following
kickoff 93 yards to paydirt, cutting the Wolfpack's advantage to 21-7 heading
Wilson then took the interception to the house late in the third quarter as NC
State improved to a 28-7 advantage.
The Knights answered back when Godfrey marched for a six-yard touchdown run on
their first possession of the fourth quarter as UCF now trailed 28-14. The
deficit stayed that way until Godfrey scored yet again, punching in a one-yard
However, the Wolfpack's defense would stay strong and hold off any more
attempts by UCF to tie the game as time expired.
NC State gained the victory despite putting up just 239 total yards on the
night, while UCF managed 308.
09/12 00:08:10 ET