NCAA Game Summary - Pittsburgh at NC State|
(Saturday, September 26th)
Final Score: NC State 38, Pittsburgh 31
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Russell Wilson threw four touchdown passes to
help lead the NC State Wolfpack to a 38-31 win over the Pittsburgh Panthers in
non-conference play at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Wilson finished the day converting 21-of-35 passing for the Wolfpack (3-1) for
322 yards, adding another 91 yards on the ground on 10 carries as well.
The Panthers (3-1) were paced by quarterback Bill Stull who converted 12-of-23
for 206 yards and two scores, while Dion Lewis accounted for a game-high 95
yards rushing and two more TDs in the losing effort.
Pittsburgh moved out to a 10-0 advantage less than six minutes into the first
quarter as Lewis landed in the end zone on a six-yard run and Dan Hutchins
converted a 35-yard field goal for the visitors.
NC State's Taylor Gentry then reeled in a 23-yard scoring strike from Wilson
to cut the deficit to 10-7 heading into the second period.
Needing less than two minutes to move 39 yards in five plays, the Panthers
responded with a seven-yard TD run by Lewis to make the score 17-7.
Before the half could end, NC State marched 71 yards on 11 plays and capped
that drive with a 25-yard field goal by Josh Czajkowski, leaving the home team
a 17-10 deficit at the break.
Wilson managed to knot the score early in the third quarter when he and Toney
Baker locked up for a 38-yard touchdown.
Refusing to go away, the Panthers posted back-to-back touchdowns, thanks to a
13-yard reception by Cameron Saddler and a 79-yard grab by Jonathan Baldwin to
give the visitors a 31-17 advantage with just over four minutes remaining in
the third stanza.
From there the game belonged to the Wolfpack as Wilson hit Jarvis Williams
with a 33-yard TD strike, found George Bryan with a seven-yard score and then
watched Baker hit the end zone from two-yards out with 6:28 remaining for the
Pittsburgh, which allowed the home team to roll up 530 yards of total offense,
converted just 2-of-10 on third down and controlled the ball for less than 23
minutes on the afternoon.
09/26 20:25:51 ET