(Saturday, November 29th)
Final Score: NC State 38, Miami-Florida 28
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as he led the North Carolina State Wolfpack to a 38-28 win over the Hurricanes of Miami-Florida in ACC action at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Wilson completed 11-of-23 passing for the Wolfpack (6-6, 4-4 ACC) for 220 yards and survived five sacks on the afternoon. Wilson also picked up 58 yards on 16 carries, although he ended up losing 55 yards due to the sacks.
The Hurricanes (7-5, 4-4) were paced by Javarris James and his 65 yards and two touchdowns on 16 attempts, while Jacory Harris made good on 12-of-20 passing for 138 yards and a score, but he was sacked twice and picked off two times in the setback.
Midway through the first quarter Andre Brown scored the first of his two touchdowns as he made his way into the end zone on a two-yard run to give NC State a 7-0 advantage.
Later in the frame Miami battled back with a 69-yard touchdown pass from Robert Marve to Dedrick Epps to knot the score at 7-7. The Hurricanes followed that up with a one-yard TD run by James to make the score 14-0.
The Wolfpack then scored 13 straight points, beginning with a 28-yard touchdown run by Wilson and a 39-yard field goal by Josh Czajkowski to give the home team a 17-14 edge at the break.
Czajkowski knocked through the second of his three field goals to begin the third, this time from 24 yards out.
With 6:58 remaining in the third quarter James hit the end zone again, this time from a yard out, to give Miami a narrow 21-20 advantage.
However, once again NC State notched the next three scores to move out to an insurmountable lead. The run began with a 32-yard touchdown catch by Owen Spencer and with a successful two-point conversion the squad moved ahead by seven at 28-21. Czajkowski converted a 42-yard field goal to begin play in the fourth frame and Brown capped a five-play, 32-yard drive with a four-yard TD run with just 2:35 remaining in the contest.
Harris tossed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Laron Byrd less than two minutes later for the Hurricanes, but by then it was too late in the 10-point decision.
NC State generated 439 yards of total offense on the day, while the defense for the Pack held Miami to just 4-of-12 on third down opportunities.
11/29 18:32:12 ET