(Saturday, October 3rd)
Final Score: Wake Forest 30, NC State 24
Winston-Salem, NC (Sports Network) - Riley Skinner threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Wake Forest Demon Deacons to a 30-24 victory over the NC State Wolfpack in an ACC tussle at BB&T Field.
Skinner completed 31-of-45 pass attempts to lead Wake Forest (3-2, 1-1 ACC) in the win, with Chris Givens hauling in eight catches for 113 yards and a score.
Russell Wilson threw for 275 yards and a pair of scores to lead NC State (3-2, 0-1) in the losing effort, but the Wolfpack signal-caller was also guilty of two costly interceptions in the contest. Owen Spencer grabbed four catches for 102 yards in the loss.
The Wolfpack struck first in this one, as Wilson hit George Bryan with a four- yard strike to jump out to an early 7-0 lead.
The Demon Deacons responded with a 27-yard Jimmy Newman field goal midway through the frame, and NC State added a 30-yard Josh Czajkowski kick late in the period to take a 10-3 lead.
A four-yard toss from Skinner to Marshall Williams early in the second quarter tied the contest at 10 apiece.
The Demon Deacons took a 13-10 lead into the half as Newman connected on a 23-yard kick with 16 seconds remaining.
Wake Forest added to its advantage midway through the third with an 11-yard TD toss from Skinner to Williams.
But a 14-yard scamper by Wilson minutes later pulled the Wolfpack to within three.
Skinner connected on a 25-yard toss to Givens early in the fourth quarter to extend the Wake Forest advantage to 27-17.
The Wolfpack responded with a five-yard strike from Wilson to Toney Baker midway through the period.
The Demon Deacons added a 21-yard Newman field goal late in the frame to secure the 30-24 win.
Wake Forest picked up the victory despite rushing for a mere 30 net yards on 35 attempts on the afternoon.
10/03 20:21:48 ET