(Saturday, November 13th)
Final Score: NC State 38, Wake Forest 3
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and added another two scores on the ground as he and the NC State Wolfpack crushed the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 38-3, in ACC action at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Wilson converted 24-of-35 passes for an even 300 yards for the Wolfpack (7-3, 4-2 ACC) as they won for the second time in the last three outings. Wilson added another 17 yards on seven rushing attempts as he moved into second place on the school's all-time list for touchdown responsibility in a career with a total of 85. The signal-caller trails only former NC State QB Philip Rivers who owns the record with 112 for his career.
The Demon Deacons (2-8, 1-6), who entered the week with the fourth-longest streak in the nation at seven games, generated a total of just 188 yards of offense on 58 snaps. Tanner Price converted 9-of-11 passes for 69 yards, but he was sacked three times in the meeting.
The only points of the first quarter came courtesy of NC State kicker Chris Hawthorne who booted a 25-yard field goal.
Early in the second period Jimmy Newman made good on a 19-yard field goal for the Demon Deacons, accounting for the only points of the day for the visitors.
Midway through the second Wilson connected with Jarvis Williams on a four-yard TD pass to move the score to 10-3 at the break in favor of the Pack.
On the first possession of the second half Wilson moved the ball 66 yards on six plays, culminating with a 38-yard scoring strike to Owen Spencer to move the score to 17-3. Rushing touchdowns of two and one yards in the third and fourth quarter, respectively, for Wilson elevated the score to 31-3, while a James Washington TD run of one yards midway through the fourth capped a lopsided win for the hosts.
Wake Forest controlled the ball for close to 35 minutes on the day, but the Demon Deacons converted just 3-of-14 on third down.
Defensively, Nate Irving recorded a total of eight tackles for loss, setting a new NC State school record that was previously held by Mario Williams with six.
11/13 17:54:32 ET