(Saturday, November 26th)
Final Score: North Carolina State 56, Maryland 41
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Mike Glennon threw for 306 yards and five touchdowns to lead the North Carolina State Wolfpack to the largest comeback in school history and shock Maryland, 56-41, in an Atlantic Coast Conference bout at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Glennon completed 36-of-55 passes in the win for NC State (7-5, 4-4 ACC), while James Washington added 90 yards and a score on 20 carries on the ground. Glennon ran for a touchdown as well, giving him six total TDs on the day which tied a school record. George Bryan caught eight passes for 79 yards and a touchdown as well for the Wolfpack, while Tony Creecy finished with eight receptions for 52 yards and a pair of scores to go with a 49-yard rushing effort.
Davin Meggett ran for 91 yards and a touchdown to lead the way for Maryland (2-10, 1-7), which also got 77 yards and a pair of scores on the ground from C.J. Brown. Brown completed 12-of-23 passes for 166 yards and finished with one touchdown to two picks.
A 66-yard fumble return by Dexter McDougle gave the Terrapins a 7-0 lead midway through the opening period of play. The Terrapins took a 14-0 lead just minutes later following a one-yard Brown plunge.
The Wolfpack got on the board late in the frame with a four-yard scoring toss from Glennon to Creecy.
In the second quarter, a one-yard Brown plunge gave the Terrapins a 21-7 lead, while a 32-yard interception return for a score less than a minute later by A.J. Hendy pushed Maryland ahead, 28-7.
Glennon found Jay Smith late in the frame with a seven-yard scoring strike to pull NC State within 28-14, but a 24-yard toss from Brown to Kevin Dorsey with under a minute remaining gave the Terrapins a 34-14 halftime advantage.
Maryland pushed ahead even further early in the third period with a 46-yard TD Meggett run.
But then the Wolfpack mounted an amazing comeback, rattling off 42 unanswered points to gain the advantage, beginning with a six-yard scoring toss from Glennon to Tobias Palmer late in the third stanza.
Glennon then found Creecy once more early in the final period of play with an 11-yard scoring toss, the signal-caller adding a one-yard scoring run less than two minutes later to pull NC State to within 41-35.
The Wolfpack then claimed a 42-41 lead midway through the frame when Washington bulled his way into the end zone from a yard out.
A seven-yard toss from Glennon to Bryan with just over two minutes remaining gave the Wolfpack a 49-41 lead, while a 59-yard interception return by C.J. Wilson with under 30 seconds on the clock put the exclamation point on the historical comeback.
The hosts maintained control of the ball for almost 35 minutes on the day, converting 14-of-20 on third down and running a total of 96 plays, compared to just 62 snaps for the Terps.
11/26 17:38:39 ET