Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Defense posts big numbers in Pack scrimmage

N.C. State's defense intercepted four passes and held the offense to 11-for-29 passing for 88 yards and one touchdown on Tuesday night in the Wolfpack's third preseason scrimmage.

The defense added eight tackles for loss and four quarterback sacks while the offense rushed for 122 yards on 36 carries. In the situational scrimmage, the offense worked situations when it was ahead by seven points, trailing by seven points and in a tie game with various times on the clock and timeouts remaining.

Coach Tom O'Brien did not release individual statistics.

"There was a lot of enthusiasm out there tonight," O'Brien said in a news release issued by the school's sports information department. "It was a good scrimmage from the standpoint of giving us many teachable moments."

The team will not practice Wednesday on the opening day of classes, and will return to the field Thursday morning as the Wolfpack begins its new morning practice schedule.

Ken Tysiac

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like State's OL and WRs are just as good as advertised. 0-12, anyone?

Anonymous said...

wow.. good Defense AND no idiotic twitter comments about trips to Miami? who would have guessed it was possible!

Michael said...

Nah, easy W against the Tar Babies. Unless they're paying the refs in addition to the players.

Tarheel Paul said...

Maybe if they count scrimmages as wins Opie can post a winning record this year. With their football recruiting ranking @ 109 and their university ranked @ 109 by US News & World Report, maybe we have a pattern. Go Heels.

Anonymous said...

The beating Carolina's going to put on State this year will erase every memory of the last 3 years' games. State fans will probably start pretending they don't care about football the way that dook fans do. Wilson's going to be lucky if he ca

Anonymous said...

unlike yourself we wont bail on our team when the going gets tough. there will be 56,000 fans in attendence on sept 4th that can attest to that. didnt pittsburgh and west virginia outnumber unc here in charlotte? yall gotta lot to be proud of, 2 tire bowl losses and 1 ncaa investigation that keeps getting bigger. ill take TOB and the pack over the fair weathered baby blue wanna be alumni anyday!

Anonymous said...

Also what isn't reported is that this was a situational scrimmage...the clock would get put at 22 seconds on the 15 yard line, 4th and 2, end of game scenario and there were a lot of forced balls. 88 total passing yards? Most scenarios were red zone attempts. Multiple interceptions? Forced balls in "end of game scenarios" Don't read too much into this...