Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pack builds double-digit lead over BC

N.C. State coach Tom O’Brien is having few problems against his former team this time.

O’Brien, who was 0-3 against Boston College before today, directed the Wolfpack to a 27-10 halftime lead over the Eagles at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Quarterback Russell Wilson threw touchdown passes of 23 yards to Owen Spencer and 5 yards to Darrell Davis, overcoming a pair of interceptions. N.C. State built a 10-0 lead on a 40-yard Josh Czajkowski field goal and a punt block by Dontae Johnson that D.J. Green recovered in the end zone.

It was N.C. State’s third blocked punt in four games. The Wolfpack also blocked a punt for its first touchdown on Sept. 25 at Georgia Tech.

A 37-yard pass from Wilson to tight end George Bryan set up the score by Spencer, and an interception by Brandan Bishop put the Wolfpack in position to drive for Davis’ score, which increased the lead to 24-3.

Boston College finally reached the end zone on a 15-yard pass from Dave Shinskie to Ifeanyi Momah with 2 minutes, 21 seconds remaining in the first half as officials ruled he crossed the goal line before Bishop stripped the ball away from him.

But Czajkowski drilled a 44-yard field goal with 9.4 seconds remaining to provide the 17-point margin at halftime.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

This just in....The game is over! NCSU wins 44-17!