Saturday, October 2, 2010

Wolfpack leads Virginia Tech 17-7 at halftime

N.C. State lost some of its early steam in the second quarter, but still leads Virginia Tech 17-7 at halftime this afternoon at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Russell Wilson threw first-quarter touchdown passes of 7 yards to George Bryan and 2 yards to Dean Haynes, and No. 23-ranked N.C. State led 17-0 after a 37-yard field goal by Josh Czajkowski in the opening minute of the second quarter.

But Jayron Hosley intercepted Wilson once at the Virginia Tech 18 and another time in the end zone in the second quarter, thwarting Wolfpack scoring opportunities. Hokie quarterback Tyrod Taylor broke loose for a 71-yard run to set up a 9-yard touchdown pass to Andre Smith, and Virginia Tech narrowed the deficit to 10 points.

The one scoring drive was one of just a few highlights for the Hokies against an effective N.C. State defense. Middle linebacker Nate Irving made three tackles for loss, including a sack, in the first half, building on his 16-tackle performance the previous week against Georgia Tech.

Safety Brandan Bishop intercepted a Taylor pass in the first quarter and returned 39 yards to set up Wilson's scoring pass to Haynes.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

Jesus. It's almost 8 o'clock. Will the Observer be able to post a story on the final score by 9?

Lilairplanepilot said...

Final score 40-30 Hokies. There--done.

lilairplanepilot said...

Sorry, 41-30. Forgive the error.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how lame this is.

They actually had the final score posted earlier.

Hello? Hello? Hello?

Anonymous said...

really. is state still in the game.. you guys are all hacks.. that goes for 610 as well.. pack man the most arrogant sports hack of all.. its amazing what your dad can do for you