Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pack holds slim lead over Wake Forest at halftime

RALEIGH - Thanks to a big drive from Russell Wilson and Jarvis Williams and a second-quarter goal-line stand, N.C. State led Wake Forest 10-3 today at halftime at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Wilson hit Williams for a 50-yard pass to get the Wolfpack into scoring position for the half's only touchdown. Three plays later, Williams caught a 4-yard touchdown pass on a flanker screen to stretch N.C. State's lead to 10-3.

Wake Forest responded with a 13-play drive, but N.C. State stopped the Deacons on fourth-and-goal from the 2. David Akinniyi and Brandan Bishop teamed to tackle Michael Campanero for a 1-yard loss with 58.2 seconds remaining in the half.

Freshman walk-on Chris Hawthorne made a 25-yard field goal in the first quarter to open the scoring. Hawthorne won a competition with Ellis Flint this week to replace Josh Czajkowski, who's out for the rest of the regular season with a hamstring injury suffered last week at Clemson.

Jimmy Newman tied the score with a 19-yard field goal for Wake Forest with 12:35 remaining in the second quarter.

Ken Tysiac