Scores

Final

NC State 24

(3-2, 2-1 ACC)

North Carolina 30

(3-3, 2-2 ACC)

6:05 PM ET, October 9, 2004

Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC

1 2 3 4 T
NCST 3 3 10 824
UNC 3 10 0 1730

Top Performers

Passing: D. Durant (UNC) - 192 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: T. McLendon (NCST) - 19 CAR, 117 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Bowman (OKST) - 2 REC, 76 YDS, 1 TD

No. 25 No Carolina St (3-1) at North Carolina (2-3) 6:05 pm EDT

CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina (Ticker) -- No. 25 North Carolina State tries to beat rival North Carolina for a fourth time in five meetings when they match up on Saturday in an Atlantic Coast Conference encounter.

The Wolfpack (3-1, 2-0 ACC) have won back-to-back meetings with the Tar Heels (2-3, 1-2) and three of four after a seven-game skid in the series.

The Tar Heels lead the all time series, 60-27-6, last winning in 2001, 17-9.

North Carolina State has won consecutive ACC contests in the last minute, 17-16 at Virginia Tech on September 25 and 27-21 in overtime over Wake Forest last week.

T.A. McLendon, who ran 30 times for 139 yards and two touchdowns against the Demon Deacons, scored on a nine-yard run after Wake Forest began the extra period by missing a 35-yard field goal.

N.C. State is 11-2 under coach Chuck Amato against intrastate ACC opponents Duke, Wake Forest and the Tar Heels.

The Tar Heels have dropped back-to-back games to Louisville and Florida State by a combined 72-16, including a 38-16 road setback to the Seminoles last week.

North Carolina gained 363 total yards - its best offensive output in 16 all-time meetings with Florida State - but managed just one touchdown, an eight-yard pass from Darian Durant to Jarwarski Pollock early in the third quarter.

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Passing Leaders

NC StateCMP%YDSTDINT
J. Brissett59.92344225
G. Leatham16.7801
North CarolinaCMP%YDSTDINT
M. Williams62.72870209
M. Trubisky50.739444

Rushing Leaders

NC StateCARYDSAVGTD
S. Thornton1478115.59
J. Brissett1104984.53
North CarolinaCARYDSAVGTD
M. Williams1787374.112
T. Logan1054724.53

Receiving Leaders

NC StateRECYDSAVGTD
B. Hines4253712.81
D. Grinnage2533113.25
North CarolinaRECYDSAVGTD
R. Switzer5570312.84
M. Hollins3461118.08