RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- North Carolina State is
developing a flair for the dramatic.
T.A. McLendon's second touchdown run of the game, an eight-yarder
in overtime, lifted the Wolfpack to a 27-21 victory over Wake
Forest in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup.
After Wake Forest missed a 35-yard field goal to start overtime,
McLendon ran the ball on four straight plays, including the
game-winning TD. He finished with 139 yards on 30 carries.
North Carolina State (3-1, 2-0 ACC) edged Virginia Tech, 17-16,
last week and trailed 14-0 at the half in this one before coming
alive in the third quarter.
Jay Davis, who completed 16-of-21 passes for 228 yards, hit
Sterling Hicks with a 57-yard scoring strike less than two
minutes into the second half and McLendon scored from three
yards out to tie the game, 14-14. Bobby Washington gave the
Wolfpack their first lead, 21-14, with a two-yard TD run with a
minute left in the third quarter.
The Demon Deacons tied the game with nine minutes remaining on a
one-yard TD run by Micah Andrews, his second TD of the game.
Wake Forest (3-2, 1-2) took a 7-0 lead on a 22-yard interception
return by Marcus McGruder with two minutes left in the opening
quarter. Andrews' first TD, a one-yard run with 10:35 left in
the first half gave the Demon Deacons a two TD edge.