Scores

Final

Wofford 17

(2-1, 0-1 away)

NC State 38

(1-2, 1-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 15, 2007

Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC

1 2 3 4 T
WOF 3 0 7 717
NCST 7 17 14 038

Top Performers

Passing: B. Widmyer (WOF) - 128 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: A. Brown (NCST) - 21 CAR, 133 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: A. Strickland (WOF) - 4 REC, 90 YDS, 2 TD

N.C. State 38, Wofford 17

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Andre Brown rushed for 133 yards and a career-high three touchdowns, leading North Carolina State to a 38-17 win over Wofford on Saturday night.

The Wolfpack (1-2) finished with 217 yards rushing in snapping a nine-game losing streak that was their longest since 1959. They entered averaging just 71 yards on the ground in two games, having lost leading-rusher Toney Baker to a season-ending knee injury in the opener.

N.C. State turned three turnovers by Wofford (2-1) into touchdowns, offsetting the Terriers' 353-330 advantage in total yards.

Two of the giveaways came on risky pitches by Wofford's triple-option offense. Linebacker Thomas Barnes -- on his third collegiate play -- picked up a botched pitch at the 5 and ran into the end zone to put the Wolfpack up 14-3 in the second quarter.

The Terriers missed on another pitch, putting the ball on the ground at the 14, and two plays later Brown scored his third touchdown from 11 yards out. He previously had scoring runs of 2 and 1 yards.

Jamelle Eugene added a 1-yard score after Wofford's Jeremy Marshall muffed a punt and gave the Wolfpack the ball near the goal line.

N.C. State entered with an Atlantic Coast Conference-best 311 yards passing per game, while Wofford of the Football Championship Subdivision was allowing 277 yards passing in two wins.

Nebraska transfer Harrison Beck passed for just 113 yards against the Terriers a week after he threw for 321 yards at Boston College. But he took better care of the ball, committing no turnovers after giving it away six times.

Andy Strickland scored both of Wofford's touchdowns, including a 61-yard catch from quarterback Ben Widmyer in the third quarter and a 14-yard catch after a Wolfpack fumble late in the fourth quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WOF
NCST
1st Downs1919
Total Yards353330
Passing142113
Rushing211217
Penalties15-10811-109
3rd Down Conversions3-176-17
4th Down Conversions1-31-1
Turnovers31
Possession27:0332:57

Passing Leaders

WoffordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Widmyer10/221285.810
North Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Beck16/321133.500

Rushing Leaders

WoffordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson11494.509
Marshall6457.5017
North Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown211336.3327
Eugene12383.2111

Receiving Leaders

WoffordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Strickland49022.5261
Whitehurst11919.0019
North Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dunlap6315.2011
Blackman22914.5015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWOFNCST
TD11:14Andre Brown 2 Yd Run (Steven Hauschka Kick) 07
FG04:29Patrick Mugan 20 Yd 37
SECOND QUARTERWOFNCST
TD14:20Thomas Barnes 5 Yd Fumble Return (Steven Hauschka Kick) 314
TD05:48Andre Brown 1 Yd Run (Steven Hauschka Kick) 321
FG01:22Steven Hauschka 49 Yd 324
THIRD QUARTERWOFNCST
TD10:20Andre Brown 11 Yd Run (Steven Hauschka Kick) 331
TD06:32Andy Strickland 61 Yd Pass From Ben Widmyer (Patrick Mugan Kick) 1031
TD05:25Jamelle Eugene 1 Yd Run (Steven Hauschka Kick) 1038
FOURTH QUARTERWOFNCST
TD02:20Andy Strickland 14 Yd Pass From Mike Rucker (Patrick Mugan Kick) 1738