Scores

Final

NC State 10

(1-5, 0-3 ACC)

Florida State 27

(4-1, 1-1 ACC)

3:30 PM ET, October 6, 2007

Doak Campbell Stadium, TALLAHASSEE, FL

1 2 3 4 T
NCST 10 0 0 010
FSU 7 3 7 1027

Top Performers

Passing: X. Lee (FSU) - 257 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Eugene (NCST) - 14 CAR, 101 YDS

Receiving: G. Carr (FSU) - 4 REC, 140 YDS, 1 TD

Assistant coach Amato helps FSU roll ex-team

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Michael Ray Garvin returned an interception 43 yards for a touchdown to spark Florida State to its fourth straight victory, a 27-10 win Saturday over North Carolina State.

Garvin, a track All-American who finished sixth in the 100 meters at the NCAA finals and ran a leg on Florida State's championship 400-meter relay team, gave Florida State a 17-10 lead early in the third quarter with his first interception of the season.

Daniel Evans, who threw three TD passes in N.C. State's 24-20 victory last year over the Seminoles, was intercepted three times Saturday -- once at the end of the half that killed a Wolfpack drive that had reached Florida State's 26.

It was the first game against North Carolina State for former Wolfpack coach Chuck Amato, who returned to Florida State to be an assistant after getting fired by N.C. State after last season.

One of the players Amato recruited, sophomore Jamelle Eugene, ran for 101 yards on 14 carries and caught five passes for another 30 yards for the Wolfpack.

Xavier Lee, making his first start of the season at quarterback, ran 2 yards for the Seminoles' first touchdown 2:11 into the game, three plays after a 58-yard pass to Greg Carr on the game's first play. Carr later caught a 40-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to give the Seminoles a 24-10 lead.

Lee was 16-for-28 passes for 257 yards and the 6-foot-6 Carr caught four passes for 140 yards.

The Seminoles (4-1,1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) snapped a string of eight straight losses against Atlantic Division rivals. N.C. State has now lost a dozen straight game against Bowl Subdivision (formerly I-A) schools.

Although N.C. State (1-5, 0-3 ACC) led 10-7 in the first quarter, it was again plagued by four turnovers -- boosting its number to 21 in coach Tom O'Brien's first year at the school.

It was Florida State coach Bobby Bowden's 370th career coaching win, the most in major college football.

The game was delayed late in the third quarter for 49 minutes because of a lightning threat. Florida State led 17-10 when the players were removed from the field.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NCST
FSU
1st Downs1919
Total Yards268381
Passing172257
Rushing96124
Penalties9-9711-91
3rd Down Conversions7-166-15
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers40
Possession28:1431:46

Passing Leaders

North Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Evans19/321725.413
Florida StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lee16/282579.210

Rushing Leaders

North Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Eugene141017.2022
Brown9111.205
Florida StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith17553.2015
Holloway24321.5040

Receiving Leaders

North Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dunlap44511.3123
Eugene5306.0020
Florida StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Carr414035.0153
Parker66110.2018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNCSTFSU
TD12:49Xavier Lee 2 Yd Run (Gary Cismesia Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 59 yds, 2:11
07
TD10:54John Dunlap 2 Yd Pass From Daniel Evans (Steven Hauschka Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 64 yds, 1:54
77
FG02:25Steven Hauschka 23 Yd
Drive: 13 plays, 66 yds, 5:12
107
SECOND QUARTERNCSTFSU
FG03:09Gary Cismesia 39 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 35 yds, 3:59
1010
THIRD QUARTERNCSTFSU
TD11:15Michael Ray Garvin 43 Yd Interception Return (Gary Cismesia Kick) 1017
FOURTH QUARTERNCSTFSU
TD13:59Greg Carr 40 Yd Pass From Xavier Lee (Gary Cismesia Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 43 yds, 1:42
1024
FG11:19Gary Cismesia 28 Yd
Drive: 8 plays, 31 yds, 2:35
1027