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The NC State Wolfpack will look to defend their home turf on Saturday against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at 12:30 p.m. ET. NC State should still be riding high after a win, while Charleston Southern will be looking to right the ship.
The Wolfpack can thank their lucky stars for their victory over the East Carolina Pirates last week. The final score was a hard-fought 21-20. The NC State offense checked out after the first half but had enough points banked to take the contest anyway. NC State’s RB Demie Sumo-Karngbaye filled up the stat sheet, punching in one rushing touchdown.
Meanwhile, Charleston Southern came up short against the Western Carolina Catamounts last week, falling 52-38.
Charleston Southern’s loss took them down to 0-1 while NC State’s victory pulled them up to 1-0. A win for Charleston Southern would reverse both their bad luck and NC State’s good luck. We’ll see if the Buccaneers manage to pull off that tough task or if the Wolfpack keep their momentum going instead.
“Payton and [Shyheim Battle] didn’t play, but they’ll be fine next week.” — Doeren
“I thought the guys came out very focused. We were physical in the run game…It was good to see the takeaways on defense. All in all a solid day. I appreciate the fans.” — Doeren
“It was great to get a win like that. It was nice to have a low-stress day. ..I was proud of the way Devin played, he was responsible for six touchdowns.” — Doeren
NC State runs away early in a 55-3 win over Charleston Southern behind 6 scores from Devin Leary and 5 different players hauling in touchdowns.
Full stats from the Wolfpack’s dominant win in Carter-Finley:https://t.co/zpcjpnrhxP
Final: NC State 55, Charleston Southern 3. The Wolfpack moves to 2-0 and returns to action next Saturday at home against Texas Tech at 7 p.m.
WWWWWWWWWWWolfpack Win – 11th straight at Carter-Finley Stadium!
The Pack outgains the Buccaneers 538-150, as Devin Leary throws for four touchdowns and runs for two more.
Wolfpack moves to 2-0 on the season. pic.twitter.com/edgEVZ1YQ6
NC State punts it away with.
1:03 left in this one, Pack up 55-3.
Pack forces a three-and-out.
NC State will be at the 19 with 2:46 left in the game.
Pack turns it over on downs.
4:31 to go, Charleston Southern starting at the Pack 26 down 55-3.
Morris back into the game after exiting for the lost helmet last drive.
Morris completes to Mimms, who gains 30 yards.
Break out the bone … again! @jalenfrazier_1 with an INT. pic.twitter.com/yzKExA8h1l
Jordan Poole bats a pass up into the air, and Jalen Frazier tracks it for the INT.
Pack takes over with 7:17 to go, up 55-3. pic.twitter.com/Nvu1hTnGbN
Pack going for it on fourth down, and Chambers fires incomplete.
Morris takes off running, and he gets hit hard after an 8-yard gain.
Chambers in for a play because Morris’ helmet came off. Loss of 3.
Chambers in for the next play as well, and he completes out wide to Jones for no gain.
MJ Morris in the game now for the Pack.
Completes his first pass to Jakolbe Baldwin for 8 yards.
Very quick three-and-out from CSU.
Coit with a decent punt return.
NCSU 55, CSU 3 | 13:36 | Q4
Drive Summary ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/lzFQOQAV0A
Devin Leary has tied an NC State record with 6 TDs responsible for in a single game. He ties Philip Rivers and Mike Glennon for the record.
Full details from @RCorySmith:https://t.co/pGiaioNuAk
More scoring! WR @JalenCoit_ with a 10-yard catch from QB @JackCham08.@LASIKNC pic.twitter.com/90LJFLCVQf
Fantastic throw from Chambers to the back of the end zone, where Jalen Coit brings it in.
Dunn makes it 55-3 pic.twitter.com/PPlGdJDnD1
Touch pass from Chambers to Gray, who gets a great gain up to the 10-yard line.
Wolfpack cruising through 3#1Pack1Goal | #HTT pic.twitter.com/BeKe4JtvVt
END 3: NC State 48, Charleston Southern 3
Pack has it on the CSU 29.
Chambers hits Anthony Smith in stride and it moves the chains.
Mimms moves the chains on third down.
Chambers throws incomplete on first.
Chambers looks deep downfield to an open Anthony Smith, but the throw has a bit too much on it.
On second, Mimms gains 8.
Charleston Southern makes a QB change, Isaiah Bess now in the game.
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