Good crowd. Good game. Good weather. And NC State won.
The two offenses both impressed and both defenses probably left something to be desired, but overall it was a good effort from both sides in the Spring Game. The announced crowd of more than 25,000 had plenty to cheer about. Perhaps more important than any of the stats from today’s game is the fact that nobody was seriously injured and the Pack can now move toward fall camp relatively healthy.
I’ll defer to two well-written recaps from today’s action, one from WRAL and one from Pack Pride.
Jay Smith caught four passes for 96 yards and twotouchdowns to lead the Red team past the White squad 31-21 in North Carolina State’s spring game.
T.J. Graham threw a touchdown pass on a trick play Saturday and made the game-sealing touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter for the Red squad, which featured N.C. State’s first-team defense and second-team offense.
Mike Glennon threw for 423 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions to lead the White team. Starting quarterback Russell Wilson skipped spring practice to focus on baseball, giving Glennon the opportunity to work with the first-team offense.
Two players who may not see a snap in the 2010 season made the most of their opportunities during the Kay Yow Spring game at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Quarterback Daniel Imhoff and running back Travis Leggett, two walk-ons who were escalated to the second-string offensive unit thanks to the absence of Russell Wilson and the myriad of injuries in the backfield, helped lead the Red team over the White team 31-21 on Saturday afternoon. The game drew over 25,000 fans and helped raise over $21,000 for the Kay Yow WBCA Cancer Fund.
The Wolfpack split into two units for the game with the Red team sporting the second-team offensive unit and the first-team defensive unit. The White team featured the first-team offensive squad and the second-team defense. The Red team was headed up by running backs coach Jeff Swepson while offensive coordinator Dana Bible coached the White team. Teams played the first two 15-minute quarters with normal clock rules but played the final two quarters with a running clock.
The News Observer’s Photo Gallery from Saturday’s festivities can be visited here.
TJ Graham (click to embiggen)
The crowd at CFS
James Washington run