Today, the Wolfpack pulled away from the Central Michigan Chippewas in the second half and wound up cruising to a 38-24 victory at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Mike Glennon passed for 244 yards and four touchdowns to help North Carolina State beat Central Michigan 38-24 on Saturday.
James Washington rushed for 109 yards and a score for the Wolfpack (3-3), who picked up their first win against a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent this season.
N.C. State, which trailed 17-14 midway through the second quarter, scored 24 consecutive points to seize control.
The Wolfpack’s much-maligned defense forced five turnovers and stopped the Chippewas from scoring on eight consecutive possessions at one point.
The defense stepped up in the second half and forced the aforementioned 5 turnovers and outside of a 77-yard run in the 4th quarter, shut down the Chippewas offense. It seemed like whenever something big happened on defense, Terrell Manning was involved. In his first game back from injury, he had 9 tackles of which 1.5 were of the TFL variety (1 sack). He also had an interception and forced fumble.
Glennon spread the ball around to his skill personnel today, throwing his four touchdowns to four different receivers. The running back combination of Washington and Creecy got better the longer the game progressed. The two backs ran for 170 yards.
State is now 3-3 and gets two weeks to get ready to go to Virginia.