RALEIGH – Harrison Beck came off the bench and jump started a lackluster NC State offense, leading the Wolfpack to a 34-24 win over William & Mary.
It was a rough start for State starting QB Daniel Evans, who was booed after every mis cue. He threw an interception on his first offensive series, was sacked and.generally struggled with hitting his receivers.
Evans was pulled in favor of Beck with just over four minutes to go in the 2nd half. At that point, NC State still did not have a first down. Their only touchdown came on an Andre Brown run after a tipped pass was intercepted and returned to the William and Mary 6-yard line.
State finally got their first 1st down with 1;17 to go in the 2nd quarter. Beck then proceeded to pick up another on a pass over the middle before hitting a long pass to the front of the end zone to give the Pack a 14-0 lead.
After a Tribe field goal put William & Mary on the board, NC State pulled away in the 3rd quarter. TJ Graham electrified the crowd by juggling a long pass for a 47-yard gain. Later in the drive, Beck found George Bryan in the back of the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown pass to make it 21-3.
The schedule doesn’t get any easier for NC State, who travels to Death Valley next Saturday to play Clemson and will host East Carolina the following week.