N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson could have ended his college football career after his sophomore season and gone on to play full-time professional baseball, but when you see his numbers from today’s game with Georgia Tech, you have to feel like he is glad he came back to Raleigh, for another year of college football……from www.theacc.com and go there now to reade more…..
ATLANTA (AP) -Russell Wilson passed for a career-high 368 yards and three touchdowns and North Carolina State answered Georgia Tech’s fourth-quarter rally to beat the Yellow Jackets 45-28 on Saturday and remain unbeaten.
Wilson completed 28 of 41 passes and ran for a touchdown as North Carolina State (4-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) continued its best start since winning its first nine games in 2002.
N.C. State gained 527 yards and scored its most points in the series with Georgia Tech.
Georgia Tech (2-2, 1-1) scored two quick fourth-quarter touchdowns to trail only 31-28 before Wilson answered with two touchdown drives.
Wilson threw a 23-yard scoring pass to T.J. Graham to cap a nine-play, 74-yard drive, and Mustafa Greene added a 5-yard scoring run with 4:08 remaining.
Wilson also threw touchdown passes to Steven Howard and Jarvis Williams, who returned a blocked punt for a touchdown.
Wilson had help from the Wolfpack’s running game. Dean Haynes had 18 carries for 75 yards and Greene had 13 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown.
Jerrard Tarrant’s 33-yard interception return cut N.C. State’s lead to 31-28 early in the fourth quarter.
It was Wilson’s first interception on his 136th pass of the season. Wilson, a junior, set the NCAA record with 379 attempts without an interception in a streak that overlapped his freshman and sophomore seasons.