N.C. State-Boston College: Wolfpack Dominate the Eagles on All Sides of the Ball

Allen LoppCorrespondent IOctober 9, 2010

RALEIGH, NC - SEPTEMBER 16:  Jesse Riley #19 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack runs onto the field with teammates before their game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Carter-Finley Stadium on September 16, 2010 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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The N.C. State Wolfpack dominated the Boston College Eagles 44-17 to move to 5-1 and 2-1 in conference play.

The Wolfpack had to rely on the passing game to score, because Boston College is especially tough to run against.

Russell Wilson had another phenomenal day passing, throwing for 328 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Wilson was also the leading rusher for the team, running for 45 yards on 14 carries, while Mustafa Greene and Dean Haynes combined for only 25 yards on 10 carries.

Owen Spencer had a big day being on the receiving end of Wilson's passes. He had eight catches for 70 yards and one touchdown.

On defense, the Wolfpack were stout all day, only allowing 17 points. The last touchdown scored by BC was meaningless, because it was late in the fourth quarter and the game was pretty much over.

Freshman David Amerson lead the team in tackles with seven, but Nasty Nate had a solid day with six tackles and one sack. J.R. Sweezy had a nice day on the defensive line with four tackles and two sacks.

The Wolfpack defense only allowed BC to complete 11 passes between two quarterbacks (David Shinskie and Mike Marscovetra) and had three interceptions—two belonging to Brandan Bishop and C.J. Wilson had the other. Wilson returned it to the house for a touchdown.

Shinskie had another terrible outing for BC, as he only completed 7 out of 24 passes for 89 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

In the fourth quarter, he was replaced with sophomore quarterback Marscovetra, who completed half of his passes for a touchdown and an interception.

Montel Harris also had a pedestrian day, only rushing for 53 yards on 14 carries, with no touchdowns.

Harris is one of the best running backs in the ACC, and last year, he ran all over the Wolfpack defense.

The Wolfpack also had a blocked punt for a touchdown, and Josh Czajkowski was three for three on field goals today, including a 44-yard field goal. The special teams seem to be improving with every game.

N.C. State will be traveling to East Carolina for a showdown with the Pirates next Saturday at noon. This game will have no implications in the ACC, but it is important for the Wolfpack to win the respect back of the voters.