Boxscore
North Carolina State 28, Central Florida 21
Saturday, September 11, 2010 7:30 PM
Location - Bright House Networks Stadium
Attendance - 43020

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
North Carolina State 7 14 7 0 28
Central Florida 0 7 0 14 21

Recap

North Carolina State's defense rose to the occasion Saturday when the Wolfpack built a three-touchdown lead, then held off Central Florida for a 28-21 victory.

Central Florida came on stronger in the second half and outgained N.C. State 308 yards to 239 for the game. The Knights held highly regarded Wolfpack quarterback Russell Wilson to just 10 completions and 105 yards in 30 attempts. He ran 13 times for 35 yards.

N.C. State (2-0) led 21-7 at halftime, scoring on a 7-yard run by Dean Haynes, a 26-yard pass from Russell Wilson to Darrell Davis and a 21-yard run by Mustafa Greene. The Wolfpack outgained the Knights 174 yards to 108 in the first half, but UCF found some rhythm after that.

Quincy McDuffie got UCF (1-1) on the board with a 93-yard kickoff return in the second quarter.

N.C. State's C.J. Wilson intercepted a Rob Calabrese pass and returned it 43 yards to make it 28-7 in the third quarter. Central Florida cut it to 28-14 when freshman quarterback Jeff Godfrey, who relieved Calabrese in the fourth quarter, scored from the 6-yard line to cap a 55-yard drive.

Godfrey scored from the 1 to get UCF within a touchdown at 4:29 in the fourth quarter. The 75-yard drive included three Godfrey completions for 64 yards. He finished with 107 yards on 7-of-10 passing and ran 10 times for 53 yards and two touchdowns.

N.C. State, trying to rebound from a 5-7 record in 2009, gained some revenge for a 25-23 season-opening loss to the Knights in 2007.  

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 2:38
North Carolina State   TD  Central Florida 0 - North Carolina State 7
2nd Quarter - 9:39
North Carolina State   TD  Central Florida 0 - North Carolina State 14
2nd Quarter - 3:26
North Carolina State   TD  Central Florida 0 - North Carolina State 21
2nd Quarter - 3:12
Central Florida   TD  Central Florida 7 - North Carolina State 21
3rd Quarter - 5:22
North Carolina State   TD  Central Florida 7 - North Carolina State 28
4th Quarter - 14:19
Central Florida   TD  Central Florida 14 - North Carolina State 28
4th Quarter - 4:29
Central Florida   TD  Central Florida 21 - North Carolina State 28
TEAMS

Team Records

  North Carolina State Central Florida
W/L 2 - 0 - 0 1 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  North Carolina State Central Florida
Score 28 21
First Downs 15 16
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-16
31%
1-for-11
9%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 244 308
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 37-139 34-95
Average/Rush 3.8 2.8
Passing
Comp-Att 10-30 17-29
Passing Yards 105 213
Average/Pass Play 3.2 6.9
Penalties-Yards 7-36 5-30
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 3
Time of Possession 30:43 29:17

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Wilson 10/30 105 1 0
Central Florida (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Godfrey 7/10 107 0 0
R. Calabrese 10/18 106 0 2
N. Flores 0/1 0 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Greene 14 55 3.9 1
D. Haynes 10 49 4.9 1
R. Wilson 13 35 2.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Godfrey 10 53 5.3 2
J. Davis 16 32 2.0 0
A. Guyton 1 9 9.0 0
R. Calabrese 5 1 0.2 0
R. Weaver 2 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Davis 2 38 19.0 1
G. Bryan 3 35 11.7 0
J. Williams 2 15 7.5 0
J. Smith 1 7 7.0 0
M. Greene 1 6 6.0 0
T. Graham 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Watters 6 88 14.7 0
K. Aiken 5 50 10.0 0
J. Newsome 1 29 29.0 0
Q. McDuffie 2 26 13.0 0
A. Nissley 1 9 9.0 0
A. Guyton 1 6 6.0 0
J. Davis 1 5 5.0 0
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