North Carolina State 31, South Alabama 7

Date - Saturday, September 15, 2012 6:00 PM
Location - Carter Finley Stadium
Attendance - 54132

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
South Alabama 0 0 0 7 7
North Carolina State 14 14 3 0 31

Recap


North Carolina State 31, South Alabama 7: Mike Glennon passed for 257 yards and three touchdowns as the Wolfpack cruised to a victory in their home opener over the Jaguars.

Glennon, who had four interceptions and completed just 55 percent of his passes in the first two games of the season, was on target throughout. The senior was 24-for-34 and did not have an interception.

N.C. State (2-1) allowed just seven points for the second straight game, while registering seven sacks and causing three turnovers. South Alabama (1-2) averted the shutout on a Ross Metheny eight-yard touchdown strike to Jeremy Jones with 5:20 left.

The Wolfpack went 80 yards in 12 plays on their first possession, capped by a 33-yard scoring strike from Glennon to Rashard Smith. After a David Amerson interception, Glennon connected with Bryan Underwood for 44 yards and N.C. State led 14-0 with 4:06 left in the first quarter.

South Alabama, in its final year of transition to full FBS status, fumbled midway through the second quarter and the Wolfpack capitalized with an 11-yard touchdown run by Tony Creecy. Glennon hit Quintin Payton for 13 yards and a score with 2:33 left in the second quarter and Wolfpack went to halftime up 28-0.

GAME NOTEBOOK: N.C. State’s leading rusher Mustafa Greene was suspended for the game. No reason was given. …The Wolfpack beat South Alabama 35-13 in Raleigh in their first meeting Sept. 17, 2011. … N.C. State safety Earl Wolff, hampered by an injury during the week, still made his 29th straight start.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:22
North Carolina State   TD  North Carolina State 7 - South Alabama 0
1st Quarter - 4:06
North Carolina State   TD  North Carolina State 14 - South Alabama 0
2nd Quarter - 6:52
North Carolina State   TD  North Carolina State 21 - South Alabama 0
2nd Quarter - 2:33
North Carolina State   TD  North Carolina State 28 - South Alabama 0
3rd Quarter - 7:36
North Carolina State   FG  North Carolina State 31 - South Alabama 0
4th Quarter - 5:20
South Alabama   TD  North Carolina State 31 - South Alabama 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  South Alabama North Carolina State
W/L 1 - 2 - 0 2 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  South Alabama North Carolina State
Score 7 31
First Downs 14 22
3rd Down Efficiency 0-for-11
0%
7-for-19
37%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 314 384
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 23-51 43-127
Average/Rush 2.2 3.0
Passing
Comp-Att 24-36 24-34
Passing Yards 263 257
Average/Pass Play 6.1 6.8
Penalties-Yards 6-60 7-55
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Time of Possession 24:09 35:51

PLAYER STATS

South Alabama (1 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Metheny 14/20 189 1 1
C. Bennett 10/15 74 0 1
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Glennon 24/34 257 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Baker 7 45 6.4 0
K. Houston 4 17 4.2 0
T. Glover 1 2 2.0 0
C. Bennett 7 1 0.1 0
S. Garber 1 -3 -3.0 0
R. Metheny 3 -11 -3.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Creecy 15 68 4.5 1
J. Washington 7 31 4.4 0
T. Palmer 2 30 15.0 0
B. Barnes 13 10 0.8 0
M. Stocker 1 -2 -2.0 0
M. Glennon 5 -10 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
W. Saxton 4 72 18.0 0
C. Besteda 3 68 22.7 0
D. Baker 5 55 11.0 0
C. Waldon 2 24 12.0 0
B. Lavender 2 10 5.0 0
T. Glover 3 10 3.3 0
C. Broadnax 1 9 9.0 0
G. Hollinger 2 8 4.0 0
J. Jones 1 8 8.0 1
K. Houston 1 -1 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
Q. Payton 5 61 12.2 1
B. Underwood 3 58 19.3 1
R. Smith 1 33 33.0 1
T. Creecy 5 28 5.6 0
L. Winkles 1 24 24.0 0
J. Washington 2 21 10.5 0
M. Carter 2 14 7.0 0
T. Palmer 3 13 4.3 0
B. Barnes 2 5 2.5 0