North Carolina State 48, Central Michigan 14

Date - Saturday, September 28, 2013 3:30 PM
Location - Carter Finley Stadium
Attendance - 56728

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Central Michigan 0 0 0 14 14
North Carolina State 7 28 3 10 48

Recap


North Carolina State 48, Central Michigan 14: Bryan Underwood caught five passes for a career-high 148 yards and a touchdown while the Wolfpack gained 239 on the ground to rout the visiting Chippewas.

Pete Thomas completed 14-of-20 for 244 yards — 80 coming on a fourth-quarter scoring strike to Underwood for his first touchdown pass of the season. Rashard Smith recorded 167 all-purpose yards for North Carolina State (3-1), including 67 on a punt return for a score in the second quarter.

Freshman Cooper Rush broke up the shutout on the first play of the fourth quarter for Central Michigan (1-4) with a 13-yard scoring strike to Titus Davis. Rush was 16-of-37 for 165 yards with three interceptions while Davis caught five passes for 80 yards.
 
Linebacker D.J. Green began the scoring with a 37-yard interception return on Central Michigan’s second play from scrimmage. The Wolfpack put the game away with 28 points in the second quarter, ignited by a 29-yard touchdown run by Shadrach Thornton 11:08 before halftime.

Freshman Matt Dayes ran 42 yards for another score before Smith’s 67-yard return with 6:54 left in the second quarter, the Wolfpack’s first touchdown by a wide receiver in 2013. Thomas ran 8 yards for a score to cap the barrage and North Carolina State outgained the Chippewas 182-6 on the ground while building a 35-0 lead at the half.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Green’s interception was the first for North Carolina State this season after picking off 43 combined over the last two years and the Wolfpack added two more in the second half. … Central Michigan dropped to 0-9 against ACC teams, including two defeats at the Wolfpack in three seasons. … Thornton, in his second game back after missing the first two due to a suspension, led a balanced Wolfpack rushing attack with 71 yards on 13 carries.
 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:16
North Carolina State   TD  North Carolina State 7 - Central Michigan 0
2nd Quarter - 11:08
North Carolina State   TD  North Carolina State 14 - Central Michigan 0
2nd Quarter - 8:53
North Carolina State   TD  North Carolina State 21 - Central Michigan 0
2nd Quarter - 6:54
North Carolina State   TD  North Carolina State 28 - Central Michigan 0
2nd Quarter - 3:46
North Carolina State   TD  North Carolina State 35 - Central Michigan 0
3rd Quarter - 3:55
North Carolina State   FG  North Carolina State 38 - Central Michigan 0
4th Quarter - 14:56
Central Michigan   TD  North Carolina State 38 - Central Michigan 7
4th Quarter - 11:42
Central Michigan   TD  North Carolina State 38 - Central Michigan 14
4th Quarter - 9:28
North Carolina State   TD  North Carolina State 45 - Central Michigan 14
4th Quarter - 6:37
North Carolina State   FG  North Carolina State 48 - Central Michigan 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Central Michigan North Carolina State
W/L 1 - 4 - 0 3 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 0 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Central Michigan North Carolina State
Score 14 48
First Downs 13 19
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-12
17%
7-for-17
41%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 259 483
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 26-94 52-239
Average/Rush 3.6 4.6
Passing
Comp-Att 16-37 14-20
Passing Yards 165 244
Average/Pass Play 4.2 11.1
Penalties-Yards 4-27 6-45
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Time of Possession 26:13 33:47

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Rush 16/37 165 1 3
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Thomas 14/20 244 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Shoemaker-Gilmore 5 63 12.6 1
A. Garland 5 27 5.4 0
S. Lavallii 14 16 1.1 0
C. Rush 2 -12 -6.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Thornton 13 71 5.5 1
B. Underwood 3 42 14.0 0
R. Smith 5 41 8.2 0
M. Dayes 3 37 12.3 1
B. Shirreffs 7 29 4.1 0
P. Thomas 10 18 1.8 1
M. Hall 4 5 1.2 0
T. Creecy 4 3 0.8 0
G. Leatham 1 2 2.0 0
J. Taylor 1 -4 -4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Davis 5 80 16.0 1
D. Butler 3 32 10.7 0
S. Lavallii 4 20 5.0 0
A. Rice 1 11 11.0 0
A. Flory 1 9 9.0 0
A. Garland 1 8 8.0 0
C. Odykirk 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Underwood 5 148 29.6 1
R. Smith 3 39 13.0 0
J. Ramos 2 18 9.0 0
Q. Payton 1 12 12.0 0
T. Copeland 1 10 10.0 0
M. Dayes 1 10 10.0 0
B. Cherry 1 7 7.0 0