DEFENSE!! NC State moves to 2-0


Tonight NC State whipped Eastern Kentucky 35-0 with excellent play on both sides of the ball.

On this night NC State’s defense reigned supreme.  Dave Doeren and his Wolfpack football team clad in black jersey, black pants and helmets played their best defensive game of the young season.  For at least one-quarter, the visiting Eastern Kentucky Colonels did as well.  Though not quite as impressive, the Colonels were able to keep the Pack off the scoreboard in the first quarter.  Eastern Kentucky only managed to gain 10 yards on 9 plays for a paultry 1.1 yards per play.  The night would not get much better for the Colonels.

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NC STATE  0 – Eastern Kentucky   0       End of 1st Quarter

In the second quarter the Wolfpack was finally able to put together a complete drive.  At the 12:54 mark of the 2nd quarter, quarterback Jacoby Brissett hit senior tight end Benson Browne on a 5 yard out pass to the right side of the end zone.   NC STATE  7 – Eastern Kentucky   0

A few drives later with 5:12 left in the 2nd quarter, running back Jaylen Samuels ran 12 yards on a sweep around the left side for the Pack’s second touchdown of the evening.    NC STATE  14 – Eastern Kentucky   0

Just before halftime, NC State made an awesome goaline stand after Eastern Kentucky had engineered an 11-play 66 yard drive that included a defensive pass interference call in the end zone.   The Colonels had the ball at the NC State 2 yard line, but still could not punch it in.  The defensive stand enabled the Pack to go into the half up 14 points.

HALFTIME:  NC STATE  14   –   Eastern Kentucky  0

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First Half Stats:   Defensively NC State held Eastern Kentucky to 92 total yards, while he Wolfpack racked up 227 yards of total offense.

NC State opened the second half with a Statement drive of 1:29 and 70 yards that included a Brissett pass to Jaylen Samuels for 31 yards.  Two plays later Matthew Dayes rumbled in for a 25 yard TD extending the Pack lead.

NC STATE  21 – Eastern Kentucky  0

From there the Pack continued to roll and the defense seemingly broke the remaining will of the Colonels who would not pose a serious threat for the rest of the night.

FINAL: NC State 35  – Eastern Kentucky  0

Quick Stats:

Jacoby Brissett – 17 of 22 for 216 yards and 1 TD; 6 rushes for 9 yards

Matt Dayes—24 rushes for 116 yards  and 3 TD’s

Jaylen Samuels- 3 rushes for 24 yards and 1 TD, 6 catches for 88 yards

Jumichael Ramos– 7 catches for 95 yards

Up Next:   Old Dominion Monarchs

When:   September 19, 2015 @ 7:00pm   ESPN3

Where:   Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium, Norfolk, Virginia

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