The NC State football team held on for a 28-23 victory over Boston College to remain undefeated.
The game on Saturday against Boston College wasn’t the best performance for the NC State football team this year but it was just enough to secure a 28-23 victory.
It was a game that the Wolfpack dominated for most of the game with nearly double the total yards Boston College had with 533 to 318. They also controlled the ball for most of the game with over 41 minutes of time of possession.
However, turnovers helped keep Boston College in this game as the Wolfpack had four of them, with Ryan Finley throwing two interceptions and fumbles by running back Ricky Person Jr. and wide receiver Thayer Thomas.
This was a game that the Wolfpack had in control with a 28-3 lead late in the third quarter. However, the Eagles had 20 straight points in just over a quarter of play that closed the gap and made the game interesting in the end.
In the end it was the offense of the NC State football team that helped close the game out. After Boston College blocked the Wolfpack’s punt, the offense put together a seven play drive that stayed on the field for the final 3:31 of the game.
This was also the most balanced the Wolfpack offense has looked this year as Ryan Finley had his fourth game with over 300 passing yards but the duo of Reggie Gallaspy II and Ricky Person Jr. controlled the ball on the ground. These two combined for 196 rushing yards with Gallaspy scoring two touchdowns in the first half.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Wolfpack did a great job getting pressure on Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown. The team finished with three sacks, including one by linebacker Germaine Pratt.
The NC State football team now head into their bye undefeated at 5-0 with a showdown on the road against the Clemson Tigers the week after.