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North Carolina State 30, Wake Forest 21

(AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

By AARON BEARD
AP Sports Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. - First-year passer MJ Morris threw for three scores while No. 21 North Carolina State's defense thrice picked off Sam Hartman to beat No. 20 Wake Forest 30-21.

Morris threw for 210 yards in becoming the first true freshman in more than 22 years to start for the Wolfpack (7-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), following his three-TD effort in last week's comeback home win against Virginia Tech. This performance, though, came against a ranked instate foe featuring a veteran star QB in Hartman leading a high-scoring offense.

Morris hit Darryl Jones for two of his TDs and Keyon Lesane for another to lead the offense. He also directed a key late drive that took four minutes off the clock and set up Christopher Dunn's 25-yard field goal to make it a two-possession game with 2:54 left.

Dunn added two other field goals, including a 51-yarder late in the third.

Meanwhile, the Wolfpack's veteran defense got after Hartman for four sacks and plenty of pressure up front to make things difficult all night.

This wasn't the type of performance Dave Clawson wanted from his Demon Deacons (6-3, 2-3), who cracked the top 10 of the AP Top 25 before a disastrous trip to Louisville that included eight turnovers - six by Hartman in the third quarter alone - and a lopsided loss.

Hartman threw for 397 yards and two touchdowns, but he was picked off by Jakeen Harris on the Demon Deacons' first possession. Cyrus Fagan grabbed another on a fourth-down throw into traffic in the third quarter, and then Aydan White tallied the third interception on the first play of the fourth.

He connected with Taylor Morin and A.T. Perry for touchdowns, while Perry had a huge game with 12 catches for 159 yards. But the Demon Deacons managed just 17 yards rushing to put everything on Hartman's right arm.

THE TAKEAWAY

Wake Forest: The formula for the Demon Deacons' success under Clawson has been avoiding self-inflicted mistakes like turnovers and penalties. They now have 11 turnovers in two games and had nine penalties for 74 yards in this one.

N.C. State: N.C. State's last two home games had featured comebacks from double-digit deficits after halftime, first from 17-3 down at the break against Florida State and then last week's rally from a 21-3 hole late in the third against Virginia Tech. This time the Wolfpack played from in front while Dave Doeren's young quarterback looked steady and mobile all night, following eventual longtime NFL quarterback Philip Rivers as the last true freshman QB starter for the Wolfpack.

HOME STREAK

N.C. State won its 16th-straight home game, tying the program record set from 1972-75 under Lou Holtz.

November 5, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter WakeNCSU
NCSU FG 8:04 Christopher Dunn 33 yd FG 0 3
Second Quarter WakeNCSU
Wake TD 10:19 Christian Turner 2 yd run (Matthew Dennis kick) 7 3
NCSU TD 7:39 Keyon Lesane 12 yd pass from MJ Morris (Christopher Dunn kick) 7 10
Wake TD 4:11 Taylor Morin 24 yd pass from Sam Hartman (Matthew Dennis kick) 14 10
NCSU TD 1:30 Darryl Jones 13 yd pass from MJ Morris (Christopher Dunn kick) 14 17
Third Quarter WakeNCSU
NCSU TD 6:14 Darryl Jones 1 yd pass from MJ Morris (Christopher Dunn kick) 14 24
NCSU FG 2:01 Christopher Dunn 51 yd FG 14 27
Fourth Quarter WakeNCSU
Wake TD 6:54 A.T. Perry 29 yd pass from Sam Hartman (Matthew Dennis kick) 21 27
NCSU FG 2:54 Christopher Dunn 25 yd FG 21 30
Team Stats
  Wake Forest North Carolina State
First downs 22 24
  Rushing 1 10
  Passing 19 10
  Penalty 2 4
3rd Down Efficiency 7-16, 44% 6-14, 43%
4th down efficiency 2-4, 50% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 25-17 41-115
Passing Yards 397 210
Return Yards 20 134
Completions-Attempts-Int 29-48-3 18-28-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 4--20 4--22
Punts 3 5
Punts-Average 41 43
Fumbles Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 9-74 6-38
Time of Possession 26:38 33:22
Wake Forest Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Hartman 29 48 397 2 3
North Carolina State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Morris 18 28 210 3 0
Wake Forest Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Turner 8 29 3.6 1
Q. Cooley 1 3 3.0 0
J. Ellison 10 -1 -0.1 0
S. Hartman 6 -14 -2.3 0
North Carolina State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Houston 12 53 4.4 0
M. Morris 19 43 2.3 0
M. Allen 5 36 7.2 0
J. Chambers 1 0 0.0 0
D. Sumo-Karngbaye 1 0 0.0 0
T. Thomas 1 -7 -7.0 0
Wake Forest Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Perry 12 159 13.3 1
J. Banks 4 69 17.3 0
T. Morin 4 56 14.0 1
K. Williams 5 49 9.8 0
D. Greene 2 40 20.0 0
J. Ellison 1 18 18.0 0
B. Whiteheart 1 6 6.0 0
North Carolina State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Thomas 8 79 9.9 0
K. Lesane 3 71 23.7 1
D. Jones 3 24 8.0 2
D. Carter 1 20 20.0 0
T. Pennix 1 8 8.0 0
D. Jones II 1 6 6.0 0
P. Rooks 1 2 2.0 0
Wake Forest Interceptions
Player Int Yards
North Carolina State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Fagan 1 30
J. Harris 1 24
A. White 1 0
Wake Forest Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
I. Mora 3 123 41.0
North Carolina State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
C. Noonkester 3 136 45.3
S. McDonough 2 79 39.5
Wake Forest Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Morin 3 20 6.7
North Carolina State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Wake Forest Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
North Carolina State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Gray 3 80 26.7
Wake Forest Missed FG
Player Length
M. Dennis 35
North Carolina State Missed FG
Player Length




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