GAMEDAY College Football

North Carolina State 55, Charleston Southern 3

By AARON BEARD
AP Sports Writer

RALEIGH, N.C - Devin Leary tied a program record by accounting for six touchdowns and No. 18 North Carolina State's defense surrendered 150 total yards as the Wolfpack beat Charleston Southern 55-3.

Leary threw four TD passes, including a perfect 24-yard wheel route to Jordan Houston down the left side and then a 40-yard strike over the middle to Anthony Smith after he shrugged blitzer Nick Perry off his back. Leary's two rushing scores included a 12-yard keeper in the first quarter, when the preseason Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year bounced off three hard hits before hitting the end zone for the game's first TD.

Celebrating his 23rd birthday, Leary wrapped up his day by hitting Chris Toudle for a 27-yard TD down the middle and a 45-0 lead with 12:48 left in the third.

The game offered N.C. State (2-0) a chance to regroup from last week's 21-20 win at East Carolina, with the Wolfpack carrying a No. 13 ranking in the AP Top 25 to Greenville and taking the victory when the Pirates missed two critical late kicks. That game was full of problems after halftime, including coming up scoreless on two drives with a combined six goal-line snaps as well as sputtering to 25 fourth-quarter yards.

That made recent days, along with kickoff against the Buccaneers (0-2) of the Championship Subdivision, a chance to clean up mistakes.

Charleston Southern's top highlight was a 48-yard field goal from Sam Babbush midway through the third quarter to break up the Wolfpack's shutout bid. Ross Malmgren threw for 111 yards but found himself under repeated pressure. Charleston Southern managed 36 yards rushing on 15 carries to remain winless all-time against Bowl Subdivision teams.

THE TAKEAWAY

Charleston Southern: The Buccaneers opened the season by surrendering 52 points at home against Western Carolina. And the Big South Conference program entered this one with an 0-25 mark against Bowl Subdivision opponents, including 0-15 against teams from the Power Five conferences. They never threatened to change that Saturday, either.

N.C. State: The storylines focused on improvements the Wolfpack could make after the ECU escape, not whether Dave Doeren's squad would beat a lower-division opponent. Leary and his teammates largely showed that, with the offense cracking the 40-point mark on its first snap after halftime and the defensive front generally overwhelming the Bucs.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter ChSouNCSU
NCSU FG 12:41 Christopher Dunn 46 yd FG 0 3
NCSU TD 3:28 Devin Leary 12 yd run (Christopher Dunn kick) 0 10
Second Quarter ChSouNCSU
NCSU TD 13:17 Devin Leary 2 yd run (Christopher Dunn kick) 0 17
NCSU TD 11:16 Jordan Houston 24 yd pass from Devin Leary (Christopher Dunn kick) 0 24
NCSU TD 6:31 Anthony Smith 40 yd pass from Devin Leary (Christopher Dunn kick) 0 31
NCSU TD 0:58 Delbert Mimms III 20 yd pass from Devin Leary (Christopher Dunn kick) 0 38
Third Quarter ChSouNCSU
NCSU TD 12:48 Christopher Toudle 27 yd pass from Devin Leary (Christopher Dunn kick) 0 45
NCSU FG 11:07 Christopher Dunn 45 yd FG 0 48
ChSou FG 7:35 Sam Babbush 48 yd FG 3 48
Fourth Quarter ChSouNCSU
NCSU TD 13:36 Jalen Coit 10 yd pass from Jack Chambers (Christopher Dunn kick) 3 55
Team Stats
  Charleston Southern North Carolina State
First downs 9 32
  Rushing 3 13
  Passing 5 16
  Penalty 1 3
3rd Down Efficiency 1-15, 7% 7-14, 50%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 0-2, 0%
Rushes-Yards 15-36 42-217
Passing Yards 114 321
Return Yards 0 102
Completions-Attempts-Int 22-47-2 23-40-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--13 0-0
Punts 9 3
Punts-Average 45.1 40.3
Fumbles Lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties - Yards 6-55 7-59
Time of Possession 24:00 36:00
Charleston Southern Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
R. Malmgren 19 37 111 0 1
I. Bess 3 10 3 0 1
North Carolina State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Leary 16 25 238 4 0
J. Chambers 5 11 45 1 0
M. Morris 2 4 38 0 0
Charleston Southern Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
I. Bess 6 37 6.2 0
R. Hawkins 2 8 4.0 0
T. Ruff 4 2 0.5 0
D. Oscar 1 2 2.0 0
J. Moore 1 0 0.0 0
R. Malmgren 1 -13 -13.0 0
North Carolina State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Sumo-Karngbaye 7 70 10.0 0
D. Mimms III 9 39 4.3 0
D. Jones II 7 39 5.6 0
J. Houston 5 26 5.2 0
D. Leary 3 20 6.7 2
M. Morris 2 10 5.0 0
J. Chambers 4 7 1.8 0
D. Gardner 5 6 1.2 0
Charleston Southern Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. Anderson 5 40 8.0 0
V. Davis 9 35 3.9 0
C. Jordan 4 31 7.8 0
T. Garvin 1 6 6.0 0
D. Oscar 1 4 4.0 0
K. Anderson 1 0 0.0
0
C. Thomas 1 -2 -2.0 0
North Carolina State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Smith 2 58 29.0 1
D. Mimms III 2 50 25.0 1
J. Houston 2 47 23.5 1
C. Toudle 2 35 17.5 1
J. Gray 3 34 11.3 0
K. Lesane 2 26 13.0 0
D. Carter 2 22 11.0 0
T. Thomas 2 14 7.0 0
P. Rooks 1 10 10.0 0
J. Coit 1 10 10.0 1
J. Baldwin 1 8 8.0 0
F. Seabrough Jr. 1 3 3.0 0
D. Sumo-Karngbaye 1 3 3.0 0
D. Jones II 1 1 1.0 0
Charleston Southern Interceptions
Player Int Yards
North Carolina State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Frazier 1 2
T. Baker-Williams 1 0
Charleston Southern Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
D. Gelb 9 406 45.1
North Carolina State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
S. McDonough 3 121 40.3
Charleston Southern Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
North Carolina State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Thomas 2 59 29.5
J. Coit 1 12 12.0
Charleston Southern Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
North Carolina State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Houston 1 29 29.0
Charleston Southern Missed FG
Player Length
North Carolina State Missed FG
Player Length




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