GAMEDAY College Football

North Carolina State 41, Connecticut 10

(AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

By MITCHELL NORTHAM
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. - Devin Leary threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns - including a 75-yarder on the first play from scrimmage - and No. 12 North Carolina State routed UConn 41-10.

Leary completed 32 of 44 passes for the Wolfpack (4-0), while throwing touchdowns to four different receivers, including one to sophomore Porter Rooks for the first score of his career.

Victor Rosa scored the lone touchdown for UConn (1-4) on an 11-yard run late in the fourth quarter.

The Wolfpack, tuning up for a showdown with No. 5 Clemson next week, wasted no time in putting points on the board as Leary connected with Thayer Thomas on the very first play from scrimmage. It was the longest play from scrimmage of the season for N.C. State, and it was also the first time the team has scored on its first offensive play of a game since 1991.

N.C. State scored on its first five possessions and led 31-0 before UConn got on the board. After Camryn Edwards intercepted Leary, Noe Ruelas kicked a 28-yard field goal for the Huskies as time expired in the second quarter.

UConn had just 160 yards of total offense and converted only 2-of-12 third downs.

THE TAKEAWAY

N.C. State: The Wolfpack didn't overlook their opponent and played sharp football. N.C. State had 29 first downs and never punted on its way to racking up 481 yards of total offense, averaging 6.3 yards per play.

UConn: After losing 59-0 at Michigan last week, the Huskies played a second straight road game against a team that was simply out of their league. Until its final possession of the game, the Huskies didn't have a drive that lasted for more than seven plays. UConn's schedule gets a bit more manageable from here, as it plays just one more Power 5 opponent this season.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter UConnNCSU
NCSU TD 14:46 Thayer Thomas 75 yard TD pass from Devin Leary (Christopher Dunn Extra Point) 0 7
NCSU TD 7:26 Demie Sumo-Karngbaye 20 yard TD run (Christopher Dunn Extra Point) 0 14
NCSU FG 0:51 Christopher Dunn 48 yard field goal 0 17
Second Quarter UConnNCSU
NCSU TD 9:32 Devin Carter 1 yard TD pass from Devin Leary (Christopher Dunn Extra Point) 0 24
NCSU TD 2:53 Keyon Lesane 2 yard TD pass from Devin Leary (Christopher Dunn Extra Point) 0 31
UConn FG 0:00 Noe Ruelas 28 yard field goal 3 31
Third Quarter UConnNCSU
NCSU TD 4:17 Porter Rooks 4 yard TD pass from Devin Leary (Collin Smith Extra Point) 3 38
Fourth Quarter UConnNCSU
NCSU FG 13:22 Collin Smith 40 yard field goal 3 41
UConn TD 2:08 Victor Rosa 11 yard TD run (Noe Ruelas Extra Point) 10 41
Team Stats
  Connecticut North Carolina State
First downs 8 32
  Rushing 6 14
  Passing 2 16
  Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Efficiency 2-12, 17% 11-17, 65%
4th down efficiency 0-2, 0% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 32-121 33-169
Passing Yards 39 323
Return Yards 69 -3
Completions-Attempts-Int 10-15-0 33-46-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-18 2-13
Punts 7 0
Fumbles Lost 1-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 2-24 4-25
Connecticut Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
Z. Turner 10 12 39 0 0
C. Millen 0 3 0 0 0
North Carolina State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Leary 32 44 320 4 1
J. Chambers 1 2 3 0 0
Connecticut Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
V. Rosa 5 43 8.6 1
D. Houston 8 38 4.8 0
R. Burns 4 13 3.3 0
Z. Turner 9 10 1.1 0
A. Turner 3 9 3.0 0
C. Millen 2 8 4.0 0
C. Ross 1 0 0.0 0
North Carolina State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Allen 10 66 6.6 0
D. Sumo-Karngbaye 4 49 12.3 1
D. Mimms III 8 37 4.6 0
D. Jones II 3 11 3.7 0
D. Gardner 2 8 4.0 0
J. Gray 1 4 4.0 0
C. Dunn 1 1 1.0 0
D. Leary 4 -7 -1.8 0
Connecticut Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Houston 3 22 7.3 0
K. Clercius 2 14 7.0 0
A. Turner 2 6 3.0 0
J. Joly 1 1 1.0 0
D. Harrison 1 0 0.0
0
V. Rosa 1 -4 -4.0 0
North Carolina State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Thomas 5 115 23.0 1
D. Carter 5 63 12.6 1
P. Rooks 5 45 9.0 1
D. Jones 5 32 6.4 0
K. Lesane 5 25 5.0 1
D. Mimms III 2 12 6.0 0
C. Toudle 1 11 11.0 0
D. Jones II 2 9 4.5 0
M. Allen 2 6 3.0 0
J. Gray 1 5 5.0 0
Connecticut Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Edwards 1 31
North Carolina State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Connecticut Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
G. Caratan 7 274 39.1
North Carolina State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
Connecticut Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
North Carolina State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Thomas 1 -3 -3.0
Connecticut Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
V. Rosa 2 38 19.0
North Carolina State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Connecticut Missed FG
Player Length
North Carolina State Missed FG
Player Length
C. Smith 47




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