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State's Wilson hurt in Pack's 29-23 loss to Rutgers

Posted December 29, 2008

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N.C. State won four straight games to earn a trip to a bowl game, but couldn't get the postseason win it coveted. The Wolfpack jumped out to a 17-6 halftime lead, but lost its quarterback, and its lead, on the way to a 29-23 loss to the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers in Birmingham, Ala.

The Wolfpack scored on its last possession of the first half, but the sequence may have cost State the game.

On a first and 10 play from the Rutgers 21 yard-line, Russell Wilson used his trademark scrambling skills to gain 16 yards and give the Pack a first and goal from the 5-yard line. Andre Brown scored two plays later to make it 17-6 in favor of N.C. State, but the play would prove costly, as Wilson left the game with a sprained knee and did not return.

The Pack missed the ACC's offensive player of the year in the second half, as Tom O'Brien's squad had 94 yards total yards in the second half compared to 269 in the game's first 30 minutes.

O'Brien turned to backup quarterback Harrison Beck, but the redshirt junior went three and out and threw an interception in his only two series.

Daniel Evans, the third-string quarterback going into the contest, provided a bit of magic for the Wolfpack, if only for a brief moment. Making his first appearance since Sept. 6, Evans found senior tight end Anthony Hill on a 16-yard touchdown pass on his first series in the game to put the Pack up 23-19, but he threw an interception on the fourth play of the team's next possession.

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  • shakennotstirred Dec 29, 7:13 p.m.

    uncgrad, he kept the offense on the field a long time and scored 17 first half points. That's pretty good for a qb, you are just jealous of his talent...

  • uncgrad Dec 29, 7:09 p.m.

    Wilson's the man????

    He looked like he was a wuss today. Any chance he was suspended because it sure looked like he should have been OK to play.

  • libertyordeath Dec 29, 7:09 p.m.

    "Wilson can't leave for baseball till 2010. Glennon is the #1 rated QB from last year in high school. I think we'll be ok..."

    He may not can leave but he can stand on the sideline and watch like he did today. If he's smart, he won't risk a substantial MLB contract for an NFL practice squad contract.

  • UNCTAR Dec 29, 7:04 p.m.

    wilson a good qb, but a top 10 or 15 team with him, somebody is smoking what they are growing. wilson is a very good baseball player. come on acc bball

  • shakennotstirred Dec 29, 7:04 p.m.

    Wilson can't leave for baseball till 2010. Glennon is the #1 rated QB from last year in high school. I think we'll be ok...

  • libertyordeath Dec 29, 7:01 p.m.

    The wolfpack better hope Wilson returns next year or it's going to be a pretty dismal season. I believe he will ultimately pick baseball as a career (better payday, less chance of a career ending injury and he's already been drafted). Plus, he's not big enough for a large payday in the NFL and he's injury prone. The wolfpack really was a one horse show this year. It was painfully obvious today.

  • yancarrese Dec 29, 7:01 p.m.

    Hahaha. Uhh hem, choke. Way to finish the season with a losing record Farmers! At least the Tarheels dominated Rutgers on their home field 44-12. So much for the best football team in the state--I think that would be Wake Forest.

    It just gets worse for you poor farmers...it's all basketball season now!

  • Deacons Dec 29, 7:00 p.m.

    anotherpup, your bullpups were preseason number 1 so they failed this year. They lost to GT from the ACC, Bama and the Gators wore them out as well. You also barely beat a BAD Auburn team, so what do you have to brag about?

  • TheEnigma Dec 29, 6:59 p.m.

    Meredith06, what does 2 years ago have to do with this season?

    UNC beat Rutgers this year and Pack fans called them a cream puff and barked about UNC's cupcake schedule in earlier posts.

    I compliment the Pack on their comeback this season and beating my Heels in a blowout fashion. Looking forward to next year........

    unless you want to start talking about basketball season!

  • tdbrinso Dec 29, 6:59 p.m.

    NC State absolutely dominated until Wilson got hurt. This Rutgers team is not the same team UNC played regardless. To beat the teams that Rutgers did the last six games (and five of them blowouts) shows that they are for real. Had Wilson not gotten hurt, NC State would have continued to dominate like we did against UNC and Miami. With Wilson, we are a top 10 - 15 team. Get used to it. We will dominate the ACC next year. Some of you are just retards...that's all there is.

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