RALEIGH — N.C. State dominated Murray State tonight, cruising to a 65-7 victory at Cater-Finley Stadium.
The Wolfpack established its defensive line presence on the very first play of the game as senior defensive tackle Leory Burgess recovered a fumble by Murray State fullback DeAngelo Nelson on the 32-yard line.
From there, the Wolfpack proceeded to add points on the scoreboard, stretching its lead on three consecutive possessions in the first quarter and then opening up the game in the second quarter against an overmatched NCAA Football Championship Subdivision team.
With 4 minutes 47 seconds remaining in the third quarter, the Pack had increased its lead to 65-0, scoring on each of its 10 possession in the game until they were finally forced to punt in the fourth quarter.
To start the game, they scored nine touchdowns and a field goal, collecting the most points by any Tom O'Brien team. The Pack allowed the Racers just 36 yards on 45 plays.
State redshirt sophomore quarterback Russell Wilson, who completed 12 of 18 passes for 162 yards and four touchdowns in the first half, is now tied for second place in NCAA history for consecutive passes without an interception.