NC State Takes Down Deacons, 42-13
Isaiah Robinson
Nov. 15, 2014

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By Jay Garneau, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeFB)

RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State utilized a strong ground game, defeating the Wake Forest football team 42-13 at Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday evening.

Despite the Wake Forest (2-8, 0-6 ACC) defense allowing just 42 percent of passes to be completed for 83 yards, the Wolfpack (6-5, 2-5 ACC) offense totaled 445 total yards behind 362 rushing yards.

Isaiah Robinson had a four-yard touchdown run and kicker Mike Weaver increased his field-goal percentage to 92.9 percent, connecting on field goals from 32 and 39 yards.

Defensively, Brandon Chubb (eight tackles), Ryan Janvion (seven tackles, two pass breakups) and Thomas Brown (four tackles, sack) led the way. Steve Donatell also forced a fumble, while Wendell Dunn and Zeke Rodney shared a sack.

John Wolford completed 15-of-32 passes for 161 yards, while E.J. Scott (five catches, 50 yards) and Matt James (four catches, 40 yards) led the receiving corps.

NC State scored first on a 10-play, 69-yard drive capped off by a two-yard plunge by Tony Creecy.

Wake Forest answered with a long drive of its own with a drive that elapsed 15 plays, 62 yards and 5:50 off the clock, but the Deacons had to settle for a field goal.

The Wolfpack rushing game then took over, as NC State out-scored the Deacs 35-3 in the second and third quarters.

The Demon Deacons put together their longest drive of the year in terms of time and plays, as a Robinson touchdown carry capped off a 16-play, 76-yard drive which took 7:47 off the clock. That was the sixth-longest drive in terms of time in program history.

Shadrach Thornton led NC State on the ground with 16 carries for 110 yards and a touchdown, while Bryan Underwood (76 yards), Matt Dayes (66 yards) and Jacoby Brissett (50 yards) also reached the 50-yard plateau. Dayes totaled three touchdowns, two on the ground and one through the air.

Wake Forest returns to action on Saturday, playing host to Virginia Tech for the home finale at 12:30 p.m. on the ACC Network.

Alexander Kinal became the first wake Forest punter to surpass 10,000 punting yards. He broke Ryan Plackemeier's record of 9,957, set in 2005, with his first punt of the game.
• The 44-degree temperature at kickoff was the coldest in a Wake Forest game since a 43-degree game at Vanderbilt in November 2010.
• NC State became just the second team to score first against Wake Forest.
• The 362 rushing yards allowed is the highest total Wake Forest has given up this season.