Scores

Final

Murray State 7

(1-1, 0-1 away)

NC State 65

(1-1, 1-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 12, 2009

Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC

1 2 3 4 T
MURR 0 0 0 77
NCST 21 24 20 065

Top Performers

Passing: R. Wilson (WIS) - 228 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: T. Baker (NCST) - 12 CAR, 74 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Williams (NCST) - 3 REC, 63 YDS, 1 TD

Wilson throws four TDs to help NC State beat Murray State

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Russell Wilson threw four touchdown passes to help North Carolina State's offense bounce back from a miserable showing in its opener and beat Murray State 65-7 on Saturday night.

Toney Baker had two rushing scores and a receiving touchdown for the Wolfpack (1-1), who led 45-0 at halftime and scored on its first 10 drives before punting in the fourth quarter. Wilson finished with 228 yards passing.

It was a 484-yard day for NC State, which had 133 yards in last week's 7-3 home loss to South Carolina. It was the most points ever scored by a Tom O'Brien-coached team, including his 10 years at Boston College.

NC State's defense and special teams helped out, too. Leroy Burgess recovered fumbles on the Racers' first two possessions to set up short touchdown drives, while T.J. Graham had a 57-yard punt return later in the half that put the Wolfpack at Murray State's 1.

With the Wolfpack leading 65-0 with about five minutes left in the third quarter, NC State had rolled to 440 total yards and 23 first downs compared to minus-5 total yards and one first down for the Racers (1-1).

The only highlight for Murray State came when Nico Yantko connected with Daniel Ard on a 2-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter. The Racers finished with 36 yards of offense.

Wilson also extended his interception-free streak to 293 passes, moving him into second place in NCAA history.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MURR
NCST
1st Downs525
Total Yards36484
Passing35293
Rushing1191
Penalties3-236-60
3rd Down Conversions2-129-14
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers30
Possession24:2935:31

Passing Leaders

Murray StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Yantko8/19301.611
North Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wilson15/2122810.940

Rushing Leaders

Murray StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nwagbara8182.304
Harris11818.0018
North Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Baker12746.2217
Barnes19522.718

Receiving Leaders

Murray StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson11414.0014
Trotter11111.0011
North Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams36321.0127
Spencer34715.7122

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMURRNCST
TD13:33Jarvis Williams 27 Yd Pass From Russell Wilson (Josh Czajkowski Kick) 07
TD10:15Owen Spencer 19 Yd Pass From Russell Wilson (Josh Czajkowski Kick) 014
TD04:13James Washington 5 Yd Pass From Russell Wilson (Josh Czajkowski Kick) 021
SECOND QUARTERMURRNCST
TD14:57Toney Baker 1 Yd Run (Josh Czajkowski Kick) 028
TD11:57James Washington 1 Yd Run (Josh Czajkowski Kick) 035
FG05:38Josh Czajkowski 36 Yd 038
TD00:44Toney Baker 39 Yd Pass From Russell Wilson (Josh Czajkowski Kick) 045
THIRD QUARTERMURRNCST
TD12:38Toney Baker 3 Yd Run (Carl Ojala Kick) 052
TD11:30James Washington 4 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 058
TD04:47Brandon Barnes 2 Yd Run (Carl Ojala Kick) 065
FOURTH QUARTERMURRNCST
TD14:16Daniel Ard 2 Yd Pass From Nico Yantko (Kienan Cullen Kick) 765