Scores

Final

Boston College 10

(2-10, 1-7 ACC)

NC State 27

(7-5, 4-4 ACC)

3:00 PM ET, November 24, 2012

Carter-Finley Stadium, RALEIGH, NC

1 2 3 4 T
BC 3 0 7 010
NCST 0 14 13 027

Top Performers

Passing: M. Glennon (NCST) - 245 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: R. Finch (NORF) - 19 CAR, 144 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Palmer (NCST) - 7 REC, 55 YDS, 2 TD

Mike Glennon tosses 3 TDs, leads North Carolina State

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Mike Glennon threw three touchdown passes and David Amerson returned an interception for a score Saturday as North Carolina State defeated Boston College 27-10 in the teams' regular-season finale.

N.C. State (7-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) is headed for a bowl game for the third season in a row -- its destination is dependent on other ACC results.

Glennon connected twice for touchdowns with Tobais Palmer in a span of 51 seconds late in the third quarter to propel the Wolfpack. Glennon finished 24 of 37 for 245 yards.

Amerson snagged a pass that deflected off the hands of Boston College receiver Colin Larmond Jr., recording his 18th career pick and darting back for a 55-yard score 27 seconds before halftime. N.C. State improved to 12-2 when Amerson records an interception, including 5-0 this season.

The Wolfpack overcame a shaky offensive performance in the first half -- one fumble, six punts -- to clinch a third consecutive winning season. With the loss, the Eagles (2-10, 1-7) capped the program's worst season since the 1978 team finished 0-11.

BC's Rolandan Finch (19 carries, 144 yards) scored from 4 yards out with 5:18 left in the third quarter to cut the lead to 14-10, but that was as close as the Eagles (2-10, 1-7) would get.

Glennon found Palmer for an 8-yard score on the next drive. Then, after Juston Burris recorded the Wolfpack's third interception of Chase Rettig, Glennon hit Palmer for a 25-yard score and a 27-10 lead.

Glennon's season total of 3,648 yards is second on the school's all-time list, behind Philip Rivers. Glennon is the first player in N.C. State history to record multiple 30-touchdown seasons. He had 31 last season and 30 this year.

The loss potentially marked the end of Frank Spaziani's tenure as Boston College's head coach. The Eagles won 15 games his first two seasons but were just 6-18 since.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BC
NCST
1st Downs1717
Total Yards322376
Passing123245
Rushing199131
Penalties4-235-35
3rd Down Conversions3-158-20
4th Down Conversions0-21-3
Turnovers31
Possession26:5033:10

Passing Leaders

Boston CollegeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rettig16/451232.703
North Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Glennon27/412456.030

Rushing Leaders

Boston CollegeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Finch191447.6119
Dudeck5397.8018
North Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thornton281053.8019
Glennon2168.0011

Receiving Leaders

Boston CollegeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Amidon33511.7017
Coleman23517.5033
North Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Payton46817.0143
Palmer7557.9225

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBCNCST
FG02:09Nate Freese 19 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERBCNCST
TD09:05Quintin Payton 4 Yd Pass From Mike Glennon (Niklas Sade Kick) 37
TD00:27David Amerson 55 Yd Interception Return (Niklas Sade Kick) 314
THIRD QUARTERBCNCST
TD05:18Rolandan Finch 4 Yd Run (Nate Freese Kick) 1014
TD01:14Tobais Palmer 8 Yd Pass From Mike Glennon (Pat Blocked) 1020
TD00:23Tobais Palmer 25 Yd Pass From Mike Glennon (Niklas Sade Kick) 1027