Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 14

(1-4, 0-1 MAC)

NC State 48

(3-1, 0-1 ACC)

3:30 PM ET, September 28, 2013

Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC

1 2 3 4 T
CMU 0 0 0 1414
NCST 7 28 3 1048

Top Performers

Passing: P. Thomas (ULM) - 244 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Thornton (NCST) - 13 CAR, 71 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Underwood (NCST) - 5 REC, 148 YDS, 1 TD

Big 2nd quarter helps NC State top Chippewas 48-14

Associated Press
Central Michigan Chippewas at North Carolina State Wolfpack Highlight
Cooper Rush pass complete to Titus Davis for 13 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Shadrach Thornton and Matt Dayes each had long scoring runs during North Carolina State's four-touchdown second quarter, and the Wolfpack routed Central Michigan 48-14 on Saturday.

Thornton finished with 71 yards and his 29-yard scoring run came shortly before Dayes' 42-yard TD for N.C. State -- which scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams.

D.J. Green returned an interception 37 yards for the first score and Rashard Smith brought a punt back 67 yards for a TD to help N.C. State (3-1) build a 35-0 halftime lead.

Pete Thomas was 14 of 20 for 244 yards with a late 80-yard touchdown pass to Bryan Underwood. He also capped the Wolfpack's big second quarter by running eight yards for a score.

Cooper Rush threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Titus Davis on the first play of the fourth quarter for the Chippewas (1-4), but also was intercepted three times.

Maurice Shoemaker-Gilmore added a 38-yard touchdown run for Central Michigan -- the only Mid-American Conference team to beat new Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren during his successful two-year run at Northern Illinois.

But the Chippewas didn't advance further than the N.C. State 21 during the decisive first half. The Wolfpack finished by outrushing Central Michigan 239-94 and holding a 483-259 advantage in total yardage.

Thornton, who was suspended for the season opener following an offseason arrest, wasn't listed on the two-deep roster issued earlier in the week by coach Dave Doeren.

Still, he entered as the Wolfpack's most efficient rusher this season, taking his only carry of the year 21 yards for a touchdown against Clemson last week.

This time, his scoring burst up the middle with 11:08 left in the half started N.C. State's big second quarter and put the Wolfpack up 14-0.

Dayes then capped the Wolfpack's next drive with his long scoring run -- and at that point, they outrushed the Chippewas 174-3.

The Wolfpack's other touchdown in the return game came on Central Michigan's first possession after Dayes' touchdown.

Smith fielded Richie Hogan's punt at his own 33 and broke first toward the right sideline, then back across the field for the touchdown.

That gave the Wolfpack TDs in all three phases in the same game for the first time since a victory over Liberty in 2011, according to STATS.

Thomas then scored on a keeper with 3:46 left in the half to cap the Wolfpack's 28-point second quarter and put them up 35-0.

Green got things started for N.C. State with the team's first interception of the season on Central Michigan's second play from scrimmage, leaping to snag Rush's throw and running untouched into the end zone.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CMU
NCST
1st Downs1319
Total Yards259483
Passing165244
Rushing94239
Penalties4-276-45
3rd Down Conversions2-127-17
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers31
Possession26:1333:47

Passing Leaders

Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rush16/371654.513
North Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thomas14/2024412.211

Rushing Leaders

Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Shoemaker-Gilmore56312.6138
Garland5275.4016
North Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thornton13715.5129
Underwood34214.0018

Receiving Leaders

Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis58016.0122
Butler33210.7013
North Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Underwood514829.6180
Smith33913.0025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCMUNCST
TD12:16D.J. Green 37 Yd Interception Return (Niklas Sade Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERCMUNCST
TD11:08Shadrach Thornton 29 Yd Run (Niklas Sade Kick) 014
TD08:53Matt Dayes 42 Yd Run (Niklas Sade Kick) 021
TD06:54Rashard Smith 67 Yd Punt Return (Niklas Sade Kick) 028
TD03:46Pete Thomas 8 Yd Run (Niklas Sade Kick) 035
THIRD QUARTERCMUNCST
FG03:55Niklas Sade 46 Yd 038
FOURTH QUARTERCMUNCST
TD14:56Titus Davis 13 Yd Pass From Cooper Rush (Ron Coluzzi Kick) 738
TD11:42Maurice Shoemaker-Gilmore 38 Yd Run (Ron Coluzzi Kick) 1438
TD09:28Bryan Underwood 80 Yd Pass From Pete Thomas (Niklas Sade Kick) 1445
FG06:37Niklas Sade 34 Yd 1448