Scores

Final

Maryland 41

(7-5, 3-2 away)

NC State 21

(3-9, 3-5 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:30 PM ET, November 30, 2013

Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC

1 2 3 4 T
MD 17 17 7 041
NCST 7 7 7 021

Top Performers

Passing: C. Brown (MD) - 259 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Brown (MD) - 15 CAR, 138 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: R. Smith (NCST) - 6 REC, 67 YDS, 1 TD

CJ Brown's 5 TDs lead Terps past Wolfpack, 41-21

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- C.J. Brown ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more, and Maryland beat North Carolina State 41-21 on Saturday in its final Atlantic Coast Conference game.

Brown rushed for a season-high 138 yards with touchdowns of 49, 2 and 3 yards and was 13 of 25 for 259 yards passing with TDs of 53 yards to Nigel King and 27 to Albert Reid.

Maryland (7-5, 3-5) went up 34-7 by scoring on its first six possessions, and held on for its first seven-win season since 2010. The Terrapins are leaving the ACC for the Big Ten next season.

Brandon Mitchell ran 3 yards for a TD and finished 21 of 31 for 200 yards with a 3-yard score to Tyler Purvis and a 5-yarder to Rashard Smith.

The Wolfpack (3-9, 0-8) lost their eighth straight and haven't dropped this many in a row in the same year since 1959.

That's also the last N.C. State team to finish 0-for-the-ACC.

After taking a 7-0 lead on its opening possession, N.C. State netted zero total yards on its next five drives while making a series of blunders that Maryland had little trouble turning into points.

Brown became the first Terrapins player to rush for three touchdowns since D.J. Adams in the Military Bowl victory over East Carolina in 2010.

The Terps all but ended this one at halftime by reeling off 34 in a row. Brad Craddock kicked the first of his two 33-yard field goals before Brown's long TD pass to King, a Raleigh native who outjumped cornerback Jack Tocho, who had him blanketed.

Brown then ran 49 yards through the heart of N.C. State's defense to make it 17-7 with 2:42 left in the first quarter.

Then, a snap that sailed over the head of N.C. State punter Wil Baumann's head for a 21-yard loss gave Maryland a short field at the Wolfpack 14 and set up a Craddock field goal.

Baumann shanked his next punt 24 yards and -- after Terps tight end Dave Stinebaugh inexplicably beat four N.C. State players to his teammate's fumble at the Wolfpack 4 -- Brown added his short TD run to make it 27-7 with just under 9 minutes before halftime.

Brown then tacked on his third scoring run to make it 34-7 with 3:23 left in the half.

By that point, N.C. State's short-lived lead -- on Mitchell's flip to Purvis on a fourth-and-inches -- was merely a distant memory.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MD
NCST
1st Downs1824
Total Yards432351
Passing259200
Rushing173151
Penalties4-344-40
3rd Down Conversions7-136-17
4th Down Conversions0-02-6
Turnovers10
Possession27:4832:12

Passing Leaders

MarylandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown13/2525910.420
North Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mitchell21/312006.520

Rushing Leaders

MarylandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown151389.2349
Ross18311.707
North Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thornton18965.3015
Mitchell30722.4113

Receiving Leaders

MarylandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Etta-Tawo410125.3044
Jacobs66811.3023
North Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith66711.2136
Payton15454.0054

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMDNCST
TD10:54Tyler Purvis 3 Yd Pass From Brandon Mitchell (Niklas Sade Kick) 07
FG07:37Brad Craddock 33 Yd 37
TD05:03Nigel King 53 Yd Pass From C.J. Brown (Brad Craddock Kick) 107
TD02:42C.J. Brown 49 Yd Run (Brad Craddock Kick) 177
SECOND QUARTERMDNCST
FG14:05Brad Craddock 33 Yd 207
TD08:59C.J. Brown 2 Yd Run (Brad Craddock Kick) 277
TD03:23C.J. Brown 3 Yd Run (Brad Craddock Kick) 347
TD01:18Rashard Smith 5 Yd Pass From Brandon Mitchell (Niklas Sade Kick) 3414
THIRD QUARTERMDNCST
TD13:45Albert Reid 27 Yd Pass From C.J. Brown (Brad Craddock Kick) 4114
TD11:58Brandon Mitchell 3 Yd Run (Niklas Sade Kick) 4121