Monday, October 8, 2012
NC State is national team of the week
By Andrea Adelson
NC State was selected as the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week following its stirring 17-16 upset victory over No. 3 Florida State.
The Wolfpack (4-2) made the most of a blocked punt with 2:27 left, which gave them possession at the Florida State 43. Mike Glennon connected on two fourth-down passes on the winning drive. The second went to Bryan Underwood for a 2-yard touchdown with 16 seconds left. Niklas Sade made the extra point to win the game.
Florida State was the highest-ranked opponent NC State has defeated since beating the No. 2 Seminoles 24-7 in 1998.
The Football Writers Association of America has named a national team of the week since the 2002 season. This is the eighth season that the award has been sponsored by the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
For those interested, the NC State-Florida State game will re-air tonight at 8:30 on ESPNU.