RALEIGH, N.C. -- It looked like a forward pass, really it did. But NC State caught a break when officials ruled Christian Ponder fumbled, and Wolfpack quarterback Russell Wilson turned it into a 21-21 tie with his 20-yard rushing touchdown.
At the end of the first half, it seemed as if Ponder would be the difference in the game. Now, Wilson is taking over. Both look much better than they did in their previous games in which they had three turnovers each. But Wilson has been under more pressure Thursday night than Ponder. NC State started to change that when it sacked Ponder and forced him into that fumble.