Scores

Final

NC State 27

(1-1, 0-1 ACC)

Wake Forest 34

(1-1, 1-0 ACC)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:30 PM ET, September 10, 2011

BB&T FIELD, WINSTON-SALEM, NC

1 2 3 4 T
NCST 0 6 14 727
WAKE 10 10 14 034

Top Performers

Passing: M. Glennon (NCST) - 315 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Harris (WAKE) - 23 CAR, 96 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Graham (NCST) - 6 REC, 117 YDS, 1 TD

Danny Dembry, Tanner Price lead Wake Forest past NC State

Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Danny Dembry had two TDs and Tanner Price threw for 297 yards and a touchdown as Wake Forest held off North Carolina State 34-27 on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

Michael Campanaro also had five catches for 93 yards and a TD, adding a 40-yard score on an option pass to Dembry in his only attempt for the Demon Deacons (1-1). Wake Forest bounced back from last week's overtime loss to Syracuse with their fifth straight home win over the Wolfpack (1-1).

Price, who went 22 of 35 with one interception, hit Campanaro with a 31-yard TD pass in the first quarter for Wake's first score. Dembry had six receptions for 96 yards and one rush for a 10-yard TD.

Josh Harris added 96 rushing yards and a score, and Jimmy Newman made field goals of 32 and 37 yards for the Demon Deacons.

Mike Glennon had a career-high 315 yards passing and three touchdowns, all coming in the second half as the Wolfpack attempted to come back down 34-13.

The Wolfpack also had first-half field goals of 45 and 37 yards from Niklas Sade.

Price, who had 289 yards and three touchdowns against Syracuse last week, picked apart N.C. State's secondary in the first half with 223 yards on 17 of 25 passing. That helped stake the Demon Deacons to a 20-6 halftime lead.

Price completed his first eight passes Saturday, including Campanaro's 31-yard score, and a 19-yarder to Dembry on fourth-and-8 set up Newman's 32-yard field goal with 2:04 left in the first quarter.

N.C. State broke through early in the second quarter with Sade's 45-yard field goal with 14:13 remaining. But Price's 31-yard completion to Chris Givens on third-and-10 set up Wake Forest's next score, a 40-yard option pass from Campanaro to a wide-open Dembry with 13:02 left for a 17-3 lead.

Givens finished with 111 yards on six catches.

The Wolfpack made their furthest drive into Demon Deacons territory midway through the second quarter, moving to the 19-yard line before it stalled, leading to Sade's 37-yard field goal with 7:41 left.

Wake Forest's defense then came up big on N.C. State's next possession, stopping them at the Deacons' 32 on fourth-and-short with 2:44 remaining.

Price hit 5 of 9 passes in moving Wake Forest to the Wolfpack 12-yard line before the drive stalled. Newman then ended the first half with a 37-yard field goal for a 20-6 Wake Forest advantage.

Harris tacked on a 15-yard touchdown run and Dembry added his 10-yard reverse for a score late in the third quarter as the Demon Deacons pulled ahead 34-13.

But Glennon, who threw for 156 yards and a touchdown last week against Liberty in his first career start, got N.C. State on track in the second half.

Glennon, who hit George Bryan on a 19-yard yard TD for the Wolfpack's first touchdown in the third quarter, found Tobias Palmer on a 65-yard bomb later in the period, and hit T.J. Graham on a 63-yarder on fourth-and-10 with 5:34 remaining to pull N.C. State within a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NCST
WAKE
1st Downs1922
Total Yards424438
Passing315337
Rushing109101
Penalties4-334-42
3rd Down Conversions5-148-16
4th Down Conversions1-31-1
Turnovers11
Possession29:3530:25

Passing Leaders

North Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Glennon24/413157.731
Wake ForestC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Price22/352978.511

Rushing Leaders

North Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Underwood Jr.12564.7014
Washington13493.8017
Wake ForestCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris23964.2121
Givens11212.0012

Receiving Leaders

North Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Graham611719.5163
Palmer79613.7165
Wake ForestRECYDSAVGTDLG
Givens611118.5041
Dembry69616.0140

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNCSTWAKE
TD10:39Michael Campanaro 31 Yd Pass From Tanner Price (Jimmy Newman Kick) 07
FG02:04Jimmy Newman 32 Yd 010
SECOND QUARTERNCSTWAKE
FG14:13Niklas Sade 45 Yd 310
TD13:02Danny Dembry 40 Yd Pass From Michael Campanaro (Jimmy Newman Kick) 317
FG07:41Niklas Sade 37 Yd 617
FG00:00Jimmy Newman 37 Yd 620
THIRD QUARTERNCSTWAKE
TD08:35Josh Harris 15 Yd Run (Jimmy Newman Kick) 627
TD01:47George Bryan 19 Yd Pass From Mike Glennon (Niklas Sade Kick) 1327
TD00:27Danny Dembry 10 Yd Run (Jimmy Newman Kick) 1334
TD00:11Tobias Palmer 65 Yd Pass From Mike Glennon (Niklas Sade Kick) 2034
FOURTH QUARTERNCSTWAKE
TD05:34T.J. Graham 63 Yd Pass From Mike Glennon (Niklas Sade Kick) 2734