RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State just needed to make sure it took care of business to give itself a chance to be in the mix for a conference championship.
The No. 25 Wolfpack found several ways to do that as Devin Leary threw for two touchdowns, Zonovan Knight returned a kickoff for a touchdown and N.C.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Beating Clemson was tough enough for North Carolina State. Getting refocused for a nonconference game a week later was another challenge.
“That was a monumental task,” coach Dave Doeren said.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Devin Leary threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as North Carolina State geared up for a key Atlantic Coast Conference clash by beating Furman 45-7 on Saturday night.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Last week, Lideatrick Griffin’s 70-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter sparked a 20-point comeback for Mississippi State in an eventual win over Louisiana Tech.
On Saturday against North Carolina State, Griffin made his presence felt a whole lot faster.
Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 2:
GAME OF THE WEEK
North Carolina State at Mississippi State. The Power Five matchup against a Southeastern Conference foe features two teams coming off big wins.