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FOOTBALL

Offense not enough to secure first ACC win Volleyball drops two home matches

Saturday in Tallahassee, the Wolfpack rolled up 538 yards of total offense and 42 points in a losing effort, falling to the Seminoles 4542. The defense surrendered 555 yards and 45 points, and State lost for the fourth week in a row despite a 349 passing yards and a career high five-touchdown effort by redshirt sophomore quarterback Russell Wilson. The Pack fell after taking its first lead of the game at 42-38 on redshirt junior wide receiver Jarvis Williams’ five-yard touchdown catch with 3:50 left. Williams had a career game catching three touchdown passes. The Noles responded with a 66-yard drive that gave them back the lead at 45-42 with 1:36 remaining in regulation. With two timeouts and more than a minute on the clock, the offense seemed to have a good chance to tie the game. Overtime looked even more likely, after Wil-

Source: N.C. State Athletics

Homecoming game time set The Pack will once again be playing during the day this weekend when it takes on the Maryland Terrapins. The game time is set for 1 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN360.com. Source: N.C. State Athletics

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Staff Report

The volleyball team lost two matches at home over the weekend. The Pack dropped its first match of the weekend to Clemson, then lost to Georgia Tech Saturday night. The team failed to win a set in either match, losing both matches 3-0.

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Today Women’s Basketball vs. North Greenville (Exh.) Reynolds Coliseum, 7 p.m. Tuesday Men’s Soccer vs. Presbyterian Dail Soccer Field, 7 p.m. Volleyball at North Carolina Chapel Hill, 7 p.m.

Saturday Rifle at SEARC #4 Dahlonega, Ga., all day Women’s Tennis at University of North Carolina Invitational, Day Two Chapel Hill, all day

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son and the offense moved the ball to the Florida State 43 with 31 seconds left. Needing just 18 yards to be in position for redshirt junior kicker Josh Czajkowski to attempt to tie his career-best 42-yard field goal, the offense imploded. Heav y pressure forced a screen pass to redshirt junior Jamelle Eugene, who was thrown for a loss of one yard. After the final timeout stopped the clock following Eugene’s catch in his own backfield, the game was all but sealed on a sack by Mister Alexander on the next play, second and 11 from the Seminole 44-yardline.

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Justin Byers, redshirt sophomore and safety, runs the ball against Gardner-Webb, Sept. 19.

The sack put Wilson and the offense in desperation mode for the game’s final play. Facing fourth and 17 from midfield with five seconds left, Florida State intercepted the Hail Mary pass to end the shootout. The defense struggled three weeks ago in the conference opener against Wake Forest and has not improved in the subsequent weeks, giving up

an average of 44 points a game in conference play. In its most recent debacle, it allowed FSU to gain 278 yards rushing on just 33 carries. The defense not only allowed 8.4 yards per carry on the ground, it also gave up 277 yards passing to Seminole quarterback Christian Ponder. With four games to go, for the second year in a row, N.C. State is 0-4 in the ACC. The

possibility of bowl eligibility remains, but the team will have to win all four of its final games to go to a bowl game for the second year in a row. With all but one of the four remaining games to be played at CarterFinley, the Pack will have the opportunity to do so in front of its home fans.

Pack upset by Clemson

The men’s cross-country team won the ACC championship this weekend as it edged two-time defending champion Virginia. The event was an 8K race held at Wake Med Soccer and Cross Country Complex. The Pack had six runners in the top 23, including senior John Martinez and sophomore Ryan Hill, who placed third and forth overall. The Pack credits its win to the fact it ran the race it wanted and executed the strategy for the race to perfection. “We were the better team yesterday. I think we ran and executed the race strategy perfectly,” Martinez said. “We capitalized on Virginia’s errors and I think

Volleyball vs. Virginia Tech Reynolds Coliseum, 7 p.m.

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Pack races to ACC Championship Deputy Sports Editor

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Men’s Basketball vs. St. Paul’s College (Exh.) Reynolds Coliseum, 7 p.m.

Smallest attendance at Doak Campbell Stadium in 16 years

CROSS COUNTRY

Team beats out Virginia to take title

Thursday Women’s Tennis at ITA National Indoor Championships New Haven, Conn., all day

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Frustration boils over in 1-0 State loss Ely Yarbrough

we just ran a better race.” Martinez, Hill and redshirtfreshman Patrick Campbell, who finished eighth, all earned All-ACC honors by finishing in the top 14. “It is great. It was one of my goals at the beginning of the year to get All-ACC,” Campbell said. “I also set goals for my entire career here and one of the things I wanted to achieve was multiple times being AllConference in cross country. So it was great to start off my freshman year running well.” The race went exactly as the Pack planned with Virginia taking an early lead at the beginning of the race. But with just half of a mile left, it was a four-man race with two Virginia runners and two Pack runners, Martinez and Hill. “The race started pretty much how we expected it to start. Virginia took off and that was what we were anticipating,” Martinez said. “We ended up

The visiting Clemson Tigers upset the Wolfpack by means of a late goal this weekend, 1-0. The No. 13 ranked Pack was unable to manage a score and the Tigers capitalized on a rebound to score the game’s only goal. Missed opportunities plagued both the Pack (114-1, 2-4-1 ACC) and the Clemson Tigers (4-10-1, 2-5 ACC) but the Tigers came away with the victory. “We had our opportunities and sometimes we didn’t settle. We rushed shots,” junior midfielder Chris Zuerner said. The play in the second half took on a much more physical style with both coaches getting upset at the referees for missing calls. The frustration peaked in

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Redshirt sophomore Kris Byrd looks for a teammate to pass the ball off to during Friday’s game against Clemson at Dail Soccer Field. The Pack was defeated by the Tigers 1-0.

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