Seven Red Zone Scores Lead Pack Past Old Dominion




RALEIGH, N.C. - A perfect seven-for-seven performance in the red zone led the Wolfpack to a 49-22 win over Old Dominion Saturday night at Carter-Finley Stadium. Quarterbacks Ryan Finley (three TD passes) and Jalan McClendon (two TD rushes, one TD pass) combined for six of the Pack's seven scores on the night. NC State (2-1) defeated the Monarchs (1-2) for the third straight season, all by a combined score of 133-70.

WOLFPACK SPOTLIGHT DRIVE - 1st half
13 plays, 95 yards in 5:51 - Jalan McClendon 1-yd TD run

After holding ODU to a three-and-out on the game's first drive, the Pack took their first offensive drive 95 yards in 13 plays for the first TD of the day - a Jalan McClendon 1-yard TD run on third down. On the drive, Matthew Dayes had 70 yards (32 rush, 38 receiving), and QB Ryan Finley was 4-of-5 for 52 yards.

WOLFPACK SPOTLIGHT DRIVE - 2nd half
6 plays, 72 yards in 2:39 - Jalan McClendon 3-yd TD pass to Thaddeus Moss

After ODU scored a TD on its opening possession of the second half, NC State went 72 yards in six plays. Jalan McClendon threw his first TD pass of the season - 3 yards - to freshman TE Thaddeus Moss, also his first TD reception.

TOP WOLFPACK PERFORMANCES
• QB Ryan Finley
24-of-28 for 281 yards and 3 TDs

• QB Jalan McClendon
3-of-4 for 31 yards and 1 TD
2 rushes, f yards and 2 TDs

• RB Matthew Dayes
14 rushes for 71 yards
4 catches for 49 yards

• WR Stephen Louis
5 catches, 80 yards

• TE Jaylen Samuels
3 catches, 28 yards, 2 TDs

• DE Darian Roseboro
6 tackles, 3 sacks (5th-highest single-game total in school history, most since 2014)

NOTABLES
• NC State has now scored at least 40 points in six of its last nine home games dating back to 2014.

• To start his NC State career, QB Ryan Finley has completed 61-of-80 (76.3%) passes for six touchdowns and no interceptions.

• Before coming in to play QB midway through the fourth quarter, back-up QB Jalan McClendon scored a touchdown on all three of his first three snaps of the game - his first career TDs. In the first half, McClendon scored a pair of rushing TDs (1 and 3 yards), and in the third quarter he threw his first career TD pass.

• After a team-high five receptions tonight, WR Stephen Louis has eight catches for 222 yards over the last two games.

UP NEXT
The Pack has its bye week next weekend. NC State returns to action on Oct. 1, hosting Wake Forest in the first ACC contest of the season.