NC State Rolls Past Western Carolina, 48-7

Sept. 4, 2010

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  • RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Russell Wilson passed for 306 yards and four touchdowns to help North Carolina State defeat Western Carolina 48-7 on Saturday night.

    Wilson completed 21 of 31 passes, engineering seven consecutive scoring drives as the Wolfpack won their season opener for the first time in four tries under coach Tom O'Brien.

    NC State, which scored three points in its previous two season openers combined, enjoyed its highest scoring output in a first game since a 59-20 win over Western Carolina in 2003.

    T.J. Graham posted career highs with six receptions for 96 yards and two touchdowns--all in the first half--for the Wolfpack.

    Western Carolina dropped to 0-26 all time against current members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Catamounts went 87 yards on 10 plays to score a touchdown on the game's first possession, but amassed just 102 yards on 39 plays the rest of the game.