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November 6, 2012

WFU-NCSU Capsule

Game Day
Line: N.C. State by 8 1/2
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Raleigh, N.C. - Carter-Finley Stadium (57,583)
TV: RSN (Watch Online | TV Affiliates)
Announcers: Rich Waltz (play-by-play), Keith Jones (color analyst) & Jenn Hildreth (sideline)
Radio: Wake Forest Sports Network; SiriusXM (Sirius 132, XM 191)
Announcers: Stan Cotten (play-by-play), Dave Goren (color analyst) & Michael Hoag (sideline)
Weather: Raleigh Forecast

N.C. State At A Glance
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Nickname: Wolfpack
Colors: Red & White
Conference: ACC
Stadium: Carter-Finley Stadium (57,583)
Surface: Natural Grass
2011 Record: 8-5 (4-4)
2012 Record: 5-4 (2-3)
More on the Wolfpack: Schedule - Statistics - Roster - Message Boards - The Wolfpacker - Official Site

Last Game
N.C. State: The visiting Cavaliers forced five NC State turnovers and recorded six quarterback sacks while snapping a six-game losing streak on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C. One of the biggest sacks came from DT Will Hill, who dropped Wolfpack QB Mike Glennon for a safety. The Wolfpack avoided its first home shutout since 2007 with 6:30 remaining in the game, when Glennon fired a 2-yard touchdown pass to TE Mario Carter. Final Score: Virginia 33, N.C. State 6

Wake Forest: WR Michael Campanaro, back in full stride after a midseason hand injury that forced him to the sidelines for two full games, tied an ACC record and set a Wake Forest school mark with 16 receptions as the Demon Deacons improved their hopes of a bowl bid with a win over the visiting Eagles at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem. Deacon RB Josh Harris added a 23-yard scoring run. Wake Forest junior QB quarterback Tanner Price completed 39-of-57 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns. The completions and attempts were both career-highs and are also highs by an ACC player this season. Defensively, Wake Forest came up with five turnovers to stifle the Eagles. Final Score: Wake Forest 28, Boston College 14

N.C. State-Wake Forest Series
Wake Forest heads to Raleigh for a key ACC Atlantic showdown with the Wolfpack. The Pack holds a 62-37-6 lead over Wake Forest in the all-time series. Since the Deacons' win in 1984 at Carter-Finley, Wake is just 1-12 in Raleigh with its lone triumph coming in 2006. Despite the struggles in Raleigh, the Deacons have won six of the last nine meetings in the series.

Top 25 Rankings
N.C. State: AP: NR USA Today: NR
Wake Forest: AP: NR USA Today: NR

Coaches
N.C. State: Tom O'Brien (38-34 at NCSU; 113-79 Overall)
Wake Forest: Jim Grobe (73-71 at WFU; 106-104-1 Overall)

N.C. State-Wake Forest Notes
NCSU: NC State junior CB David Amerson (17 career interceptions) led the nation in interceptions last year. Amerson leads the nation among active players in career interceptions and is tied for 4th on the ACC career list. Clemson's Rashard Hall, who has 13 career picks, is tied for 4th nationally among active players.

NCSU: The Wolfpack, which is tied for the ACC lead and is tied for 16th nationally in sacks, has gotten to the opposing quarterback 13 times in the last four games.

NCSU: The Wolfpack has given up 97 points in the first quarter in 2012, 120 points in the other three quarters combined. On average, the opposition is scoring 10.7 points in the first quarter and then just 13.3 in the last three periods combined.

NCSU/WFU: Saturday's meeting between Wake Forest and NC State extends the longest, continuous series in the ACC as the two rivals have met every year since 1910, or 102 consecutive years. This week's game marks the 106th meeting of the two Atlantic Division schools in a series which began in Raleigh in 1895 and resulted in a 4-4 tie.

NCSU: State's Mike Glennon is the only quarterback in the ACC to have accounted for all of his team's passing yards this season. One of just four in the BCS.

WFU: Junior WR Michael Campanaro tied an ACC single-game record held by four others when he caught 16 passes for 123 yards against Boston College.

WFU: Junior QB Tanner Price completed 39-of-57 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns against Boston College. The 39 completions and 57 attempts were both career-highs and are also highs by an ACC player this season

WFU: Cornerback Kevin Johnson recorded his third interception of the season and also had a pair of pass breakups. He is tied for the lead in the ACC with 11 pass breakups this season.

WFU: After allowing just 12 yards on the ground to BC last week, the Deacon defense has given up an average of just 53.5 yards rushing per game in the last four games.

Team notes courtesy of the ACC, N.C. State & Wake Forest Athletic Communications



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