Mike Glennon is deadly with a short field. The NC State quarterback had three touchdown passes from inside the 25-yard line in the Wolfpack's 27-10 victory over Boston College. The Eagles didn't help themselves much, turning the ball over three times and failing to capitalize on NC State's early offensive struggles.
BC led 3-0 after a sluggish first quarter, but was quickly overmatched in the second quarter when Glennon's first touchdown went to Quintin Payton and Chase Rettig's last pass of the second half was returned for a touchdown. The Wolfpack never relinquished their 14-3 halftime lead.
Tobias Palmer caught seven passes on the day for 56 yards, including Glennon's final two touchdowns. Both occurred in the third quarter and put the game away for NC State.
The win brings the Wolfpack to 4-4 in the ACC and 7-5 overall. The loss closes out a disappointing season for Boston College, which only won one of eight conference games and just two overall on the season.
Box Score Hero: Glennon's three touchdowns give him 30 on the season, and has surpassed 3,600 yards on the season. Also, the Wolfpack went 6-9 on third down in the second half in large part because the passing game came alive.
Rankings Ramifications: The unranked NC State Wolfpack improved to 7-5, 4-4 in the ACC and will be bowl eligible. BC remains near the bottom of the ACC and will finish the season with just one conference win and two overall.
But Did They Cover? The Wolfpack sweated out a cover of the 14 points they were giving to the Eagles.
Next Week's Schedule: The season ends for BC, but NC State can look forward to bowl season and cross their fingers for Beef O'Brady's. Mmmmm.