With a rested roster and coming off a major upset win in its most recent game, the North Carolina State Wolfpack leads 10-3 over the Maryland Terrapins going into halftime Saturday afternoon. N.C. State beat then-No. 3 Florida State 17-16 the last time it took the field, back on Oct. 6.
The Maryland defense looked stout early as the Wolfpack struggled to move the chains, but things came together early in the second quarter for a five-play, 75-yard drive, culminating with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Mike Glennon to fullback Logan Winkles.
The Terrapins have struggled to move the ball on the ground so far, averaging just 2.1 yards per carry, but the passing offense has kept the team afloat. Quarterback Perry Hills has completed 12-of-20 passes for 159 yards, including six passes to Stefan Diggs for 61 yards and a 47-yard strike to Marcus Leak.
Hills did nearly make a major mistake in the last minute, though, throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown before being overturned due to a block-in-the-back penalty. That was prior to a major hit on Hills that knocked him out of the game, leaving it unlikely that he'll return for the second half.