Belk Bowl 2011: N.C. State, Louisville Tied 7-7 After First Quarter

The N.C. State Wolfpack had all the momentum in the first quarter: they were up a touchdown, thanks to a scoring hookup between Mike Glennon and T.J. Graham, capitalizing on a turnover by Louisville's young quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater. Then they were backed up with third and long, committed a penalty to make it impossible to convert, their punter fumbled a snap and had his try blocked by the Cardinals.

That sequence would wake up any team, as Teddy Bridgewater had a gutty touchdown run to tie up the game, completing the momentum swing and ensuring a clean slate for the start of the second quarter. Bridgewater hasn't been at his best — he completed just one pass in the quarter — but he's been fun to watch, and took a huge hit as he crossed the pylon for his score.

Glennon is the Wolfpack's best offensive player, and he's acted like it thus far, going 7-11 for 67 yards and that touchdown. It's shaping up to be a good one in Charlotte.

For more college football, stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news coverage. And visit our many college football blogs. For more on the NC State Wolfpack visit SB Nation'sNC State blog On Backing The Pack. For more on the Louisville Cardinals visit SB Nation's Louisville blog Cards Chronicle.

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