NC State's Jacoby Brissett out-duels UNC's Mitch Trubisky on Thursday Night Football
Former NC State quarterback Jacoby Brissett led his Cleveland Browns to a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night Football.
Brissett out-dueled North Carolina alum Mitch Trubisky en route to the 29-17 victory. Brissett completed 21-of-31 passes for 221 yards, 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.
Here’s one of his touchdown passes to tight end David Njoku:
Jacoby Brissett throwing darts out there 🎯
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 23, 2022
Meanwhile, Trubisky struggled in his third consecutive start for the Steelers. He threw for 207 yards on 32 attempts and did not find the end zone in Cleveland. Pittsburgh scored just 3 points in the second half, squandering a 14-13 halftime lead.
Through 3 games, Brissett is completing 66.3% of his passes and has thrown for 596 yards, 4 touchdowns and just 1 interception. The Browns are 2-1 on the year.
The Brissett-Trubisky meeting was an interesting extension of the NC State-UNC rivalry. The matchup comes just a few days after North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye took a jab at the Wolfpack. He later apologized.
North Carolina will host NC State on Nov. 25 to close out the regular season for both programs.