WATCH: NC State scores touchdown on blocked punt
NC State needed a momentum swing, and it got one.
While tied with East Carolina in the first half on Saturday afternoon, the Wolfpack took the lead on a blocked punt that they were able to return for a touchdown.
Here’s the play:
BLOCKED PUNT for Wolfpack TD!
— ACC Football (@ACCFootball) September 3, 2022
That’s Josiah Provillion on the block and Sean Brown with the recovery and touchdown.
NC State fell behind 7-0 after the offense went 3-and-out on its first drive. Quarterback Devin Leary started just 3-of-7, but quickly rebounded with a touchdown pass to Thayer Thomas.
NC State is 1-5 all-time in Greenville with one of those losses coming during the Dave Doeren era. The Wolfpack can’t afford a loss today as they’ve entered the season with College Football Playoff aspirations.
The Wolfpack entered this game as a 12-point favorite.