RALEIGH, N.C. ̵
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NC State will be left without 11 scholarship players for the fifth game of the season against Duke. Senior cornerback Chris Ingram, who has yet to play in 2020, remains out, while the junior cornerback partner Teshaun Smith and second year security Rakeim Ashford I’m out for the season with shoulder injuries. R.security freshman edshirt Khalid Martin it is also inactive for the second consecutive week. To see a complete rundown of inactive for the Saturday Pack you can click here.
– Chase Brice fakes the handover and keeps it off the right edge. It takes 9 yards for 2nd and 1. Pack fills the run in the next play, 3rd and 2nd coming for Duke from his 29th. NC State fills the run again and Duke will choose to bet 4th and 1st from his 30s.
– The person is padded for a 3-yard loss, then takes back 2 in the next play. NC State with a 3rd and an 11 on the way. Zonovan Knight comes into play in the backfield. Leary’s switch to Devin Carter is incomplete. Trenton Gill coming out for a punt from Duke 44. Duke blocks the punt and takes it back for a touchdown. The Blue Devils lead 7-0 with 9:51 left in the first quarter.
– After a blindside block has been called against the NC State on the return, the Pack will start from its 15-yard line. Zonovan Knight rushes for three yards on the first play of the drive, then fumbles in the next play. Duke recovers, he will start at NC State 18.
– Chase Brice had Noah Gray wide open in the center in the end zone and knocked him over. 3rd and 10th arriving for Duke. Bring out the takeaway bone! Payton Wilson intercepts the passage of Chase Brice and NC State will start from their 11.
– Duke starts the journey on his own 14-yard line. Tanner Ingle blows up the rush to the first down, but Shyheim Battle called PI in the next play. Duke gets a first down at NC State 28. Chase Brice completes his first pass of the game going for a first down after two bad tackles from NC State. Payton Wilson and Isaiah Moore join forces for defeat to Chase Brice and NC State gets 3rd stop!
– NC State’s drive will start on its own 27. Leary’s pass to CJ Riley is intercepted after Riley falls to the ground. No flag thrown, Duke will take the place of his own 33.
– The targeted call is confirmed. Jakeen Harris has been sent off and Duke will have his next first down from NC State 35. Isaac Duffy is now in the game for Jakeen Harris. Duke Will Taylor’s center on the pitch. Isaac Duffy’s shots today in strong confidence in place of Jakeen Harris will be his first defensive shots of his career. Duke completes a pass for a short gain, but Devils asked for the block in the back. The first quarter will be extended for a final play, with Duke now dismissed for a 3rd and 18th by NC State 28. Chase Brice’s pass is incomplete. End of Q1: Duke 7, NC State 0.
Duke makes the FG from 46 yards and takes the lead 10-0 at 14:55 in the first half. Leary escapes the pressure, rolls out, throws it at Thayer Thomas, the pass is cleared from his hands and Emeka Emezie goes down with it. All in all, it’s a first down for NC State after a 15 yard catch in Pack 47. Leary finds Carter in the middle for a first down in the next play. First and 10 by Duke 30. Leary’s pass to Devin Carter is caught and pushed out of bounds at the 1-yd line. Jordan Houston gets the carry and hits him in the end zone for a 1 yard TD! Duke 10, NC State 7 with 10:44 left in the first half.
– Tanner Ingle makes the tackle after a 3 yard gain for Duke. I’m not exactly sure what the celebration was after that performance. Drake Thomas then closes the Duke RB for a defeat. Isaac Duffy gets his first tackle on the third down to force a punt. Meeting the kicker called NC State’s Delbert Mimms. It looked like he just made contact with the bettor’s big toe, but that’s a five-yard penalty and a first down. Chase Brice holds it for a 16-yard gain at NC state 8. 1st-and-Goal approaching for Duke. Huge missed tackle by NC State and Duke gets the touchdown on an 8-yard reception from Jake Bobo. PAT good. Duke leads 17-7 with 3:43 left in the first half.
– Devin Leary finds Emeka Emezie on the left side for a huge gain. Emezie’s 27-yard reception brings NC State to Duke 48 in one game. Leary leaves behind, climbs into the pocket to evade the bag and rushes for 1 yard. Fourth down, Leary tries to take Duke offside on the snap cadence, but without success. NC State calls a timeout with a 4th and 5th from Duke 43. Levi Jones with ANOTHER punt blocked and Max Fisher recovers for a touchdown. NC State now follows Duke, 17-14, 45 seconds left in the first half.
– Chase Brice finds Mataeo Durant for a big gain on two games in a row and Duke has the ball at NC state 36. Payton Wilson with a useless shot with Brice already going out of bounds. Brice was at the mercy, but she still didn’t need the shot. Penalty flags are thrown and Duke will get half the distance to the goal. Duke has it at NC State 14. Duke hits the FG and takes the lead 20-14 over the time.
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