CARTER-FINLEY STADIUM/RALEIGH N.C. State gets one of those perfect “football weather” days for its battle against Georgia Tech.
Sunny and 60 with a steady breeze and a tiny chance of rain.
The Wolfpack (2-2, 0-1 ACC) is badly in need of a victory, but will be a 10-point underdog against No. 21 Georgia Tech (4-0, 1-0). State beat the Yellow Jackets 45-28 last season in Atlanta, but that was then and this is now.
Tech is averaging 630.5 yards per game in its ground-oriented, physical option offense, and State has a beaten-up defense.
DE Jeff Rieskamp (shoulder) and LB Terrell Manning are among the headliners (knee) are the headliners of a long defensive injury list, while the Wolfpack is also missing leading rusher Curtis Underwood (knee).
Tech takes a big lead before the Wolfpack scores two touchdowns in the final 34 seconds, escaping with a 45-35 victory.