NC State defense sets the tone

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The hype has gone to Florida State's defense, and deservedly so, but it was NC State's defense that set the tone here in the first quarter and gave the Pack a short field to work with.

The result was a 7-0 lead. Quarterback Russell Wilson looks remarkably calm and composed. He's making use of his tight end, George Bryan, and running back James Washington. NC State's ability to run the ball early has opened some things up in the passing game. It was a nearly flawless opening drive for NC State.