COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- It's only the first quarter, and big plays for the Pack have already become a trend. It appeared Maryland caught a break when a complete pass was overruled and NC State was backed up to third-and-13.
Quarterback Russell Wilson connected with Owen Spencer for an 18-yard gain and kept the scoring drive alive, giving NC State a 14-0 lead. On that drive, NC State had gains of 18, 21, 12 and 15 yards. Maryland's defense has had no answer for Wilson in this game, and hasn't gotten enough pressure on him. He's been sacked once, but has had time to make his throws. The one thing Maryland can't afford to do is give Wilson time to work. More big plays will follow.