After driving to midfield, the Wolfpack gave away the ball for only the third time all year. Brad Jefferson sacked Russell Wilson after State’s left tackle opted to block Steven Sylvester, with defensive tackle Logan Walls falling on the ball. Tech then went three-and-out.
The Jacket defense responded in kind, after Izaan Cross, last week’s ACC Defensive Player of the Week, opened the next drive with another sack. Anthony Egbuniwe stuffed a read option keeper by Wilson on third and short.
(The Grohfense hasn’t done much to improve run defense, but the pass rush hasn’t missed Derrick Morgan all that much so far.)
After a short punt, Tech has the ball again on its own 29.