Former Irmo Star Greene Leads N.C. State

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Russell Wilson threw for 333 yards and

three touchdowns and North Carolina State beat Cincinnati 30-19 on

Thursday night to improve to 3-0 for the first time in eight years.

Jay Smith and Curtis Underwood Jr. had first-half touchdown

catches, and Mustafa Greene had a 31-yard scoring run that gave

N.C. State a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The Wolfpack led the

entire way behind Wilson and a defense that pressured Zach Collaros

much of the night.

Cincinnati (1-2) didn’t run a play inside the N.C. State 32

until the final minutes, but the Wolfpack had a big lead by that

point. Collaros connected with D.J. Woods twice for touchdowns, the

first from 68 yards late in the first half.

N.C. State is off to its best start since winning its first nine

games behind eventual NFL first-round draft pick Philip Rivers at

quarterback in 2002.