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Wolfpack escaped over Hokies with one-point win 22-21

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 24 North Carolina State Wolfpack escaped with a one-point win over the Virginia Tech Hokies. The Wolfpack won 22-21 over the Hokies at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raeligh, North Carolina.

With the win, the Wolfpack improved to 6-2 on the season. They are now 2-2 in conference play.

North Carolina State Wolfpack quarterback MJ Morris attempts to throw the football against the Virginia Tech Hokies
MJ Morris attempts to throw the football against the Virginia Tech Hokies (Photo by North Carolina State Wolfpack Football/Instagram)

The Wolfpack bounced back following a loss in their last game to the Syracuse Orange.

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The loss dropped the Hokies to 2-6 overall. Virginia Tech is now 1-4 in conference play.

The Hokies have now dropped five straight games. They have not won a game since a 27-7 win over the Wofford Terriers on September 17th.

Wolfpack quarterback MJ Morris went 20 of 29 for 265 yards. He also had three touchdown passes.

Jordan Houston had nine carries for 31 yards. Thayer Thomas had 10 receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns.

Hokies quarterback Grant Wells went 11 of 22 for 243 yards. He had one touchdown pass.

Malachi Thomas had nine carries for 21 yards. Kaleb Smith had three receptions for 141 yards and one touchdown.

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The Hokies scored 21 points in the second half. However, the Wolfpack’s 19 points in the final two quarters were able to help them win by one point.

Morris hit Thomas for a 35-yard touchdown reception. Morris also connected with Thomas for an 18-yard touchdown reception.

Morris also hit Trent Pennix for a seven-yard touchdown reception. The two-point conversion attempts following the second Thomas touchdown and the Pennix touchdowns failed.

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Wells scored two rushing touchdowns. He scored on a four-yard rushing touchdown. He also scored on a 20-yard rushing touchdown.

Wells also hit Smith for an 85-yard touchdown reception.

The Wolfpack led 3-0 at halftime. Christopher Dunn made a 35-yard field goal.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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