2011 Belk Bowl

I will not be posting a Sugar Bowl report. I will be on my way to Orlando. Those of you who need a reminder of what happened in that game can just go HERE

NC State 31, Louisville 24

December 27, 2011 | Charlotte, N.C. (58,427)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NC State's Mike Glennon threw for

264 yards and three touchdowns and David Amerson

returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown as

North Carolina State defeated Louisville 31-24 in the

Belk Bowl.

Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, who threw for 274 yards

and two touchdowns and ran for another, nearly brought

the Cardinals back from a 21-point deficit, but his final

heave on fourth-and-23 was picked off by Amerson with

41 seconds left.

Bridgewater threw a pair of 2-yard touchdown passes to

close the gap to 31-24 with 3:55 left in the game.

With his team trailing down 24, Louisville coach Charlie

Strong started to gamble.

Strong called for a fake punt after the Cardinals’ next

drive stalled and Preston Brown, the up back on the punt

team, took a direct snap from center and raced 32 yards

for a first down. That set up a 2-yard touchdown pass from

Bridgewater to tight end Nate Nord in the back corner of

the end zone.

Bridgewater added another 2-yard touchdown pass to

Josh Bellamy but it wasn’t enough.

1 2 3 4 F

Louisville 7 3 7 7 24

NC State 7 14 10 0 31

Scoring Summary

NCS — Glennon 6-yd pass to Graham (Sade kick)

LOU — Bridgewater 8-yd run (Philpott kick)

LOU — Philpott 32-yd field goal, 7-48-3:40

NCS — Glennon 35-yd pass to Palmer, (Sade kick)

NCS — Glennon 68-yd pass to Graham (Sade kick)

NCS — Sade 34-yd field goal

NCS — Amerson 65-yd interception return (Sade kick)

LOU — Bridgewater 2-yd pass to Nord (Philpott kick)

LOU — Bridgewater 2-yd pass to Bellamy (Philpott kick)

Category UL NCS

First Downs 18 19

Rushes-Yards 35-117 28-65

Passing Yards 274 264

Passes C-A-I 24-43-3 21-33-1

Plays-Yards 78-391 61-329

Fumbles - Lost 2-0 3-2

Penalties -Yards 4-52 8-47

Possession Time 31:50 28:10

3rd Down Conversions 7-17 5-12

4th Down Conversions 1-4 0-3

Red Zone 4-4 2-2

Sacks By 1-6 5-33

Individual Statistics

Rushing: (LOU) Victor Anderson 15-61-0,

Dominique Brown 9-51-0, Preston Brown 1-37-0,

Jeremy Wright 1-(-3)-0, Teddy Bridgewater 9-(-29)-1.

(NCS) James Washington 14-45-0, Curtis Underwood


Passing: (LOU) Teddy Bridgewater 24-43-3-274-2. (NCS)

Mike Glennon 21-33-1-264-3.

Receiving: (LOU) Eli Rogers 7-54-0, Josh Bellamy

5-98-1, Victor Anderson 3-48-0, Scott Radcliff 3-18-0,

Dominique Brown 2-3-0, Josh Chichester 1-28-0,

DeVante Parker 1-15-0, Andrell Smith 1-8-0, Nate Nord

1-2-1. (NCS) T.J. Graham 7-116-2, Jay Smith 4-44-0,

George Bryan 3-29-0, James Washington 3-15-0,

Tobais Palmer 2-48-1

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