NC State beats UNC in OT on Gallaspy’s 5th TD
Reggie Gallaspy II ran 1 yard in overtime for a touchdown, his schoolrecord-tying fifth TD, and North Carolina State beat North Carolina 34-28 on Saturday in a rivalry game marred by a fight in the end zone after it ended.
Gallaspy II rushed for a career-high 129 yards and scored on runs of 1, 4 and 34 yards before scoring the tying TD from 5 yards out in regulation. Ryan Finley was 16 of 28 for 200 yards for the Wolfpack (8-3, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Freshman Cade Fortin, whose only snap since Oct. 13 was a last-second heave two weeks ago against Duke, put North Carolina up 28-21 with a 1-yard touchdown run with 9:29 left. He finished 19 of 40 for 276 yards with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Beau Corrales, Javonte Williams had an 8-yard TD run and Freeman Jones kicked two field goals for the Tar Heels (2-9, 1-7).
But Jones was wide left on a 37-yarder in overtime. N.C. State then ran the ball on seven straight plays, capped by Gallaspy’s plunge into the end zone that ended it. Some pushing and shoving in the end zone after the winning score led to a quick but intense melee in which players from both teams were seen throwing punches.
Wake Forest 59, Duke 7: Cade Carney rushed for a career-high 223 yards and the visiting Deacons (6-6, 3-5) secured bowl eligibility for the third time in coach Dave Clawson’s five seasons at the school.
North Carolina State’s Reggie Gallaspy II scored five touchdowns in an overtime win against host North Carolina.