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Western Carolina vs North Carolina State Recap - Wolfpack Win 48-7

Western Carolina vs North Carolina State Recap - Wolfpack Win 48-7

Russell Wilson threw for 306 yards to lead the Wolfpack over Western Carolina 48-7 on Saturday in Week 1 action at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Wolfpack were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 32.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 54.5.

Dean Haynes rushed for 69 yards, while Mustafa Greene added 35 yards in the win. T.J. Graham and Owen Spencer added 96 and 92 receiving yards respectively.

Michael Johnson rushed for 77 yards for Western Carolina, while Nate Harris added 11 yards. Zack Jaynes threw for 57 yards for the Catamounts, while receivers Deja Alexander and Chris Everett had 35 and 22 yards respectively.

Western Carolina was outgained by North Carolina State 480-189 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 25-9 by the Wolfpack.

Western Carolina lost the time of possession battle 31:20/28:40, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.