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Louisiana Tech Falls 40-14 to Wolfpack - Recap

Louisiana Tech couldn't hang with the Wolfpack on Saturday as North Carolina State blasted the Bulldogs 40-14 in Week 1 action at Carter-Finley Stadium.

North Carolina State won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 14-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 61.5.

Pete Thomas completed 15 of 27 pass attempts for 212 yards for the Wolfpack in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Bulldogs defense.

Kenneth Dixon rushed for 118 yards for Louisiana Tech, while Tevin King added 19 yards. Scotty Young threw for 178 yards for the Bulldogs, while receivers Sterling Griffin and Hunter Lee had 52 and 40 yards respectively.

North Carolina State outgained Louisiana Tech 542-321 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 27-16 by the Wolfpack.

The time of possession battle favored North Carolina State as their offense was on the field for 40:45, longer than the 19:15 of their opponents.

North Carolina State heads into a Week 2 battle against Richmond. Louisiana Tech, meanwhile, will have their next action against Lamar.