N. Carolina St. 20, Wake Forest 15
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Terry Jordan came back from two lost fumbles and an interception in the first half to throw a third-quarter touchdown pass in his first collegiate start Saturday as North Carolina State took a 20-15 victory over Wake Forest in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Jordan, a sophomore, stared in place of junior Charles Davenport, who was sidelined with a bruised shoulder. Jordan made up for his early problems by hitting Reggie Lawrence on a 33-yard scoring play with 7:19 left for a 17-12 edge.
The touchdown came one play after his scoring pass to William Turner was called back because of a holding penalty.
The drive was the result of one of two Wake Forest turnovers in the second half. The other turnover led to Damon Hartman’s 29-yard field goal with 3:35 left in the period.
Dave Behrmann kicked a 32-yard field goal for Wake Forest with 2:15 remaining. The Demon Deacons recovered the onside kick before it went the required 10 yards, and the Wolfpack (2-1, 1-1) retained possession and ran out the clock.
Jordan’s problems with ballhandling were part of an epidemic. The Wolfpack committed four turnovers in the first quarter alone and finished with five. The Demon Deacons (1-2, 0-1) picked up two points from the Wolfpack offense when punter Preston Poag watched a snap sail over his head and out of the end zone. Behrmann had a 40-yard field goal late in the first quarter after the first of Jordan’s fumbles.
George Coghill intercepted Jordan on the first play of the second half and Wake Forest went 60 yards to score on Anthony Williams’ 1-yard dive with 11:44 left in the period to give the Demon Deacons a 12-10 lead.
After its first quarter headaches, the N.C. State offense ground out two drives in the second quarter and took a 10-5 halftime lead on an Aubrey Shaw touchdown dive and Damon Hartman’s 37-yard field goal with 1:12 left in the first half.