Thanks to quarterback Mike Glennon’s early hot hand, N.C. State's football team raced to a 28-0 halftime lead over South Alabama on Saturday night in Carter-Finley Stadium.
After a 35-21 loss to Tennessee and a 10-7 win at Connecticut in its first two games, State had little trouble establishing a productive passing game against South Alabama. The Jaguars had lost to Texas-San Antonio (33-31) in their opener and then picked up a win oveer Nicholls State (9-3).
Glennon completed 11 of his first 12 passes for 127 yards, including scoring strikes of 33 yards to Rashard Smith and 45 yards to Bryan Underwood. Later he connected with Quinton Payton on a 13-yard score.
At the half, Glennon was 16-for-22 for 179 yards.
In addition to Glennon’s impressive work, State defensive back David Amerson came up with a pass interception _ the 15th of his career. State added on a 11-yard touchdown run by Durham's Tony Creecy.
State running back Mustafa Greene, who led the team in rushing during the first two games, was suspended. There was no immediate explanation from the school about Greene's situation. He had 104 yards on 28 carries previously.