RALEIGH — There were the usual highlights for N.C. State in the Kay Yow Spring Game on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Mike Glennon made some nice throws and David Amerson had a sweet interception — off Glennon. History will note the Black team beat the White, 32-7 in front of a crowd of 24,797. More importantly, the game raised more than $26,000 for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
There are still several glitches to be worked out and polish to be added between now and Aug. 31, when the Wolfpack opens the season with Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff in Atlanta.
Perhaps the game's biggest star of Saturday's game was punter Wil Baumann. Glennon, and the first-team offense on the White team, struggled to move the ball against the Black, and the first-team defense.
Amerson's interception of Glennon, a beautiful diving catch in the second quarter after receiver Tobais Palmer slipped, set up a 40-yard field goal by Niklas Sade in the driving rain at the end of the first half to put the Black up 11-7.
Running back Tony Creecy scored on a 5-yard touchdown at 14:14 in the second quarter and defensive end Isaac Swindell sacked Brian Taylor in the end zone for a safety.
The White's only score came after a 74-yard hook-up between Glennon and tight end Asa Watson. Watson, a junior who redshirted last season, out-ran the Pack's starting secondary for about 60 yards before Amerson knocked him out at the 1. Two plays later, James Washington punched in a 1-yard TD.
Receiver Bryan Underwood set up the first offensive score of the second half with a 54-yard pass from quarterback Tyler Brosius to set up a 1-yard touchdown run by running back Milton Hall with 5:55 in the fourth quarter.
Safety Earl Wolff added a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown off of Taylor at 4:21 in the fourth quarter.