First Big Game of the Season: NC State vs. Louisiana Tech

As we all know, Peace does not have a football team. But with such a great location, students have access to many universities with football teams: NC State, Shaw and St. Augustine are practically within walking distance to WPU.
NC State’s football game environment is very exciting, and was one to remember being that it was the first game of the season. State played Saturday, August 31 against Louisiana Tech.
After an early foot injury to starting quarterback Brandon Mitchell, second string quarterback Tony Creecy stepped up and scored the first 24 points which led to a very comfortable afternoon.
Freshman Matt Dayes ran for 84 yards and scored three touchdowns to help NC State defeat Louisiana Tech 40-14.
Kenneth Dixon ran for 118 yards and scored the first touchdown for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs who lost their first game under Coach Skip Holtz.
Holtz’ Bulldogs averaged 51 points and 578 yards last year under Sonny Dykes, California’s current coach.
The Bulldogs moved the football with very little huddle looks, but they kept making crushing mistakes that kept the Wolfpack firmly in control.
The biggest mistake came when Dixon (who ran for 1194 yards and an NCAA-freshman record 27 touchdowns last year), fumbled as he tried to cross the goal line late in the first quarter when the Wolfpack was already up by two touchdowns. Two possessions later, Tevin King lost a fumble as the Bulldogs pushed into the red zone.
On the defensive end, IK Enemkapli fumbled away an interception near the goal line which led Dayes’ to his second score and cost the Bulldogs the game.

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