NC State holds off Maryland 20-18

NC State holds off Maryland 20-18
October 20, 2012, 7:22 pm
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Maryland wide receiver Marcus Leak (82) runs with the ball against North Carolina State safety Dontae Johnson (25) during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Mike Glennon directed a frantic drive to set up a 43-yard field goal by Niklas Sade with 32 seconds left, and North Carolina State overcame a valiant performance by Maryland backup quarterback Devin Burns in a 20-18 victory Saturday.

After Sade's kick, the Terrapins moved 60 yards in five plays behind third-string quarterback Caleb Rowe before a 33-yard field goal try by Brad Craddock hit the left upright with two seconds remaining.

The Wolfpack (5-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 18-17 and had no timeouts left upon getting the ball at their own 20 with 2:17 left. Glennon completed a 14-yard pass to Quintin Payton on a third-and-10 and pushed N.C. State into field-goal range with a 14-yard completion to Rashard Smith.

Burns replaced injured Perry Hills and nearly produced a stunning victory for Maryland (4-3, 2-1) against all odds in the first extensive action of his college career.