N.C. State Wins Champs Sports Bowl With Five Takeaways
And those were nearly the only two things that went right for the No. 22 Mountaineers, as N.C. State cruised to a 23-7 victory in the Champs Sports Bowl Tuesday evening.
Sure, West Virginia (9-4) hung with the Wolfpack in total yards and first downs, but also turned the ball over a whopping five times compared to zero by N.C. State. In what was expected to be a defensive battle, the turnovers were obviously a significant part of the difference. The team that took care of the football won going away.
Russell Wilson led N.C. State (9-4) on offense. The junior quarterback threw for 276 yards and two touchdowns. Jarvis Williams caught six passes for 77 yards and one of those scores.
Another star for the winning team was kicker Josh Czajkowski. He connected on three field goals, each at least 38 yards.