Watch: N.C. State RB racks up 144 yards, 2 TDs on first 3 carries

N.C. State running back Matt Dayes tallied 144 yards and two touchdowns on his first three attempts against Wake Forest on Saturday.
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N.C. State running back Matt Dayes galloped out of the gate against Wake Forest on Saturday as he rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns on his first three attempts of the game.

Dayes broke free for an 85-yard TD run, the fifth-longest in school history, to hand the Wolfpack a 14-0 lead.

 

Later in the quarter, Dayes would strike again when he dashed 57 yards to extend the advantage to 28-0.

N.C. State (5-2, 1-2 ACC) would go on to top Wake Forest (3-5 1-4 ACC), 35-17, as Dayes ended the day rushing 16 times for 205 yards and two touchdowns.