The Wolfpacker

January 2013

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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■ pack pros counted most. Wilson completed half of his 10 passes in the final frame for 61 yards and the game-winning score as time expired. He also rushed twice for 11 yards and threw a ball to wide receiver Sidney Rice that drew a 32-yard pass interference call. Seattle faced a fourth-and-10 with eight seconds left, but Wilson found Golden Tate in the end zone for what was ruled as the go-ahead score as time expired, capping off a 46-yard drive that went the distance in just 46 seconds. Seahawks 24, Patriots 23 Seattle found itself down 23-10 with just more than nine minutes left in regulation at home against New England. Wilson, who finished with 293 yards and three touchdowns through the air, led the team on three drives that netted at least 50 yards in the final frame. Wilson was 5-of-9 passing for 116 yards with two scores in the fourth quarter, including a 51-yard completion to Tate when he was hammered after the play by Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes, who was flagged for unnecessary roughness. Wilson also had a nine-yard run, and the go-ahead score came with 1:18 left on the clock. After the defense held off the Patriots, Wilson took the field for two snaps from the victory formation. Seahawks 23, Bears 17 The two-score comeback against the Pats was impressive, but the quarterback's masterpiece so far was probably the week 13 triumph on the road. The biggest deficit the Seahawks faced in the second half was 14‑10, but the obstacles Wilson and his offense overcame were great. They possessed the ball just three times in the fourth quarter and overtime, but racked up 206 yards during that span against one of the league's best defenses. Wilson not only threw for 293 yards and two scores, but he rushed for 71 yards, a franchise record for quarterbacks. He completed the final seven passes he attempted, in addition to running for 47 yards on his team's final two possessions. In the fourth quarter and overtime, he was 10-of‑14 passing for 121 yards with two scores and rushed seven times for 66 yards. Wilson put the Seahawks on top with a 97-yard touchdown drive that began with just 3:40 left on the clock, but the Bears answered with a field goal to force extra time. Seattle received the ball in overtime, and Wilson immediately marched the team 80 yards down the field, securing the win with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Rice. ■ ■ Former Wolfpackers In The NFL Name Pos. Through Dec. 11 Years in NFL Current team Andre Brown RB 2 New York Giants Broke his fibula during the Giants' 38-10 win over Green Bay Nov. 25 … Despite logging just 73 carries in 10 games, he rushed for 385 yards (5.3 yards per attempt) and eight touchdowns, which was still tied for the eighthmost ground scores in the league … Was placed on recallable injured reserved, where he must stay for eight weeks … He could play in the Super Bowl if the team makes it that far. Audie Cole LB R Had seen action in five games, but has not recorded any statistics. Minnesota Vikings Jerricho Cotchery WR 8 Pittsburgh Steelers Fractured multiple ribs in the Steelers' 13-10 loss to Baltimore Nov. 18, but returned to action Dec. 2 … Had hauled in 11 passes for 136 yards. T.J. Graham WR R Buffalo Bills Had played in 12 games with eight starts, and recorded 24 receptions for 236 yards and a score. Leroy Harris OL 5 Tennessee Titans Was placed on injured reserve Nov. 7 with a partially torn ACL … Started the first eight games of the year. Steven Hauschka K 4 Seattle Seahawks Was tied for 21st in the league with 90 points scored … He had been accurate on 19 of 22 field goal attempts with a long of 52 and 33 of 34 point after tries. Nate Irving LB 1 Denver Broncos Had played in 12 games and notched 12 tackles with one pass defended. Markus Kuhn DT R New York Giants Appeared in each of the team's first 10 games with one start before he tore his ACL in the Giants' 31-13 loss at Cincinnati Nov. 11 … Finished his debut campaign with eight tackles and four passes defended. Ted Larsen OL 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Started the first four games of the season at guard, came off the bench in three contests and then started the next six tilts at center. Manny Lawson LB 6 Cincinnati Bengals Had started eight games and appeared in all 13, recording 33 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and a pass defended. Sean Locklear OL 8 New York Giants Had started games at both tackle positions for the defending Super Bowl champions, but was placed on injured reserve following a serious knee injury suffered in the 17-16 loss at Washington Dec. 3 … Played in each of the first 12 games with 10 starts before the injury. Terrell Manning LB R Green Bay Packers Had appeared in four games for the Packers and totaled a pair of tackles. Philip Rivers QB 8 San Diego Chargers Had completed 64.1 percent of his passes (298 of 465) for 3,169 yards with 21 touchdowns and 15 interceptions for a quarterback rating of 85.5 … Has eclipsed 3,000 passing yards and 20 touchdowns in each of his seven years as a starter. J.R. Sweezy G Had appeared in 10 games with one start at guard. R Seattle Seahawks Stephen Tulloch LB 6 Detroit Lions Had started every game this year and totaled 90 tackles (61 solo), 0.5 sacks and five passes defended … Was tied for 33rd in the NFL in total tackles. Mario Williams DE 6 Buffalo Bills Had started every game and notched 37 tackles, 10.5 sacks, three passes defended and two forced fumbles … Recorded seven sacks in the six games since having wrist surgery during the Bills' bye week and was tied for sixth in the league for quarterback takedowns. Adrian Wilson S 11 Arizona Cardinals Had appeared in 12 contests with 11 starts, and totaled 44 tackles, two sacks, one interception, five passes broken up and a forced fumble. Russell Wilson QB R Seattle Seahawks Had started every game for the 8-5 Seahawks and completed 63.0 percent of his passes (208 of 330) for 2,492 yards with 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions for a passer rating of 94.9 … Had also rushed for 310 yards. Willie Young DE 2 Had appeared in 13 contests and notched seven tackles. Detroit Lions 76  ■  the wolfpacker 74,76.Pack Pros.indd 76 12/11/12 2:29 PM

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