North Carolina State's Jerricho Cotchery (82) tries to break away from Western Carolina's B.J. Jessup (39) during the first half.
North Carolina State's Philip Rivers (17) prepares to throw the ball downfield during the second half. Rivers 26 of 30 for 320 yards and 3 touchdowns.
North Carolina State's T.A. McLendon runs the ball during the first half. McLendon had 14 rushes for 69 yards and 2 touchdowns.
North Carolina State head coach Chuck Amato watches from the sidelines during the final minutes of the game with Western Carolina.