If it’s Saturday, expect a stumble in the ACC

So much for that revamped and improved NC State defense.

And the Russell Wilson love in Raleigh.

Russell WilsonICONRussell Wilson and the Wolfpack fell at East Carolina on Saturday.

East Carolina took a 21-0 first-quarter lead before falling behind late in the fourth quarter, but the Pirates rallied to tie the score before beating the Wolfpack 33-27 in overtime Saturday in Greenville.

Just another week in the ACC, where it’s nearly impossible to figure out each week which teams are good, mediocre or just plain bad.

East Carolina's defense entered the game ranked 117th in the nation in scoring defense, but Wilson and the offense couldn’t take advantage. The Wolfpack signal caller threw for 322 yards but completed just 26 of 52 passes through the air with three interceptions.

Both defenses gave up chunks of yards and each team had four turnovers, but East Carolina quarterback Dominique Davis flat-out outplayed Wilson. The Boston College transfer threw for 376 yards and two touchdowns — with no interceptions.

The only saving grace for the Wolfpack is that Christian Ponder and Florida State looked very average against Boston College on Saturday, one week after dismantling Miami. The Seminoles lead the Atlantic division with a 4-0 mark in the ACC, while NC State sits at 2-1 in the league. The teams meet on Thursday, Oct. 28, in Raleigh.

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