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With bowl games in sight, several young black quarterbacks including NC State's Russell White (pictured) had big wins this weekend in college football.

November 23, 2008

(Philadelphia, Pa) -- Redshirt Freshman Russell Wilson threw for a career-high 279 yards and two touchdowns, as North Carolina State upset rival 25th-ranked North Carolina, 41-10 on the road in Chapel Hill, NC.  Wilson completed 17-of-28 passes and gained 50 yards on the ground for the Wolfpack (5-6, 3-4 ACC), while engineering three touchdown drives of 68 yards or longer.

NC State  has now won three games in a row and they are hoping for another win in their  regular-season close out game on November 29 at home against Miami-Florida, which with a victory would make them bowl eligible.

Other College BQB's with big games on this weekend included:

  • Senior quarterback Brian Johnson was spectacular as 7th ranked Utah (12-0) continued to force inclusion in the BCS formula with a dominating 48-24 win over No. 14 Brigham Young to win the Mountain West title.

  • Led by redshirt junior do-it-all quarterback Darryl Clark, 8th ranked Penn State (11-1) defeated No. 15 Michigan State 49-18 to win the Big Ten title and a trip to the Rose Bowl.

  • Behind super freshman Terrelle Pryor, 10th ranked Ohio State (10-2) crushed rival Michigan 42-7.

  • Ball State junior quarterback Nate Davis led his undefeated (11-0) BCS-buster squad to a 31-24 win over Central Michigan on Wednesday

  • WVU redshirt senior Pat White, who became the NCAA's all-time rushing quarterback (moved past former Missouri great Brad Smith and now has 4,292 yards after a 200-yd efforti this week) as he led West Virginia to a 35-21 win over Big East rival Louisville.

  • Senior Cameron Dantley (13-25, 122 yards with one huge touchdown) led Syracuse to an upset 24-23 win over Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.  Dantley, son of one of Notre Dame's basketball legends, threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Donte Davis with 42 seconds left as the Notre Dame team and fans were disheartened.  Dantley said of the win, "To do that on this type of stage on national TV, it's just a dream come true".

--- Submitted by Lloyd Vance




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