Glennon boosts NC State over Boston College 27-10

Glennon boosts NC State over Boston College 27-10
November 24, 2012, 6:44 pm
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North Carolina State wide receiver Quintin Payton (88) pulls in a 4-yard touchdown reception as Boston College defensive back Spenser Rositano (47) covers during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman)

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Mike Glennon threw three touchdown passes and David Amerson returned an interception for a score Saturday as North Carolina State defeated Boston College 27-10 in the teams' regular-season finale.

Glennon connected twice for touchdowns with Tobais Palmer in a span of 51 seconds late in the third quarter to propel the Wolfpack (7-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). Glennon finished 24 of 37 for 230 yards.

Amerson recorded his 18th career interception and took it back 55 yards for a touchdown just before halftime to give N.C. State a 14-3 lead.

The Wolfpack overcame a shaky offensive performance in the first half - one fumble, six punts - to clinch a third consecutive winning season. With the loss, the Eagles (2-10, 1-7) capped the program's worst season since the 1978 team finished 0-11.

Rolandan Finch ran for 144 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.