Game Two: N.C. State 28, UCF 21 Caption: N.C. State linebacker Terrell Manning (center) recovers a fumble by UCF sophomore receiver Quincy McDuffie on the Wolfpack's 10-yard line with 1:56 left in the game, ending Knights' rally. Recap: UCF entered the N.C. State game eager to make a big statement. The Knights wanted to fire all the bullets in their gun, shooting for the first upset of a team from an automatic-qualifying Bowl Championship Series conference on their home field. Instead, UCF ended up just shooting itself in the foot. Five critical turnovers led to 21 N.C. State points, putting an upset bid out of reach. The Wolfpack (2-0) claimed a 28-21 win over UCF (1-1) Saturday night at Bright House Networks Stadium before an announced crowd of 43,020. Freshman quarterback Jeff Godfrey nearly saved the day for the Knights, giving the team a huge jolt when he came off the bench to replace junior starter Rob Calabrese late in the third quarter. Godfrey led the Knights on two sizzling scoring drives, going 7-of-10 passing for 107 yards. He rushed for 53 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries, evading pressure when the Knights' offensive line couldn't fend off the Wolfpack. Calabrese couldn't dodge the same pressure. He went 10-of-18 passing for 106 yards and two interceptions. Calabrese rushed five times for a gain of one yard. Both quarterbacks were sacked once. Godfrey had the rowdy crowd at Bright House Networks Stadium in frenzy until he passed to sophomore Quincy McDuffie, who fumbled the ball after being hit. N.C. State linebacker Terrell Manning recovered the ball on the Wolfpack 10-yard line, ending a promising rally and sealing his team's 28-21 win.
JOSHUA C. CRUEY / ORLANDO SENTINEL / SEPT. 12, 2010