Black Team Dominates Kay Yow Spring Game, 32-7
April 21, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. - The 4th annual Kay Yow Spring Game saw the Black team down the White team, 32-7, in front of 24,797 fans at Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday. The game was structured with the Black team (first-team defense and second-team offense) against the White team (first-team offense and second-team defense).
"I thought we were competitive," said head coach Tom O'Brien. "We didn't do as good of a job protecting the quarterback today as we did a week ago."
Mike Glennon completed 12-of-20 for 154 for the White team, while his counterpart Tyler Brosius went 15-of-27 for 184 for the Black team. Tony Creecy led all rushers with 16 rushes for 45 yards, while Bryan Underwood pulled in six catches for 109 yards.
After a scoreless first quarter, back-to-back drives by both teams got each squad on the scoreboard early in the second quarter.
Creecy got the scoring started with a 5-yard touchdown run less then a minute into the second quarter, but Niklas Sade'sextra point was blocked giving the Black squad a 6-0.
The White team responded with a 3-play, 1:05 touchdown drive on the next possession. Glennon hit Asa Watson on first down for a 74 yard gain, with Watson nearly finding the endzone as he was taken down at the one-yard line. James Washington punched it in from a yard out, giving the White team a 7-6 lead.
Black retook the lead, as an 8-yard sack by Isaac Swindell resulted in a safety, giving the Black team the lead once again at 8-7.
All-American David Amerson picked off a Glennon pass late in the half, which led to the Black team driving down and converting a 40-yard Sade field goal as the half expired.
At the half, Black held an 11-7 lead.
"These guys are coming out here and getting after it," said Amerson. "Defense, we're all about wining. We're competitive and we're out here to compete. We don't like to lose."
The second half was played under a running clock, two 12-minute quarters.
Black continued to add to its lead in the fourth quarter. Brosius found Underwood for a 54 yard gain down to the one-yard line, and running back Milton Hall punched it in on the next play to extend the Black lead to 18-7.
Black found the end zone two more times late in the fourth quarter. Earl Wolff picked off a pass and returned it 46 yards for a score, then true-freshman quarterback Manny Stocker scrambled 15-yards for the final points.
The interception was the third on the day for the Black team, along with Amerson and Wolff, Dontae Johnson had one in the first half.
Over $26,000 was raised at the gates today, and with additional donations from the Wolfpack Club BBQ Bowl to be announced next week, that figure is expected to increase.