Oct. 22, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. -
A trio of NC State football players received ACC honors for the Pack’s comeback 20-18 win at Maryland on Saturday. Bryan Underwood was named the ACC Receiver of the Week, T.Y. McGill was the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week, and Niklas Sade was the ACC Specialist of the Week.
Underwood hauled in six receptions for career-best 134 yards. The redshirt sophomore scored on a 68-yard strike from quarterback Mike Glennon in the third quarter, and had a 17-yard catch on the Pack’s final offensive drive en route to the winning field goal. Underwood has scored a receiving touchdown in seven straight games - a Wolfpack record and just two games shy of the ACC record. He is the only receiver in the NCAA to have a TD catch in every game this season.
McGill anchored the defensive front that tallied six sacks in the 20-18 win at Maryland. While in for just 32 snaps from scrimmage, he made eight total tackles (six solo) and had two sacks for a total of 16 yards. McGill is the second Pack lineman to win this honor, as Thomas Teal was named last timeout for his performance against Florida State.
Sade kicked the game-winning field goal with 32 seconds left on the clock at Maryland to give the Wolfpack a 20-18 lead. The sophomore also booted a 21-yarder earlier in the contest. Sade started out the season 2 for 5 on field goals and has since gone 5 for 5. Sade’s game-winning field goal was the Pack’s first since a 2007 win at Miami. He hit both extra points and kicked off five times against the Terrapins, averaging 60.6 yards and had one touchback.