Glennon's 3 TDs help NC St down Louisville 31-24

December 27, 2011 - 11:42 PM
Belk Bowl Football

North Carolina State's Mike Glennon looks to pass against Louisville during the first half of the Belk Bowl NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mike Glennon threw for 264 yards and three touchdowns and David Amerson returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown as North Carolina State defeated Louisville 31-24 in the Belk Bowl.

T.J. Graham made the most of his final game at N.C. State with seven catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns, including a 65-yard score on a nifty catch-and-run, as the Wolfpack (8-5) overcame a series of special teams blunders to hold off a late charge from the Cardinals (7-6).

Amerson had two more interceptions to give him 13 for the season, the most in the country, while setting a new Atlantic Coast Conference record.

Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater, who threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another, nearly brought the Cardinals back from a 21-point deficit, but his final heave on fourth-and-23 was picked off by Amerson with 41 seconds left.