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.
N.C. State (7-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) is headed for a bowl game for the third season in a row — its destination is dependent on other ACC results.
Glennon connected twice for touchdowns with Tobais Palmer in a span of 51 seconds late in the third quarter to propel the Wolfpack. Glennon finished 24 of 37 for 245 yards.
Amerson snagged a pass that deflected off the hands of Boston College receiver Colin Larmond Jr., recording his 18th career pick and darting back for a 55-yard score 27 seconds before halftime. N.C. State improved to 12-2 when Amerson records an interception, including 5-0 this season.
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.