Minnesota - Redmon 12 yard touchdown run (Nystrom kick), 13:03
Minnesota - Redmon 3 yard touchdown run (Nystrom kick), 4:46
Minnesota - Cole 2 yard touchdown run (Nystrom kick), 0:45
Minnesota - Nystrom 27 yard field goal, 7:31
North Carolina State - Vanderveer 2 yard touchdown pass from Rivers (R. Robinson pass from Rivers), 2:00
North Carolina State - K. Robinson 19 yard touchdown pass from Rivers (Leak pass from Rivers), 12:08
North Carolina State - Passingham 37 yard field goal, 8:00
North Carolina State - R. Robinson 3 yard touchdown run (pass failed), 0:42
Minnesota - Nystrom 23 yard field goal, 11:57
North Carolina State - K. Robinson 23 yard touchdown pass from Rivers (pass failed), 11:01
Minnesota - Nystrom 29 yard field goal, 6:46
North Carolina State - R. Robinson 8 yard touchdown run (Passingham kick), 3:1
Minnesota got off to a very quick start in the first quarter scoring 21 points by way of three touchdowns, two of them from running back Tellis Redmon. The Gophers would then add a field goal to that total before NC State got on the board with a 2-yard pass and two-point conversion from freshman quarterback Philip Rivers to make the score 24–8 going into halftime.
The Wolfpack stormed out of the break with 17 unanswered points, aided by a blocked punt, to take the lead 25–24 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Minnesota came back with a field goal, but NC State took the lead for good on a 23-yard touchdown pass to Koren Robinson to make it 31–27. After adding another field goal, the Gophers had one last chance with a late possession to win the game, but quarterback Travis Cole fumbled deep in his own territory to set up an easy NC State touchdown for a final score of 38–30.