Soph walk-on Danny Skutack (6-0, 202), moved from linebacker to end, was named SI Defensive Player of Week with 17 tackles despite suffering a broken bone in left leg during first quarter.
NC State led 14-0 after 10 minutes.
Auburn scored 28 in the second quarter and 16 more in the third. QB Charles Thomas came off the bench in the second and ran for 113 yds on eight carries with scores of 21 and 11 yards. Meanwhile, Joe Cribbs added to Tigers 407 yds rushing with scores of 12, two and 14 yds.
- Sports Illustrated. 15 Oct 1979.