NC State improved to 4-1 on Saturday with a 31-20 win over Duke, which drops to 1-5. However, the win came with a cost, too. Starting quarterback Devin Leary left the game in the second half with a likely ankle injury.
Leary was injured while trying to slide in the third quarter; Duke safety Lummie Young hit Leary in the head on the play, which caused the quarterback to twist his ankle. Leary was carted off the field, while Young was ejected for targeting. Veteran quarterback Bailey Hockman replaced Leary.
Devin Leary is back on the sideline for NC State. In a boot and walking with crutches, but a good sign that he's back out there.
— Pack Pride (@PackPride) October 17, 2020
Before his exit, Leary completed 14-of-24 pass attempts for 194 yards, one touchdown and one interception. In relief, Hockman went 4-of-7 through the air for 43 yards and 9-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Thayer Thomas.
Hockman started the first two games of the 2020 season: a win over Wake Forest and a defeat at Virginia Tech.
NC State is scheduled to play rival North Carolina next Saturday in Chapel Hill.