After a scoreless first quarter, Michigan's Tyrone Wheatley scored on a 26 yard rushing touchdown, and Michigan led 7-0. Derrick Alexander returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown making it 14-0. Quarterback Todd Collins threw a 31 yard touchdown pass to Amani Toomer making the score Michigan 21, NC State 0 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Michigan returned an interception 43 yards for a touchdown to lead 28-0. Tyrone Wheatley added an 18 yard touchdown run to make it 35-0. NC State got its only touchdown on a 12 yard touchdown pass making it 35-7. Michigan closed the scoring with a 16 yard touchdown run by Powers, making the final score 42-7.