NC State started the scoring with a 45 yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers to Richard Washington, to give NC State a 7-0 lead. Bill Whittemore threw a 23 yard touchdown pass to Charles Gordon to tie the game at 7. Later in the first quarter, Philip Rivers threw a 14 yard touchdown pass to Washington, and NC State reclaimed the lead at 14-7. T.A. McLendon scored on a 1 yard touchdown run to increase NC State's lead to 21-7.
In the second quarter, John Brooks hit a 28 yard field goal to increase to get Kansas to within 21-10. Philip Rivers threw a 3 yard touchdown pass to T.A. McLendon, to give NC State a 28-10 halftime lead. In the third quarter, Whittemore hit Gordon on an 11 yard touchdown pass making it 28-17. NC State answered with a 40 yard touchdown pass from Rivers to Brian Clark, making the lead 35-17.
Reggie Davis scored on a 10 yard touchdown run increasing State's lead to 42-17. John Beck kicked a 39 yard field goal for Kansas making the score 35-20. Brian Whittemore then scored on a 9 yard touchdown run, making the score 42-26. NC State scored the final two touchdowns of the game making the final margin 56-26.