NC State running back Reggie Gallaspy Jr. ties school record with five rushing touchdowns to earn Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week honor


GALLASPY RPOW GRAPHICNC State senior running back Reggie Gallaspy Jr. had a career day against rival North Carolina to power the Wolfpack past the Tar Heels.

Gallaspy became only the third NC State running back to record five rushing touchdowns in a game and posted a career-high 129 yards as well.

His fourth and fifth touchdowns came in the fourth quarter and overtime, respectively, to rally NC State to victory and earned Gallaspy the Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week.

Gallaspy’s five touchdowns, covering 34, 5, 4 and 1 (twice) yards tied the NC State records of T.A. McLendon (2002) and Stan Fritts (1972) for most rushing touchdowns in a single game.

NC State trailed North Carolina 28-21 in the fourth quarter before the Wolfpack quickly marched 74 yards in four plays, capped by Gallaspy’s fourth touchdown of the day from five yards out to force overtime.

After UNC missed a field goal to start overtime, Gallaspy carried six times in a 7-play drive and accounted for 20 of the 25 yards to seal the Wolfpack’s eighth victory in 2018.

Gallaspy’s five touchdowns against UNC gives him 16 on the season and ties him second-most in a single season in school history. Only McLendon (18 in 2002) has had more.

Previous Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week Winners

Week 1: Eric Dungey, Syracuse

Week 2: William Wicks, Davidson

Week 3: Davidson Wildcats Team

Week 4: Jesper Horsted, Princeton

Week 5: Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame

Week 6: John Lovett, Princeton

Week 7: Flynn Nagel, Northwestern

Week 8: Shaka Toney, Penn State

Week 9: Eric Dungey, Syracuse

Week 10: Nick Rinella, Saint Francis

Week 11: Colgate Defense

Week 12: John Lovett, Princeton

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