Today in NC State History: Christy scores a title for Pack

November 25, 2012
By Chris Saunders

PrintNC State halfback Dick Christy scored 13 touchdowns, two extra points and one field goal during the 1957 campaign, according to the 1958 Agromeck. That’s a total of 83 points in a season for the native of Chester, Pa..

But 29 of those points came on this day in the last game of the 1957 season, when Christy’s scoring carried the Wolfpack to a 29-26 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks and secured the school its first ACC championship.

Dick Christy. Photo courtesy of NCSU Libraries.

Dick Christy. Photo courtesy of NCSU Libraries.

Christy was part of an attack that led State to a 7-1-2 record that year, only falling to William & Mary and tying Miami and Duke. But the final and seventh victory gave head coach Earle Edwards a conference championship after four years of coaching the Wolfpack.

“This game was best summed-up by Bill Workman (Charleston News & Courier),” read an account  of the game in the 1958 Agromeck. “‘Dick Christy played the University of South Carolina today. Christy won 29-26.’ Our hats off to you, Dick — All Conference, All American, and the South’s number one back.”

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