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Orange can’t climb out of early hole at N.C. State (full coverage)

NC State (4-1, 2-0 ACC) overcame a second-half Syracuse (2-3, 0-1) comeback and won its fourth straight game, 33-25, at Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 30. The Wolfpack were victorious for the 10th time in 11 series meetings with the Orange.

NC State jumped out to a 26-7 lead in the first half and then held off two Orange rallies after the intermission to secure the triumph.

A 38-yard, third-quarter field goal by Steve Hofrichter narrowed the NC State advantage to 26-17 but the Wolfpack responded with a 10-play, 60-yard scoring drive to push the margin to 33-17 in the fourth period.

The Orange charged back again and Eric Dungey connected with Steve Ishmael on a 10-yard touchdown pass. Dungey ran in a two-point conversion to shave the NC State edge to 33-25 with 4:39 left.

NC State recovered Syracuse’s on-side kick attempt and ran out the clock. Read More

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Syracuse football comeback comes up short in loss at North Carolina State (Syracuse.com)
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Syracuse football box score vs. North Carolina State (Syracuse.com)
Ervin Philips breaks ACC single-game receptions record in 33-25 loss at NC State (Daily Orange)
Three takeaways from Syracuse’s 33-25 loss to N.C. State (NunesMagician.com)
The Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s 33-25 loss to North Carolina State (Daily Orange)
Syracuse football nearly comes back at NC State after speech from Dino Babers (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse offense can’t gain traction against North Carolina State front 7 in 33-25 loss (Daily Orange)
Dino Babers: ‘Syracuse has to start faster’ (NunesMagician.com)
Flags drag Syracuse’s comeback attempt in 33-25 loss at North Carolina State (Daily Orange)
Fast Reactions: Balanced North Carolina State offense and Syracuse mistakes doom Orange (Daily Orange)
Syracuse football’s Dino Babers on NC State defense: ‘They’re better than LSU’ (Syracuse.com)
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