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)
– Gallery: Syracuse’s comeback staved off by N.C. State in 33-25 loss (Daily Orange)
– 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)
– Best and worst from Syracuse football at North Carolina State (Syracuse.com)