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Samuels, Dayes help NC State knock off Tar Heels 28-21

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Another big victory was slipping away from North Carolina State. Because the Wolfpack finally learned how to finish a game, their season isn't finished just yet.

Jaylen Samuels ran for one touchdown and threw for another on a trick play, and N.C. State held on to upset rival North Carolina 28-21 on Friday, earning bowl eligibility while also locking up a division title for Virginia Tech.

It's been a frustrating season for the Wolfpack (6-6, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who seemingly had victories in hand against a pair of nationally ranked division rivals - Clemson and Florida State - only to let them get away.

''It definitely makes you feel the worth of all your work,'' coach Dave Doeren said. ''We're playing every game but one - Louisville - for four quarters, toe to toe, with every team. We haven't won enough of them. I agree. But we are so much more competitive than we've ever been.''

In what at times seemed like a replay of N.C. State's 35-7 rout here two years ago, Matt Dayes rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns. The second of those put the Wolfpack up 21-0 early in the second quarter.

Samuels threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Louis on a trick play on the opening drive, and ran 4 yards for the TD that made it 28-7.

Mitch Trubisky threw three touchdown passes for the Tar Heels (8-4, 5-3), including a 48-yarder to Bug Howard that made it a seven-point game with 7:52 left. But on their next possession, they were stopped on downs near midfield with 3:10 to go and N.C. State ran out the clock - with backup quarterback Jalen McClendon sealing it with a 14-yard run on third-and-5 with about 2 minutes left.

''It's about these players and these coaches hanging together amid a lot of heartbreaking days and negativity and doubt,'' Doeren said. ''Guys just kept fighting with each other and for each other and they knew where our program is headed. ... Today was about mastering ourselves and finding a way to win and doing it against our rival.''

The Tar Heels, 10 1/2-point favorites, needed a win and a Virginia Tech loss to Virginia to earn a second straight ACC championship game berth. This loss locks the Hokies into next week's matchup with No. 4 Clemson in Orlando, Florida.

THE TAKEAWAY

N.C. State: This should take some heat off Doeren, who had been drawing criticism from a segment of the fan base after going 8-23 in ACC games before this one. In four years, Doeren now has won almost as many ACC games at UNC's Kenan Stadium (two) as he has at his own Carter-Finley Stadium (three).

North Carolina: By losing to a pair of neighborhood rivals - both of whom were under .500 at the time - the Tar Heels blew their chance to repeat as Coastal champions. They lost to Duke and N.C. State in the same season for the first time since 2003, and in some ways this game felt like an extension of the loss in Durham - with the Tar Heels managing a combined 13 points in the last two quarters of that game and the first three of this one.

''That's on us,'' running back Elijah Hood said about the team's lack of focus. ''We've got to go out there - we're on the football field, the ball's coming to us, we've got to make that catch. There's really no excuse for it.''

THE BRAWL

Things got chippy late in the first half when UNC DT Jalen Dalton was ejected for throwing a punch during a fight that cleared the benches. The skirmish broke out near midfield with about six minutes left in the half after N.C. State's Matt Dayes fumbled. The ball squirted about 20 yards downfield with at least four players trying to scoop it up. That led to a pileup near midfield, and Dalton appeared to hit Wolfpack lineman Terronne Prescod. Later in the skirmish, UNC coach Larry Fedora unsuccessfully tried to restrain Dalton by the back of his collar. After a review, the pass was ruled incomplete.

KEY MOMENT

North Carolina trailed 21-7 at halftime and started the second half by recovering an onside kick to seemingly seize momentum. But during an official review, it was determined that Ayden Bonilla had delivered an illegal block before Anthony Ratliff-Williams recovered the ball. That wiped out the recovery and required a rekick, and N.C. State then chewed up 6 1/2 minutes with a 14-play drive that ended with Samuels' touchdown run that made it 28-7.

UP NEXT

N.C. State: This victory earned the Wolfpack a spot in a bowl game, and on Dec. 4 they'll find out who and where they play.

North Carolina: The Tar Heels won't have to worry about flying to Orlando next week for the ACC championship game. Instead, they'll await their bowl opponent.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:52
24-N.Weiler extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
21
Touchdown 7:52
10-M.Trubisky complete to 84-B.Howard. 84-B.Howard runs 48 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
61
yds
02:33
pos
28
20
Point After TD 13:49
24-N.Weiler extra point is good. Team penalty on NCST Offside declined.
plays
yds
pos
28
14
Touchdown 13:49
10-M.Trubisky complete to 48-T.Jackson. 48-T.Jackson runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
70
yds
01:11
pos
28
13
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:22
33-C.Haskins extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
7
Touchdown 8:22
1-J.Samuels runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
15
plays
85
yds
06:30
pos
27
7
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:16
24-N.Weiler extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
7
Touchdown 8:16
10-M.Trubisky complete to 3-R.Switzer. 3-R.Switzer runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
33
yds
00:47
pos
21
6
Point After TD 10:33
33-C.Haskins extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
0
Touchdown 10:33
21-M.Dayes runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
80
yds
02:22
pos
20
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:19
33-C.Haskins extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
0
Touchdown 8:19
21-M.Dayes runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
4
plays
29
yds
01:27
pos
13
0
Point After TD 9:57
33-C.Haskins extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 9:57
1-J.Samuels complete to 12-S.Louis. 12-S.Louis runs 59 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
89
yds
01:37
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 24 20
Rushing 15 6
Passing 9 12
Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Conv 8-16 6-14
4th Down Conv 1-1 1-3
Total Net Yards 498 428
Total Plays 77 65
Avg Gain 6.5 6.6
Net Yards Rushing 259 133
Rush Attempts 53 26
Avg Rush Yards 4.9 5.1
Net Yards Passing 239 295
Comp. - Att. 14-24 23-39
Yards Per Pass 10.0 7.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-6 2-15
Penalties - Yards 5-59 7-50
Touchdowns 4 3
Rushing TDs 3 0
Passing TDs 1 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 5-47.0 5-40.4
Return Yards 26 103
Punts - Returns 1-3 1-13
Kickoffs - Returns 1-23 4-90
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 4/5 3/3
Extra Points 4/4 3/3
Field Goals 0/1 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
NC State 6-6 1477028
North Carolina 8-4 0701421
239 PASS YDS 295
259 RUSH YDS 133
498 TOTAL YDS 428
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Finley 15 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.1% 151 0 0 131.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.2% 2824 15 8 133.0
R. Finley 11/18 151 0 0
J. Samuels 1 TE
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 59 1 0 925.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 59 1 0 925.6
J. Samuels 1/1 59 1 0
J. McClendon 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
40% 23 0 0 78.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.2% 176 1 4 89.9
J. McClendon 2/5 23 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
M. Dayes 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
26 104 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
240 1119 10
M. Dayes 26 104 2 18
R. Gallaspy II 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 62 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
38 208 1
R. Gallaspy II 10 62 0 0
J. McClendon 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 42 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 135 2
J. McClendon 7 42 0 14
N. Hines 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 29 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 40 0
N. Hines 3 29 0 13
J. Samuels 1 TE
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 15 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 180 6
J. Samuels 3 15 1 8
R. Finley 15 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
69 69 1
R. Finley 4 7 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
S. Louis 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 124 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 657 2
S. Louis 4 124 1 59
M. Dayes 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 36 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
31 258 0
M. Dayes 3 36 0 18
J. Meyers 16 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 35 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 158 0
J. Meyers 2 35 0 21
B. Cherry 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
29 410 3
B. Cherry 1 14 0 14
N. Hines 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
37 456 0
N. Hines 2 13 0 9
J. Samuels 1 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
49 461 4
J. Samuels 2 11 0 11
K. Harmon 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
26 458 5
K. Harmon 0 0 0 0
M. Trowell 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 149 1
M. Trowell 0 0 0 0
T. Moss 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 49 1
T. Moss 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Fernandez 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 1 0.0
J. Fernandez 7-2 0.0 0
A. Moore 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-0 0 0.0
A. Moore 6-0 0.0 0
Dr. Wright 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
Dr. Wright 5-1 0.0 0
S. Boone 24 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
S. Boone 4-1 0.0 0
B. Hill 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
B. Hill 3-0 1.0 0
Jo. Jones 11 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 2 0.0
Jo. Jones 2-0 0.0 0
M. Nelson 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Nelson 2-0 0.0 0
B. Chubb 9 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 2.5
B. Chubb 2-1 0.0 0
Ma. Stevens 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
Ma. Stevens 1-0 0.0 0
Ju. Jones 27 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
Ju. Jones 1-1 0.0 0
Mi. Stevens 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 1.0
Mi. Stevens 1-1 1.0 0
N. Clark 6 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Clark 1-0 0.0 0
De. Wright 14 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
De. Wright 1-0 0.0 0
D. Roseboro 45 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Roseboro 1-0 0.0 0
J. Tocho 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 2 0.0
J. Tocho 1-0 0.0 0
N. McCloud 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. McCloud 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Haskins 33 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 4/4
SEASON FG XP
4/7 12/12
C. Haskins 0/1 0 4/4 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Cole III 90 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 47.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
46 41.6 2
A. Cole III 5 47.0 2 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
N. Hines 7 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
30 22.1 26 0
N. Hines 1 23.0 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Cherry 13 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 3.0 3 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 4.9 31 0
B. Cherry 1 3.0 3 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Trubisky 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.5% 280 3 0 148.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.9% 3468 28 4 161.0
M. Trubisky 23/38 280 3 0
R. Switzer 3 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
R. Switzer 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
E. Hood 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 56 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
145 858 8
E. Hood 11 56 0 20
M. Trubisky 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 55 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
79 270 5
M. Trubisky 9 55 0 34
T. Logan 8 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
101 578 7
T. Logan 6 22 0 16
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
R. Switzer 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
13 171 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
91 1027 5
R. Switzer 13 171 1 45
B. Howard 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 58 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
48 768 7
B. Howard 3 58 1 48
A. Proehl 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
36 506 3
A. Proehl 1 22 0 22
B. Fritts 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 59 1
B. Fritts 1 12 0 12
T. Jackson 48 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 162 4
T. Jackson 1 7 1 7
T. Logan 8 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
27 241 3
T. Logan 3 6 0 7
E. Hood 34 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 142 0
E. Hood 1 4 0 4
M. Trubisky 10 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 8 0
M. Trubisky 0 0 0 0
C. Tucker 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 130 1
C. Tucker 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
A. Smith 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 0.0
A. Smith 10-3 0.0 0
C. Holcomb 36 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-3 0 0.0
C. Holcomb 8-2 0.0 0
J. Clarke 49 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
J. Clarke 7-0 0.0 0
D. Miles 15 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
D. Miles 5-2 0.0 0
M. Stewart 6 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
M. Stewart 5-0 0.0 0
C. Collins 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
C. Collins 4-0 0.0 0
C. Bell Jr. 18 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
C. Bell Jr. 4-0 0.0 0
D. Drennon 17 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
D. Drennon 4-1 0.0 0
N. Jones 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 0.0
N. Jones 4-1 0.0 0
D. Green 26 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 1 0.0
D. Green 3-2 0.0 0
M. Carney 53 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
M. Carney 3-0 1.0 0
D. Lawrence 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
D. Lawrence 2-0 0.0 0
A. Crawford 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 1.0
A. Crawford 1-0 0.0 0
J. Dalton 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
J. Dalton 1-0 0.0 0
M. Dorn 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
M. Dorn 1-1 0.0 0
T. Powell 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
T. Powell 1-0 0.0 0
M. Dunlap 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. Dunlap 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
N. Weiler 24 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 3/3
SEASON FG XP
14/19 49/50
N. Weiler 0/0 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Sheldon 39 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 40.4 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
46 42.5 2
T. Sheldon 5 40.4 2 48
J. Mangili 14 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 29.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
1 29.0 1
J. Mangili 1 29.0 1 29
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Logan 8 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 26.0 31 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
21 32.9 100 1
T. Logan 3 26.0 31 0
K. Francis 1 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 12.8 12 0
K. Francis 1 12.0 12 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Switzer 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 13.0 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 7.1 31 0
R. Switzer 1 13.0 13 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:34 NCST 11 1:37 5 89 TD
9:46 UNC 29 1:27 4 29 TD
5:31 NCST 6 5:25 11 43 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:55 NCST 20 2:22 5 80 TD
9:10 NCST 20 0:00 1 13
8:16 NCST 25 1:21 3 -1 Punt
5:10 NCST 23 5:06 15 68 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 NCST 29 6:30 15 85 TD
4:26 NCST 9 3:05 6 33 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:49 NCST 25 3:14 6 23 Punt
7:52 NCST 25 0:51 3 5 Punt
3:10 UNC 49 2:23 7 22
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 UNC 16 3:13 7 44 Punt
9:51 UNC 31 0:00 1 -2
8:19 UNC 25 2:19 8 32 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UNC 20 1:57 7 28 Punt
10:27 UNC 26 1:07 3 9 Punt
9:03 NCST 33 0:47 5 33 TD
6:53 UNC 34 1:35 4 2 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:16 UNC 29 3:44 10 62
1:13 UNC 7 1:07 7 23
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UNC 30 1:11 4 70 TD
10:25 UNC 39 2:33 5 61 TD
6:53 UNC 18 3:37 12 31