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Wolfpack wins 4th-straight game, 33-25 over Syracuse

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State focused all week on avoiding a letdown after its upset win at then-No. 12 Florida State a week ago.

With failures of the recent past in their minds, the Wolfpack started fast to make sure there would be no such disappointment this year.

Nyheim Hines rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown, Jaylen Samuels and Reggie Gallaspy each ran for a score as well, and N.C. State held off a late rally to beat Syracuse 33-25 on Saturday afternoon.

The Wolfpack (4-1, 2-0 ACC) racked up 256 rushing yards and never trailed en route to their fourth consecutive win. They began conference play 2-0 for the first time since 2006 with the victory.

''We're trying to build a legacy,'' Hines said. ''We're the first (N.C. State) team to go 2-0 in the ACC in 11 years. That was a point of emphasis..The team that beat Florida State last time lost the next week, so really it's about not repeating history and living a legacy of our own.''

Ryan Finley completed 20 of 33 passes for 186 yards and threw a 20-yard touchdown to Stephen Louis. Samuels racked up 111 total yards, 74 rushing and 37 receiving.

N.C. State scored on its first five possessions and led 26-7 at halftime. The Orange (2-3, 0-1 ACC) rallied to cut the deficit to 26-17 in the fourth quarter, but the Wolfpack put it away with a 10-play, 65-yard drive capped by Hines' 1-yard touchdown run.

Eric Dungey tried to rally Syracuse back with a touchdown pass and two-point conversion run to make it a 33-25 game with 4:39 to go, but it was too little, too late. N.C. State's Cole Cook recovered the Orange's onside kick attempt and the Wolfpack ran out the clock, including a key 4th-and-1 conversion on a quarterback sneak by Finley.

''We've got to find a way to start faster,'' Syracuse coach Dino Babers said. ''You can't spot (teams) leads like that and then expect to run them back down in their venues with their crowds behind them.''

Dungey passed for 385 yards and ran for 44 yards and two scores for the Orange. Ervin Philips made 17 catches for 188 yards, both career-highs, and Steve Ishmael made six catches for 120 yards and a touchdown.

Syracuse hampered itself with 12 penalties for 93 yards. The Orange offensive line had a long day as well, allowing three sacks and nine tackles for a loss.

THE TAKEAWAY

SYRACUSE: The Orange continue to struggle to get stops defensively. They have allowed 29 points per game against FBS foes this year, including 30-plus points in back-to-back weeks.

N.C. State: This year's Wolfpack continue to show they may be different than their predecessors, who made a frequent habit of letdowns and close, late losses.

''We're a lot more mature than we have been in the past,'' senior defensive end Bradley Chubb said. ''A lot of guys in the past would've been like `Oh we beat the No. 12 team so we don't have to come out as hard this week.' We just all executed exactly what we needed to do.''

KEEP AWAY

N.C. State didn't commit a turnover for the fourth consecutive game. Finley ran his streak of consecutive attempts without an interception to 257, the longest active streak in the nation.

TOUGH LOSS

Not everything went positively for the Wolfpack. Senior running back Dakwa Nichols was carted off with a knee injury late in the first quarter and coach Dave Doeren said after the game that Nichols would undergo season-ending surgery on Sunday. He did not specify the exact nature of the injury.

RECORD WATCH

Dungey's effort was the 18th 300-yard passing game of his career, passing Ryan Nassib for the most in Syracuse history. His two rushing touchdowns leave him just one shy of the school quarterback record of 19 rushing touchdowns, shared by Bill Hurley and Donovan McNabb.

UP NEXT

SYRACUSE: The Orange return home to face Pittsburgh after back-to-back road games.

N.C. STATE: The Wolfpack have a short week and host No. 17 Louisville on Thursday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Two Point Conversion 4:39
2-E.Dungey to NCST End Zone for 2 yards. Conversion is good.
plays
yds
pos
25
33
Touchdown 4:39
2-E.Dungey complete to 8-S.Ishmael. 8-S.Ishmael runs 10 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
33
yds
01:03
pos
23
33
Point After TD 9:52
38-C.Wise extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
33
Touchdown 9:52
7-N.Hines runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
11
plays
60
yds
05:02
pos
17
32
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:37
35-S.Hofricther 38 yards Field Goal is Good.
16
plays
105
yds
04:55
pos
17
26
Point After TD 12:00
48-C.Murphy extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
26
Touchdown 12:00
2-E.Dungey runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
9
plays
78
yds
02:56
pos
13
26
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:21
38-C.Wise extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
26
Touchdown 2:21
1-J.Samuels runs 16 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
93
yds
05:26
pos
7
25
Missed Point After Touchdown 9:50
38-C.Wise extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
7
19
Touchdown 9:50
25-R.Gallaspy runs 10 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
75
yds
02:22
pos
7
19
Point After TD 12:12
48-C.Murphy extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
13
Touchdown 12:12
2-E.Dungey runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
75
yds
00:21
pos
6
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:25
38-C.Wise extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
13
Touchdown 0:25
15-R.Finley complete to 12-S.Louis. 12-S.Louis runs 20 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
82
yds
01:04
pos
0
12
Field Goal 4:48
38-C.Wise 48 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
31
yds
02:43
pos
0
6
Field Goal 8:04
38-C.Wise 26 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
62
yds
06:56
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 20 29
Rushing 5 15
Passing 13 11
Penalty 2 3
3rd Down Conv 7-17 3-12
4th Down Conv 3-5 2-2
Total Net Yards 420 462
Total Plays 78 81
Avg Gain 5.4 5.7
Net Yards Rushing 59 256
Rush Attempts 30 47
Avg Rush Yards 2.0 5.4
Net Yards Passing 361 206
Comp. - Att. 30-48 21-34
Yards Per Pass 7.5 6.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-24 0-0
Penalties - Yards 12-93 6-49
Touchdowns 3 4
Rushing TDs 2 3
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 3-47.0 4-51.8
Return Yards 89 33
Punts - Returns 2-32 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 4-57 2-33
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 3/4 5/7
Extra Points 2/2 3/4
Field Goals 1/2 2/3
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Syracuse 2-3 0710825
NC State 4-1 13130733
361 PASS YDS 206
59 RUSH YDS 256
420 TOTAL YDS 462
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Dungey 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.8% 385 1 1 135.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.4% 1437 7 4 127.1
E. Dungey 30/47 385 1 1
De. Butler 5 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 43 1 0 297.1
De. Butler 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
E. Dungey 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 44 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
68 277 7
E. Dungey 16 44 2 22
C. Elmore 36 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 42 0
C. Elmore 5 14 0 6
D. Strickland 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
51 140 3
D. Strickland 7 6 0 3
M. Neal 21 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
25 127 0
M. Neal 1 0 0 0
N. Johnson 82 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -5 0
N. Johnson 1 -5 0 -5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
E. Philips 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
17 188 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
44 420 2
E. Philips 17 188 0 37
S. Ishmael 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 120 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
51 632 2
S. Ishmael 6 120 1 38
M. Neal 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 47 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 142 1
M. Neal 1 47 0 47
D. Strickland 4 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 30 1
D. Strickland 4 13 0 8
R. Pierce 6 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 39 2
R. Pierce 1 9 0 9
N. Johnson 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 31 0
N. Johnson 1 8 0 8
De. Butler 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 93 0
De. Butler 0 0 0 0
S. Riley 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 90 0
S. Riley 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
P. Bennett 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
P. Bennett 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Murphy 48 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
8/10 16/17
C. Murphy 0/1 0 2/2 2
S. Hofrichter 35 P
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 0/0
SEASON FG XP
2/3 1/1
S. Hofrichter 1/1 38 0/0 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Hofrichter 35 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 47.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
24 46.4 0
S. Hofrichter 3 47.0 0 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Riley 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 17.5 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 28.3 21 0
S. Riley 2 17.5 21 0
K. Ruff 45 DL
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 12.5 10 0
K. Ruff 1 10.0 10 0
A. Armstrong 12 LB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
A. Armstrong 1 12.0 12 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Riley 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 16.0 34 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 5.7 34 0
S. Riley 2 16.0 34 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Finley 15 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.6% 186 1 0 118.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.9% 1403 9 0 148.7
R. Finley 20/33 186 1 0
G. Locklear 6 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 20 0 0 268.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 20 0 0 268.0
G. Locklear 1/1 20 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
N. Hines 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 115 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
82 411 3
N. Hines 19 115 1 39
J. Samuels 1 TE
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 74 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 123 5
J. Samuels 9 74 1 22
R. Finley 15 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 37 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 51 1
R. Finley 5 37 0 12
R. Gallaspy II 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 33 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
44 172 3
R. Gallaspy II 10 33 1 10
D. Nichols 27 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 37 1
D. Nichols 1 1 0 1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
S. Louis 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 67 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 253 2
S. Louis 4 67 1 30
J. Meyers 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 57 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 241 2
J. Meyers 7 57 0 16
J. Samuels 1 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 37 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
43 321 3
J. Samuels 5 37 0 19
R. Finley 15 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 20 0
R. Finley 1 20 0 20
K. Harmon 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
27 301 1
K. Harmon 2 17 0 10
N. Hines 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 69 0
N. Hines 2 8 0 10
G. Locklear 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 9 0
G. Locklear 0 0 0 0
C. Riley 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 98 0
C. Riley 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
B. Chubb 9 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 4.0
B. Chubb 2-0 2.0 0
J. Jones 27 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Jones 1-0 1.0 0
D. Nichols 27 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Nichols 1-0 0.0 0
J. Alston 5 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
J. Alston 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Wise 38 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/3 3/4
SEASON FG XP
5/8 21/23
C. Wise 2/3 48 3/4 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Cole III 90 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 51.8 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
19 44.8 3
A. Cole III 4 51.8 3 65
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
N. Hines 7 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 16.5 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 23.2 18 0
N. Hines 2 16.5 18 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:01 CUSE 25 0:24 2 18 INT
4:44 CUSE 25 3:11 11 45 FG Miss
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:25 CUSE 25 0:21 10 75 TD
9:44 CUSE 29 1:52 6 54 Downs
2:16 CUSE 32 0:58 6 15 Punt
0:03 CUSE 20 0:00 2 0 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:56 CUSE 22 2:56 9 78 TD
9:46 CUSE 3 0:41 3 7 Punt
7:32 CUSE 11 4:55 16 54 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:56 CUSE 10 0:52 7 -10 Punt
9:47 CUSE 45 2:12 11 40 Downs
5:42 NCST 33 1:03 5 33 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NCST 35 6:56 15 57 FG
7:31 NCST 43 2:43 7 26 FG
1:29 NCST 30 1:04 6 70 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:12 NCST 25 2:22 5 75 TD
7:47 NCST 17 5:26 11 83 TD
1:09 NCST 20 1:03 8 66 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:54 NCST 18 1:55 5 14 Punt
8:57 NCST 47 1:16 3 3 Punt
2:28 NCST 29 1:22 3 6 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 NCST 35 5:02 11 65 TD
7:29 NCST 15 1:32 4 2 Punt
4:38 CUSE 47 4:25 9 18 Game