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Brissett throws for 291 yards and three scores, leading two fourth quarter TD drives
RALEIGH, N.C. (GoPack.com) - Jacoby Brissett found Matt Dayes for a 35-yard strike down the right sideline with 1:37 left, as the Pack completed its comeback in the fourth quarter to start the 2014 season with a 24-23 win over Georgia Southern. The Pack's two TD drives in the fourth quarter covered 99 yards and then 75 yards to send the 54,273 Wolfpack faithful home happy.
WOLFPACK DRIVE OF THE GAME
NC State's 9 play, 75 yard TD drive in the fourth quarter to put the Pack up 24-23 with 1:37 left.
Down by six, NC State took possession of the ball at the 25-yard line. The Pack marched down the field in just 1:58 to score the go-ahead TD, a 35-yard Brissett to Dayes TD pass. Brissett's third TD pass of the game gave the Pack its first lead of the game, 24-23, with 1:37 left to play.
On the drive, Brissett went 8-of-9 for 75 yards, with all the plays on the drive a pass.
WOLFPACK DRIVE OF THE GAME - PART II
NC State's 12 play, 99 yard TD drive in the fourth quarter to cut the Eagles lead to 20-17 with 6:55 left.
After the Pack defense forced a Georgia Southern fumble on the Pack's 1-yard line, NC State went 99 yards in 12 plays in 4:08 to bring the Pack closer at 20-17 with 6:55 left in the game. Bra'Lon Cherry capped the drive with his second TD reception of the game, 11 yards from Jacoby Brissett.
On the drive, Brissett went 6-of-7 for 56 yards, with the last six plays of the drive all Brissett completions.