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QB Jacoby Brissett throws for 359 yards, RB Shadrach Thornton posts 145 yards of total offense
RALEIGH, N.C. (GoPack.com) - NC State jumped out to a 24-7 lead over No. 1 Florida State in the first quarter, but the Seminoles outlasted the Pack with a strong second half for the 56-41 road win at Carter-Finley Stadium. Pack QB Jacoby Brissett threw for a career-best 359 yards, and NC State scored the most points by a FSU opponent since 2010.
WOLFPACK DRIVE OF THE GAME - 1ST HALF
2 plays, 75 yard TD drive to open the game.
Before the smoke even left the stadium from the pregram fireworks, NC State found itself up 7-0 after scoring on its first possession of the game for the fourth straight week. After a touchback, Jacoby Brissett found David J. Grinnage for 21 yards on the game's first play, then Brissett found a wide open Bo Hines over the middle for a 54 yard catch-and-run to give the Pack the quick 7-0 lead just 18 seconds into the game.
NC State would score on its first four possessions of the game, all in the first quarter.
WOLFPACK DRIVE OF THE GAME - 2nd HALF
6 plays, 59-yard TD drive early third quarter.
After Florida State scored 14 unanswered points, the Pack took its first possession of the second half for a TD. NC State's Jerod Fernandez recorded his first of two interceptions of the day to give the Pack the ball at its 41-yard line. NC State went 59 yards in six plays, capped by a Jacoby Brissett-to-Matt Dayes 10-yard TD pass to extend the Pack lead to 31-21 2:09 into the half.