SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Eric Dungey threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and Syracuse held off No. 22 North Carolina State 51-41 on Saturday night to become eligible for the postseason for the first time in five years.
Syracuse (6-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), which snapped a two-game losing streak last time out with a 40-37, double-overtime victory over North Carolina, improved to 5-0 in the Carrier Dome.
N.C. State (5-2, 2-2), which was coming off its first loss of the season, a 41-7 thrashing at No. 2 Clemson, fell behind early, rallied, then ran out of time at the end. Orange linebacker Andrew Armstrong sealed the victory with an interception at the Wolfpack 23-yard line with 2:18 left.
Syracuse coach Dino Babers did not reveal his starter at quarterback before the game, but Dungey got the nod over redshirt freshman Tommy DeVito, the hero in last week's victory. The senior responded in a big way, answering every challenge by the Wolfpack and their ace quarterback, Ryan Finley in a game punctuated by big plays by both stars. >> Read more
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