NC State defeats Syracuse 42-29 in balanced attack

North Carolina State quarterback Jacoby Brissett (12) looks to pass while under pressure from Syracuse's John Raymon (50) during the first half of the Wolfpack's game against Syracuse at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Jacoby Brissett passed for 235 yards and two touchdowns to help North Carolina State beat Syracuse 42-29 on Saturday.

Reggie Gallaspy rushed for 81 yards and a touchdown for the Wolfpack (6-4, 2-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who improved to 8-1 all-time against the Orange.

N.C. State rolled up 511 total yards, including 276 on the ground, in a balanced attack.

Zack Mahoney passed for 152 yards and two touchdowns for Syracuse (3-8, 1-6).

The Orange suffered their eighth consecutive loss, six of which have come by double digits.

Jordan Fredericks had a 75-yard touchdown run for Syracuse on the first play of the second half to cut N.C. State’s lead to 21-16, but the Orange never got closer.

The Wolfpack answered with a 73-yard scoring drive capped by a 5-yard touchdown catch by Jumichael Ramos.

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