Ryan Finley threw three touchdown passes for N.C. State.
The Mars Hill Lions made the 4-hour trip to PNC Arena Friday night.
Fans say the team is stronger than it has been in years and excitement is building.
“Disappointed would be an understatement for how I feel for Braxton, he’s devastated,” first-year coach Kevin Keatts said.
The sixth straight victory by Notre Dame, now 7-1, avenged a 10-3 loss at N.C. State last year.
One team’s national championship hopes will be shattered with a loss.
Friday night fans got to meet their new coach Kevin Keatts.
Jaylen Samuels had a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown runs for the Wolfpack,
He currently has two years remaining on his contract.
Philip Rivers helped the Pack reach No. 14 in 2003 but finished the season unranked.