(0-1, 0-1 away)
(1-0, 1-0 home)
12:30 PM ET, August 30, 2014
Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC
Passing: J. Brissett (NCST) - 291 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: M. Breida (GASO) - 10 CAR, 87 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: M. Dayes (NCST) - 6 REC, 70 YDS, 1 TD
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jacoby Brissett threw for 291 yards and three second-half touchdowns to help North Carolina State beat Georgia Southern 24-23 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
Brissett connected with Matt Dayes on a 35-yard touchdown pass down the right sideline for the go-ahead score with 1:37 left.
Georgia Southern had one last chance, but Kevin Ellison's fourth-down pass from his own 28 fell incomplete with 1:02 left.
Bra'Lon Cherry caught two touchdown passes for NC State, which trailed 17-3 at halftime and 20-10 in the fourth quarter.
Ellison passed for 184 yards and rushed for 116 more to lead the Eagles. Matt Breida had a 61-yard touchdown run for Georgia Southern.
It was the first game as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision for the Eagles, who won six national championships in the Football Championship Subdivision before joining the Sun Belt Conference.
RALEIGH, NC - AUGUST 30: Jacoby Brissett #12 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack warms up prior to a game against...