Scores

Final

Ga. Southern 23

(0-1, 0-1 away)

NC State 24

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:30 PM ET, August 30, 2014

Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC

1 2 3 4 T
GASO 7 10 3 323
NCST 3 0 7 1424

Top Performers

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

Jacoby Brissett throws 35-yard TD with 1:37 left to rally Wolfpack

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Kevin Ellison run for no gain to the NCSt 1 Kevin Ellison fumbled, recovered by NCSt Monty Nelson
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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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GASO
NCST
1st Downs1826
Total Yards438464
Passing192291
Rushing246173
Penalties3-354-20
3rd Down Conversions6-147-15
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers11
Possession32:2727:33

Passing Leaders

Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kevin Ellison9/1618411.510
Favian Upshaw1/188.000
North Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jacoby Brissett28/402917.331

Rushing Leaders

Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kevin Ellison201165.8052
Matt Breida10878.7161
North Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Shadrach Thornton10737.3027
Matt Dayes6345.7013

Receiving Leaders

Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Zach Walker58416.8051
Kentrellis Showers25929.5130
North Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bo Hines9859.4019
Matt Dayes67011.7135

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGASONCST
TD9:07Matt Breida 61 Yd Run (Alex Hanks Kick)Watch Highlight 70
FG4:52Niklas Sade 41 Yd Field Goal Watch Highlight 73
SECOND QUARTERGASONCST
FG8:35Alex Hanks 32 Yd Field Goal 103
TD0:34Kentrellis Showers 29 Yd pass from Kevin Ellison (Alex Hanks Kick)Watch Highlight 173
THIRD QUARTERGASONCST
TD8:02Bra'Lon Cherry 6 Yd pass from Jacoby Brissett (Niklas Sade Kick)Watch Highlight 1710
FG3:23Alex Hanks 19 Yd Field Goal Watch Highlight 2010
FOURTH QUARTERGASONCST
TD6:55Bra'Lon Cherry 11 Yd pass from Jacoby Brissett (Niklas Sade Kick)Watch Highlight 2017
FG3:35Alex Hanks 31 Yd Field Goal Watch Highlight 2317
TD1:37Matt Dayes 35 Yd pass from Jacoby Brissett (Niklas Sade Kick)Watch Highlight 2324