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Another close game, but not a win.
Syracuse gave it a good effort, but again came up short. Although Syracuse was playing the hottest team in the division besides Clemson. Syracuse comes up short on the road again, 33 to 25.
Eric Dungey (30/47, 385yds, 1 TD, 1 INT, 2 Rush TD) had a good day, although he did turn the ball over again. Both Ervin Phillips and Steve Ishmael had standout days and have become reliable targets for Dungey. They did well on 3rd downs (7-17) and 444 total yards. 
Syracuse allowed 462 yards and really had trouble stopping the run all day. NC State was just too much on the ground. Syracuse got worn out and could not get the stops to prevent NC State points when they needed to.
Special Teams
Cole Murphy missed his only field goal attempt, but it was a really long attempt, so no fault there. Otherwise, kicks were good, and coverage was fine.
Syracuse had 12 penalties on the day for 93 yards total. That is a lot. Additionally, Syracuse has got to get more creative on both sides of the ball if they want to start stealing some victories. 
C+ (2.5)
Syracuse again gave it a good effort, but came up short against a read hot team in the division. Syracuse could only try and keep up as NC State dominated the first 15 minutes.
Syracuse now heads back to the Dome for Homecoming. Against old foe Pittsburgh. Syracuse has a chance to get a victory and get some momentum. Syracuse needs to play well obviously. But also, performing well in front of the alumni base is always advisable. They are they ones that donate after all.

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