NC State holds on to beat UCF in St. Petersburg Bowl
Jacoby Brissett completed 15-of-26 passes for 262 yards with one touchdown.
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) -
Matt Dayes rushed for two touchdowns in the third quarter as the North Carolina State Wolfpack capped off a remarkable turnaround season with a 34-27 win over the UCF Knights Friday night in the St. Petersburg Bowl.
Jacoby Brissett completed 15-of-26 passes for 262 yards with one touchdown for the Wolfpack (8-5), who had gone 3-9 in coach Dave Doeren's first season in 2013.
Dayes totaled 78 yards on 13 carries, while his backfield mate, Shadrach Thornton, rushed 17 times for 96 yards and added a touchdown pass.