Raleigh, NC -- Mike Glennon's 2-yard touchdown pass to Bryan Underwood with 16 seconds remaining capped a furious second-half rally that propelled North Carolina State to a stunning 17-16 victory over third-ranked Florida State in Atlantic Coast Conference action from Carter-Finley Stadium.
Glennon completed 30-of-55 passes for 259 yards -- all but 41 of which came after halftime -- and a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns as North Carolina State (4-2, 1-1 ACC) overcame a 16-0 deficit at intermission and knocked off a nationally-ranked Seminoles squad for the fourth time in the last nine years.
Florida State (5-1, 2-1) was also upset in Raleigh by a 28-24 count in 2010, when the program was ranked 16th at the time, and was also dealt defeats by the Wolfpack while in the national polls during the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
Quintin Payton caught six Glennon throws for 79 yards and Shadrach Thornton had 48 yards and a touchdown on four grabs for the Wolfpack, which outgained the Seminoles by a 256-112 margin in total yards over the final two quarters.
Chris Thompson rushed for 141 yards on 25 carries for Florida State, which was bidding for its first 6-0 start since its last national championship season in 1999.
Seminoles quarterback E.J. Manuel threw for 218 yards and a touchdown on 17- of-29 passing, but also had a critical interception that aided NC State's comeback.
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