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N.C. State stuns No. 3 Florida State 17-16

By Aaron Beard

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Oct. 6 2012 9:51 p.m. MDT

North Carolina State's Tobais Palmer runs the ball as Florida State's P.J. Williams (26) tries to make the tackle during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.

Gerry Broome, Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mike Glennon found Bryan Underwood for a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 16 seconds left, helping North Carolina State rally to beat third-ranked Florida State 17-16 on Saturday night.

The Seminoles (5-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) appeared poised to strengthen their grip on their division, leading 16-0 at halftime behind a dominating defensive performance. But the Wolfpack (4-2, 1-1) inched closer after halftime before coming up with a game-turning blocked punt with 2:27 left, giving the ball back to Glennon at the FSU 43 with a chance to complete a stunning comeback.

Glennon marched the Wolfpack down the field and completed a pair of fourth-down passes, the second when he found Underwood alone over the middle to tie the game and take the lead on the ensuing point-after kick.

FSU drove near midfield in the final seconds, but the Wolfpack defense knocked down EJ Manuel's desperation heave near the goal line to end it.

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