Freshman running back Ricky Person Jr. scored three touchdowns while Wolfpack receiver Jakobi Meyers had a big day to help North Carolina State beat Florida State 47-28 on Saturday afternoon.
Meyers had nine catches for 125 yards and a score for the Wolfpack as they snapped a two-game skid to become bowl eligible for the fifth straight year.
It helped that the Wolfpack ran the ball well, with Person scoring twice on the ground in his return from injury while Reggie Gallaspy II ran for a career-best 106 yards. N.C. State scored the first 17 points and never let FSU closer than 10 again in a one-sided show.
Florida State quarterback James Blackman threw for a career-high 421 yards and four scores in starting for Deondre Francois, with two going to receiver Tamorrion Terry. But it didn’t stop the Seminoles from ending up with a second straight lopsided loss and moving to 4-5 (2-5 conference play) in Willie Taggart’s first year as head coach.