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CJ Brown accounts for 5 TDs, Maryland bids adieu to ACC with 41-21 win over hapless NC State

  • Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown (16) runs for a 49-yard touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Raleigh, N.C., (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman)

    Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown (16) runs for a 49-yard touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Raleigh, N.C., (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Maryland linebacker Marcus Whitfield (41) gets up after sacking North Carolina State's Brandon Mitchell (8) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman)

    Maryland linebacker Marcus Whitfield (41) gets up after sacking North Carolina State's Brandon Mitchell (8) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown (16) runs for a 49-yard touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman)

    Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown (16) runs for a 49-yard touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ethan Hyman)  (The Associated Press)

C.J. Brown ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more, and Maryland beat North Carolina State 41-21 on Saturday in its final Atlantic Coast Conference game.

Brown rushed for a season-high 138 yards with touchdowns of 49, 2 and 3 yards and was 13 of 25 for 259 yards passing with TDs of 53 yards to Nigel King and 27 to Albert Reid.

Maryland (7-5, 3-5) went up 34-7 by scoring on its first six possessions, and held on for its first seven-win season since 2010. The Terrapins are leaving the ACC for the Big Ten next season.

Brandon Mitchell ran 3 yards for a TD and finished 21 of 31 for 200 yards with a 3-yard score to Tyler Purvis and a 5-yarder to Rashard Smith.

The Wolfpack (3-9, 0-8) lost their eighth straight and haven't dropped this many in a row in the same year since 1959.