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Dyer's 173 rushing yards, including 46-yard clinching TD, help Louisville top N.C. State 30-18

  • Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker (9) nearly loses the football trying to get away from North Carolina State's Jack Tocho (29) after making a  reception in the first half of thei  NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

    Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker (9) nearly loses the football trying to get away from North Carolina State's Jack Tocho (29) after making a reception in the first half of thei NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisville wide receiver Eli Rogers (6) is pulled diwn in the end zone by  North Carolina State tackler Germaine Pratt  as Rogers catches a touchdown  in the first half of their NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

    Louisville wide receiver Eli Rogers (6) is pulled diwn in the end zone by North Carolina State tackler Germaine Pratt as Rogers catches a touchdown in the first half of their NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)  (The Associated Press)

  • North Carolina State tight end David Grinnage (86) makes a touchdown pass reception over the top of Louisville defender James Burgess (13) in the first half of their NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

    North Carolina State tight end David Grinnage (86) makes a touchdown pass reception over the top of Louisville defender James Burgess (13) in the first half of their NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)  (The Associated Press)

Michael Dyer rushed for 173 yards, including a game-sealing 46-yard touchdown run with 44 seconds remaining, and Louisville held off North Carolina State 30-18 on Saturday.

The Wolfpack (4-4, 0-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) drew within 23-18 on Jacoby Brissett's 21-yard touchdown pass to David J. Grinnage with 2:21 remaining, but the 2-point conversion pass failed as Cardinals safety Terell Floyd knocked the ball from Na'Quan Brown's hands. The play was upheld upon review.

Louisville (6-2, 4-2) recovered the onside kick and Dyer burst through the left side for the clinching TD, capping his biggest day with the Cardinals since transferring last year from Arkansas Baptist College. The former Auburn star and 2011 BCS championship game offensive MVP finished with Louisville career bests in yardage and carries (24).

Louisville senior wide receiver DeVante Parker added nine receptions for 132 yards receiving in his return from a left toe injury in August.