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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – 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.