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GAME FACTS

What: NC State (4-4, 0-4 ACC) at Syracuse (3-5, 1-3 ACC).

When: Nov. 1 at 3:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.

Radio-TV: The game will be broadcast live on RSN. Wes Durham will handle the play by play, James Bates will serve as the color analyst and Jenn Hildreth will be on the sidelines. Wolfpack Capital Sports (101.5 FM) and its various radio affiliates throughout the state will carry the contest.

Coaches: NC State: Dave Doeren (7-13 at NC State, 2nd year, and 30-17 overall, 4th year). Syracuse: Scott Shafer (10-11 at Syracuse and overall, 2nd year).

History: NC State leads 6-1 overall and is 3-0 in games played at Syracuse. The Orange won 24-10 at NCSU last year for its first win in the series in the teams’ inaugural ACC meeting.

Syracuse Notes: The Orange is the only team in the Football Bowl Subdivision to be among the top 10 in fumbles recovered (tied for fourth with 11) and fewest fumbles lost (tied for seventh with just two) … Four different SU players have run for at least 100 yards in a game this season, the most since four separate Syracuse players did it in 1980 … Syracuse is 3-1 in 2014 and 5-2 under head coach Scott Shafer when a back rushes for at least 100 yards … Senior offensive tackle Sean Hickey is on both the Outland Trophy (top collegiate interior lineman) and Rotary Lombardi Award (lineman of the year) watch lists … Senior linebacker Dyshawn Davis has been placed on the Butkus Award watch list for the nation’s most outstanding linebacker … Davis is tied for the ACC lead with three forced fumbles … Senior linebacker Cameron Lynch was placed on Phil Steele’s midseason All-ACC team, and he leads the Orange with 63 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks … Senior punter Riley Dixon is on the Ray Guy Award watch list for the country’s best punter and is averaging 43.5 yards per kick … Syracuse’s total of four defensive touchdowns ranks third in the FBS.

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