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Andrew Cyr | NCAA.com | October 6, 2017

WATCH: Samuels breaks open 79-yard catch-and-run

  Jaylen Sameuls' 79-yard gain set up NC State's second quarter field goal.

Both Louisville and North Carolina State entered Thursday night's primtime matchup as two teams built on high-scoring offenses. Each program has averaged more than 34 points per game this season.

With the Cardinals and Wolfpack tied at seven midway through the second quarter, with points coming at a premium, NC State finally broke open a big play on what was designed to just pick up a first down deep in its own territory. 

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On second down and with six yards to go from their own 13-yard line, the Wolfpack's Jaylen Samuels ran a simple stick route and slipped past the defense before breaking it open 79 yards to the Louisville 8-yard line. Samuels escaped a pair of defenders after the initial catch and broke one tackle around midfield to set up a 21-yard field goal after an ensuing Ryan Finley touchdown pass was waved off.

Watch Samuels' full catch-and-run here:

Samuels finished the game with seven receptions for 104 yards as No. 24 NC State upset No. 17 Louisville 39-25 at home.

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