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Needing a win over Syracuse to keep hopes alive for the ACC Championship Game, the Wolfpack handled business on Saturday. Cory and Michael take a look back on how the Pack slowed down Cuse and put together its own explosive game plan.

How important were all three elements of the game for the Pack? Did the defense prove itself against the top running offense in the ACC? What comes next for State to close out the year against UNC?