RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Reggie Ball tossed a one-yard touchdown pass to Levon Thomas with just over seven minutes remaining as Georgia Tech rallied for a 24-14 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over North Carolina State.
With Ball struggling through a sub-par performance, the Yellow Jackets trailed, 14-7, at the intermission. Ball threw three interceptions, completing just 9-of-27 passes for 91 yards.
But Georgia Tech (5-3, 4-3) responded with 17 points in the fourth quarter and won for the first time this season without leading rusher P.J. Daniels, who is sidelined with a bruised knee.
Kenny Scott clinched the victory by returning an interception 49 yards for a TD with 1:22 to play.
Third-string running back Rashaun Grant rushed for 126 yards on 20 carries for the Yellow Jackets.
Jay Davis completed 22-of-38 for 234 yards for North Carolina State (4-5, 3-4) but also threw three interceptions and was sacked five times. T.A. McLendon was held to 50 yards on 18 carries.
Georgia Tech tied it, 7-7, on Ball's 10-yard TD pass to Jimmy Dixon with 2:48 left in the first half. But just over two minutes later, Marcus Hudson returned an interception 60 yards to give NC State a 14-7 lead.
The Wolfpack need to win their final two games to become bowl eligible under Chuck Amato for the fifth straight season.