RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- It wasn't pretty, but No. 12 Florida State rallied to give coach Bobby Bowden a milestone victory.
The Seminoles managed only 121 yards of offense but found a way to knock off North Carolina State, 17-10, in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup.
Trailing 10-0 at the half, Florida State (8-2, 6-2 ACC) scored 17 unanswered points in the third quarter to give Bowden his 350th career victory.
James Coleman scored on a one-yard run and Lorenzo Booker gave the Seminoles their first lead with a four-yard TD run. Gary Cismesia capped the scoring for Florida State with a 44-yard field goal.
N.C. State (4-6, 3-5) lost its fourth straight contest and will not be going to a bowl game for the first time in five seasons.
The Wolfpack were even more inept on offense, managing only 123 yards and seven first downs.
John Deraney kicked a 28-yard field goal and Darrell Blackman scored on an 87-yard punt return in the second quarter for N.C. State.
Defense dominated in this one as the teams combined for just 16 first downs and each punted 11 times. Both defenses recorded five sacks and forced two turnovers. It was a stark contrast to last season's meeting, a 50-44 double overtime victory for the Seminoles.
The Wolfpack defense limited Florida State to 38 yards in the first half. The Seminoles defense was not to be outdone, allowing only 26 yards to N.C. State over the final two quarters.
Wyatt Sexton completed 5-of-18 passes for 73 yards and was intercepted once for the Seminoles. Leon Washington, returning after missing two games with a shoulder injury, was limited to 56 yards on 18 carries.
N.C. State's Jay Davis was 6-of-19 for 72 yards while the team's leading rusher, T.A. McLendon gained 23 yards on 14 rushes.