RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest just couldn't find a way to get the ball to Michael Campanaro. It was one of the biggest reasons why the Demon Deacons are still chasing bowl eligibility heading into their final two games.

The receiver — who tied an Atlantic Coast Conference record with 16 catches last week — managed just five catches for 14 yards in Saturday's 37-6 loss at North Carolina State. It was part of a miserable day for the Demon Deacons offense, which managed just 185 total yards and reached the end zone just once.

"We had a lot of trouble separating," Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe said of his receivers. "They played a lot of man coverage, more than we expected. We struggled to get off man coverage and give Tanner (Price) time to throw."

Campanaro had grabbed at least nine catches in four games, including 13 against North Carolina and 12 more against Army. But facing constant pressure from cornerback Dontae Johnson, Campanaro's last catch went for a 3-yard loss on a short throw midway through the third quarter.

Campanaro accounted for Wake Forest's only touchdown, taking a lateral on a trick play and finding Terence Davis for a 39-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.

"N.C. State did a great job," Campanaro said. "They knew what to expect and put a lot of pressure on us. They were all over us all day."

For the Wolfpack, Mike Glennon threw two touchdown passes while Tobais Palmer returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score.

Logan Winkles and Asa Watson each had TD catches for the Wolfpack (6-4, 3-3 ACC). Tony Creecy also ran for a 1-yard touchdown for the game's first score as N.C. State jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the opening quarter.

Palmer then opened the second half with his end-zone-to-end-zone return, tied for longest in school history, to blow the game open and ensure the Wolfpack would remain in firm control.

The Wolfpack dominated up front, sacking Price five times and allowing the Demon Deacons (5-5, 3-5) just 16 yards rushing on 23 attempts.

While both teams were chasing that sixth win, this was about more than just a bowl trip for the Wolfpack.

After an upset of then-No. 3 Florida State and a win at Maryland, N.C. State controlled its own destiny in the Atlantic Division race to earn a spot in the league championship game in Charlotte. But rival North Carolina snapped a five-year losing streak to the Wolfpack with a final-seconds punt return for a touchdown, then N.C. State returned home with a lifeless performance in a 33-6 loss to Virginia last weekend.

Coach Tom O'Brien said the team had to relocate its pre-UNC form. The Wolfpack responded.

Glennon threw for 258 yards on 25-for-41 passing, while Shadrach Thornton ran for 110 yards on 27 carries in only the third 100-yard rushing game by an N.C. State player all season.

Price threw for 113 yards on 18-for-33 passing with an interception for Wake Forest.

This game might've been the best chance for the Demon Deacons to reach bowl eligibility. Next week, they travel to No. 4 Notre Dame, then return home for Thanksgiving weekend to face Vanderbilt, which won last year's meeting 41-7 in Winston-Salem.