Saturday, September 20, 2008

Huge win for the Wolfpack

That was a huge win for N.C. State today, as the Wolfpack derailed the East Carolina express, 30-24, in overtime in Raleigh.

I didn't see the game live but listened to most of it on the radio -- I'm assigned to cover Virginia Tech vs. UNC today. N.C. State just kept hanging around vs. No.15 ECU, didn't they? And this has to be one of the best days in Tom O'Brien's brief coaching career for the Wolfpack.

You have to be really impressed by the defensive timeout O'Brien took when N.C. State was down 21-17 and seemingly about to allow another TD to Virginia Tech in the fourth quarter. Instead, the Wolfpack had a great goal-line stand to keep themselves in the game and also held the Pirates to a field goal on another series inside the 10 in the fourth quarter.

So N.C. State just did what a resilient team does, and won it in overtime. Maybe the N.C. State-UNC game later this year is going to end up having a little more juice than usual.

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