We sat through all four quarters of NC State’s 34-0 loss to Florida State so you didn’t have to. Here is sixty minutes’ worth of pain condensed into one small dose that we hope is just a little bit easier to digest.
12:00 Great news from the injury report: No names were added after pre-game warm-ups.
12:08 Markus Kuhn with the big stop on 3rd & 1. Those people show up big in Oktober.
12:15 When we talked about how important is was for the Wolfpack defense to get off the field quickly, we didn’t mean they should give up 2-play touchdown drives. FSU 7, NCSU 0.
12:25 Throwing to one of our tight ends on is like voting. It’s the right thing to do, but understand that whomever you choose is still going to drop the ball and disappoint you.
12:27 We’d be a lot more impressed with E.J. Manuel if his highlight reel included plays against teams other than Duke.
12:35 Florida State’s kicker is wearing gold shoes and rubber bicep bands. This is one of the few times that it’s OK to hope that an opposing player gets badly injured.
12:41 Alright! We’re finally in Florida State territory! Oops. Nevermind, we just switched sides to begin the 2nd Quarter.
12:45 State has more first downs on the first 3 plays of the 2nd Quarter than they had in the entire 1st Quarter.
12:59 The Wolfpack completes their most successful drive of the game, as Niklas Sade misses a 51-yard FG without it being blocked. Still 10-0 ‘Noles.
1:00 Danny Kanell says that it was a bad hold on the field goal attempt because the laces were facing the kicker. Pretty sure that he only knows that because of Ace Ventura.
1:08 Lonnie Pryor scores on an 8-yard, 5-broken-tackle run. 17-0 Seminoles.
1:19 Bad news: Glennon’s pass is intercepted. Good news: Glennon throws further than Baumann kicks, and there was no return. Better than a punt.
1:31 E.J. Manuel with a great throw for a 20-yard TD strike. It’s a close game, as FSU leads NC State plus the points by a score of 24-18.5.
1:44 Halftime at Doak Campbell. The key stat of the first half: Florida State has managed to score 24 points, and State has not scored any.
1:58 ESPNU shows highlights of Yale leading Columbia 3-0 on a snowy field at halftime. It must be nice to be a fan of a team that can score like that.
2:12 Jack Nicklaus must watch a lot of Craig James, since he thinks it’s OK to step into a broadcasting booth and complain about how much playing time your family members are getting.
2:24 Mike Glennon fields a shotgun snap with his facemask. Maybe that’s why we run so many plays from under center nowadays.
2:33 “We may not win this game, but I’ve seen a lot of really positive things that I think the team will continue to build on.” – What Lee Fowler would say if he was still AD.
2:40 We’re in the 4th Quarter and Rob Stone and Danny Kanell have spent the last 10 minutes ignoring the game and talking about how they took batting practice on FSU’s baseball field. That’s about all you need to know about this game.
3:01 Brosius may or may not be fun to watch in the next few years, but Brosius will always be fun to say.
3:03 R.J. Mattes has to be helped off the field. That’s what you call adding injury to insult.
3:08 State is officially shut out for the first time since another 34-0 in the 2008 season opener against South Carolina. Bright spot of the day: The game only took a little over 3 hours to end.