Virginia Tech has been left for dead since an unexplainable loss at home to James Madison the second week of the season. Well the paddles were applied to the chest of the Hokies, my guess that happened at halftime of the East Carolina game, and suddenly Virginia Tech has mended.
After spotting NC State 17 points the Hokies come back strong, espically in the second half as Virginia Tech put up 34 points to prevail over the Wolfpack 41-30.
"We made too many mistakes to give ourselves ultimately a chance to win the football game," N.C. State coach Tom O'Brien said.
"I have been proud of this program a lot of times, but I don't know if I been ever more proud than of what we got accomplished here tonight,'' Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer said. "I think we needed this one badly.
"We just hung in there and kept believing. And things didn't look great -- it looked kinda bad matter of fact -- but we kept battling and got it cranked up in the second half, and we pulled it out.''
WRAL-TV's Jeff Gravley has the story from Carter-Finley Stadium.
NC State head coach Tom O'Brien's post game comments. (Thanks WRAL-TV)
NC State quarterback Russell Wilson says Virginia Tech just made more plays. (Thanks WRAL-TV)
More from the Virginia Tech angle from Grant Kittelson from WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, VA.