Danny O'Brien threw for a career-high 417 yards with four touchdowns to Torrey Smith. Maryland kept North Carolina State out of the ACC championship game by winning 38-31.
The Wolfpack, now 8-4/5-3, scored on their first two possessions to take a 14-0 lead. But the Terrapins, also now 8-4/5-3, rallied behind O'Brien, who made up for a running game that finished with negative yardage.
North Carolina State ends up in a second-place tie with Maryland behind Florida State, who faces Virginia Tech in the ACC championship game on December 5th.
Wolfpack coach Tom O'Brien, when asked, said about the loss: "They're really crushed. I don't think they fully comprehend what a great year they've really had, when you look at eight wins, the history of our school and how many times it's been done."
Especially when a lot of us thought NC State wouldn't be worth a flip-and-a-half.
Jason Jennings watched the end of the end...