Friday, October 17, 2008

Postgame notes, quotes from FSU-N.C. State

Postgame notes and quotes after N.C. State's 26-17 loss to Florida State at Carter-Finley Stadium.

- Florida State had the ball for 38 minutes, 16 seconds, the most for an N.C. State opponent this season. Each of the Wolfpack's last three opponents has had the ball for at least 35 minutes.

- N.C. State didn't have a turnover for the second straight game. It's the first time the Wolfpack has gone two straight games without a turnover since 2002.

- Freshman T.J. Graham set an N.C. State record for kickoff return yards in a season. Graham has 736 kickoff return yards. He broke the previous mark of 721 yards by Bobby Hall in 1968.

- N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson threw touchdown passes of 20 yards to Anthony Hill and 67 yards to Owen Spencer. Wilson has six touchdown passes and just one interception in 115 attempts.

- "The past three, four, five years, we've lost this kind of game. We've made too many mistakes in the past. It's especially difficult here at North Carolina State with a packed crowd and a loud crowd. I think our guys were all caught up watching that, and then we finally woke up and put things together." - Florida State coach Bobby Bowden

- "(Florida State) is a good team, but I feel we should have won that game." - N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson

- Ken Tysiac