As you can tell, we are still too depressed to spend much time harping on the dagger to the heart that we took yesterday. I am still emotionally and physically drained. ‘Miserable’ would be the more accurate description right now.
With this said, I am going to take a moment to turn your attention to our message forums if you are looking for some timely Wolfpack topics to discuss.
Of all the articles out there that I could’ve chosen to highlight today, I thought this one from Brett Friedlander might’ve done the best job of encapsulating why yesterday’s loss was so difficult for Wolfpackers – “Wolfpackâ€™s demise began long before decisive punt return”.
The play everyone will remember for years to come is the 74-yard punt return by Giovani Bernard with 13 seconds remaining to give North Carolina a stunning 43-35 victory against N.C. State at Kenan Stadium on Saturday.
That, however, was only the final, dramatic exclamation point in a series of pivotal mistakes â€“ many of them self-inflicted â€“ that helped ended the Wolfpackâ€™s five-game winning streak against the rival Tar Heels.
â€œIt looked good, senior offensive guard R.J. Mattes said after it was all over. â€œWe never capitalized when we should have,â€ senior offensive tackle R.J. Mattes said after it was all over. â€œWe stalled in the fourth quarter, obviously. Even though that punt return cost us the game, thatâ€™s not what caused it. We didnâ€™t capitalize when we should have.
If you are a real glutton for punishment, you can click here to try to count the penalties that Rob Cherry’s ACC Officiating crew missed on Gio Bernard’s punt return. I can’t bare to watch.