2010 Champs Sports Bowl Champions

Congratulations to NC State Head Football Coach, Tom O’Brien for winning his 100th game tonight as the Wolfpack defeated the #22 ranked West Virginia Mountaineers to win the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl.

NC State finishes the season 9-4, tying the second most amount of wins in school history.

(The Associated Press recap states “Only the 2002 team that went 11-3, led by Philip Rivers, had won at least nine games.” However, this is incorrect, as the Pack have won nine games now a total of nine times: 1967, ’74, ’75, ’78, ’91, ’92, ’94, 2002, ’10.)

In a point to prove that God really does care — Nate Irving sacked the quarterback and caused a fumble on his last collegiate play. I hope he knows how much we all love him for his character as well as his play.

Let’s look forward to parlaying this momentum and positive national attention into some strong recruiting gains in the last month before signing day. 

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56 Responses to 2010 Champs Sports Bowl Champions

  1. WV Wolf 12/28/2010 at 11:36 PM #

    Great win for the Pack, a little bittersweet personally, but a nice way to end the season. The d-line did a great job getting pressure on Geno and the Pack did a good job capitalizing on WVU mistakes. The announcers talked up the coaching change way too much but, with all due respect to State’s D, after that offensive performance you can see why Luck did what he did.

  2. tractor57 12/28/2010 at 11:40 PM #

    The headline of this post is why I finally decided I was not in favor of a playoff.
    Half of the teams that go to bowls are champions of something.

  3. highstick 12/28/2010 at 11:58 PM #

    All I can say is “Heckuva pick, Jarvis”!!! Maybe he can play “both ways”!!

  4. NCStatePride 12/28/2010 at 11:58 PM #

    Everyone is thanking the seniors Russel Wilson and Nate Irving, but lets give credit where it is due to senior Josh Czajkowski who scored 3 FG for the Pack tonight to keep us in the lead most of the game. I know he’s only played 3 years of football, but I think he’s done, isn’t he?

  5. BJD95 12/29/2010 at 12:04 AM #

    I expect our OL will be dominant next year, with Allen and Wallace first team all-ACC. And with Rob Crisp ready to play.

    I worry about WR, DL, and finding leadership on both sides of the ball.

    And Adrian Wilson is a Pro Bowl starter. Good day in Wolfpack land.

  6. ShavlikLeague 12/29/2010 at 12:10 AM #

    Congrats to the team, a lot of hard work payed off. Excuses can be made by the media, WV’s offense wasn’t what it used to be, blah, blah, blah. Bottom line is that Tenuta’s blitz packages kept Geno off-balance almost the entire game. Period, end of story, Pack wins. Thank you, RW, Nate and the rest of the crew for a GREAT season, so proud. Looking forward to next year…GO PACK!!!

  7. wufpup76 12/29/2010 at 12:25 AM #

    Glad you singled out Czajkowski – definitely deserving of a nod and I believe he is done this season.

    Also – glad you said something about the tv production WV, because they REALLY belaobored the coaching change situation. If you were sitting at a bar just casually paying attention to the game you wouldn’t have any idea what was going on b/c the announcing crew rarely talked about the actual game going on. It really got under the skin after a while.

    And I know I’m biased, but it took them until the under 4 minute mark of the game to give State credit for anything … and then after the game all Lou and Mark could talk about was WVu and how bad they looked and the coaching change as opposed to even talking about a win for the other team (State). Espn definitely had blinders on for the WV coaching situation – but then again at least they weren’t talking about Herb (though Seth Davis will strike again in the near future no doubt).

  8. skippyjon jones 12/29/2010 at 12:27 AM #

    Great game, great way to end the season, awesome for Nate and RW…enjoy today for what it is. Go Pack!

  9. turfpack 12/29/2010 at 12:43 AM #

    Great Win guys!!!!!! Way to finish the season….. 9-4 sounds great!!!! Nate and the Sr’s thanks for memories in 2010. Thanks TOB for turning the corner.
    Also…. don’t we have alot of guys coming back in 2011?

  10. BJD95 12/29/2010 at 3:34 AM #

    When ESPN has a pre-arranged narrative (and they almost always do), they will beat it into the ground. Such was the case last night.

    And Lou Holtz is a bitter, quasi-senile, spittle-spewing moron. Perhaps he hasn’t always been this way. But he is now. I’m surprised that he didn’t work in how last night’s game was proof of Notre Dame’s re-emergence.

  11. JEOH2 12/29/2010 at 3:55 AM #

    Russell said himself…at the presentation of the MVP award of the game, he was trying to get the pass to Owen and Jarvis just happened to pull it down…

    Also Nate made a comment in relation to something a WVU player said about our uniforms…would make for a great Addidas commercial…

    GREAT atmosphere despite the cold, WVU fans were very cool and respectful, we certainly did turn out well for the game…great experience…

  12. tractor57 12/29/2010 at 7:50 AM #

    Think maybe WV is planning to change coaches? Who knew.
    Too bad the game did not match ESPN’s preconceived notions.

    The game itself would have been a great story …

  13. pooh 12/29/2010 at 8:11 AM #

    God I miss football already.

    I will never forget Wilson or Irving as two of the very best to ever put on an NCSU uniform.

  14. Wolfpack_1995 12/29/2010 at 9:22 AM #

    Post Game thoughts:

    Will really miss NATE! Should have number retired imo.

    Hope Wilson comes back.

    Also need more speed for next year.

    Great way to end season! GO PACK.

  15. NCSU84 12/29/2010 at 9:52 AM #

    I too will miss Wilson and Irving. But many players contributed to this win. Let’s not forget Bishop’s interception. Had he not made this play and WVU scored, the entire complexion of the game would have changed. Other plays were just as important (3rd down conversions, stripping the ball to create fumbles, special teams, etc.) Good job Pack and congratulations on a great nine win season.

  16. wolfpackdawg 12/29/2010 at 9:58 AM #

    God Bless Jon Tenuta.

    Any rumors about him not staying around?

  17. wolfdog1 12/29/2010 at 10:03 AM #

    We looked terrible at times. We were playing a highly overated team that is and will be overated in the future. As far as the win we should have beat them a lot worse than we did. Glad we can kick field goals. Lou Holtz commented on ESSPN that State should have won more games during the seasons than we did. How true. However the mentality with this crowd in Raleigh is to think that we have a real outstanding football program in tack under Coach “O”. No wonder they think we are mentally retarttteeed at UNC-C.

  18. BassPacker 12/29/2010 at 10:28 AM #

    Great win no matter how you sum it up. Some great plays and some bad plays with dropped passes but its still a great win. And wolfdog, speak for yourself. Most think we are on the right track for a real football program. I personally don’t care what the UNC Cheats think about us but I will say this. One program has beaten the other 4 of the last 4 meetings with out questionable tactics so compared to Carolina, we ARE an outstanding football program.

  19. burnbarn 12/29/2010 at 10:49 AM #

    A great win for our team and a fine way for our seniors to go out… they deserved it. Yes, we could have been more dominating offensively, but overall it was a good performance.

    You have to be impressed with the pressure WVa’s 3 D Linemen got on RW all game… Either they are really good or our 5 OLs are not very good blockers. Looking forward to next season and how some of our holes ( QB, DL, WR, leadership) will be filled.

  20. Mike 12/29/2010 at 11:06 AM #

    I agree the ESPN game plan of talking about WVU coaching issues was way overblown. My question is this – Why are they praising the AD for running a guy out of town who went 9-4, 9-4, and 9-3 (before last night, now 9-4)??????? Come on ESPN, what is wrong with 9 win seasons? Anyone see the irony there? They would see WVU make a poor play on offense, and the announcers would say “there is the reason they are running the coaches out”. After all, they are WVU – who are they to think they should be winning more and playing for the BCS? They should be happy settling for whatever they get and be happy.

  21. Mike 12/29/2010 at 11:09 AM #

    Overall I was very pleased with the performance but there was one thing I was disappointed with. RW’s last pass was a TD throw – great memory to his career. I would have liked to have seen TOB put RW in for the 1st down play after the last turnover, take a knee, and put in Glennon to allow the fans to salute RW on his way off the field.

    The outcome was over at that point – a nice gesture to give RW the accolades he deserved (and then let Glennon come in the throw a couple to say he played in the game too).

  22. packfan03 12/29/2010 at 12:06 PM #

    Terrific end to a season. As in all sports, there were some moments we’d like to have back (ECU, Clemson) and some real fortuitous bounces (FSU, UNC).

    For those that gripe about what could have been, please realize that two additional losses “could have been” as well.

    How many of us thought 9 wins was possible this season when it all began?

    What a strange year in NCAA football (especially the triangle).

  23. WolftownVA81 12/29/2010 at 1:13 PM #

    Congrats to the players, coaches and fans who braved the cold weather to cheer on the Pack. Nice season.

  24. elvislives 12/29/2010 at 1:31 PM #

    Anyone remember the feeling about NC State football this time last year? If you would have told me in December 2009 that the Wolfpack would finish their 2010 season at 9-4 by beating the #22 ranked team in the country I would have pointed you in the direction of Dorthea Dix mental hospital. Quite a turn of events in one year’s time. Here’s to continuing the success into 2011 and beyond.

  25. TomPack 12/29/2010 at 1:46 PM #

    Image of the night was when the game was wrapped up and Nate and TOB hugged…that looked like a player who would go through a wall for his coach and team. He is going to be missed as will be Wilson. I hope what this game becomes is a launching point for State becoming a regular top 25 team and ACC contender every year. Now if we can just have a Vols upset win the bowl season will be perfect!

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