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. Packfan28 12/29/2010 at 2:44 PM #

    The thing that irked me most about Holtz was during the wrapup when he said “what I’d like to know is, how they haven’t won more games with Russell Wilson as their quarterback”. In other words, NC State coaches, you suck. Never mind the injuries, inexperienced players, and a bare cupboard when they took over. What a frigging bitter old man.

  2. elvislives 12/29/2010 at 3:25 PM #

    For more on Lou Holtz, click this link and watch the video.


  3. PoppaJohn 12/29/2010 at 7:51 PM #

    TV coverage was lousy. (I really wish they would synch the radio coverage) State receivers had butterfingers all night.

    But I loved pretty much everything else. We saw a lot of strong play against the #22 team in the country & #2 defense – players that will be with us for a while.

    Isn’t it interesting that some SFN posters are calling WVU overrated now that we beat them? Maybe we were just that good! Reminds me of the old Groucho line, “I wouldn’t join a club that would have me.”

    Well naysayers, I saw a team play pretty well – one that I was proud to call my own.

    Enjoy the moment Wolfpack Nation, that probably won’t happen again between now and March.

  4. Baccapacker 12/30/2010 at 9:32 AM #

    I agree with the players comments that next years team should have much higher goals. TOB finally seems to have them settled in and playing the right way after the mess that Chuck left and I expect our defense to be pretty strong since most guys are coming back and the secondary was very young these past two seasons. Only questions for me right now are QB play and WRs…. and can we please get a kicking game.

  5. DiscoStu65 12/30/2010 at 12:57 PM #

    Wow, that was the most fun I’ve had at a NC State game in a long time. Well worth the trip. I found the following stat to be pretty reflective of the outcome of the game. I heard that WVU only practiced 5 times in the month of December, while we practiced 15 times. In my opinion we were much better prepared for this game than WVU. I think Stewart found out that preparation is just as important as athleticism.

  6. mak4dpak 12/31/2010 at 8:09 PM #

    I made the trip to Orlando. Considering our lack of taking advantage of our trips to the red zone, giving the opposing QB quite a bit of time to pass the ball, and missing FGs, sounds like we could have lost. But we didn’t. Great win, with things to work on for next year. Just wish the weather had been more accomadating. Maybe next year, further south in the Orange Bowl.

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