Miami 44, State 37

State Miami beat State 44-37 in a game that will long live in infamy in the Hall of Fame of all-time worst performances.

Short version: Despite outgaining Miami 664-651, State’s defense couldn’t stop the big play — Amerson was responsible for all six Miami TDs — and State’s offense gave the ball away six times, including a fumble by Palmer on the Miami one yard line. The crucial turnover was Glennon’s pick with 48 seconds left that set up the subsequent 62-yard TD game-winning TD pass with only 19 seconds left.

More to come…maybe.

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90 Responses to Miami 44, State 37

  1. Since74 09/29/2012 at 11:58 PM #

    15 penalties. 6 fumbles. Amato-esque.

  2. OldWuf 09/30/2012 at 12:51 AM #

    FSU is going to have a field day against our defense. It is getting very tiring repeating this cycle year after year. Weren’t we supposed to have moved beyond this pattern? I think we might be able to find another clean coach that could win.

  3. NCSU Whammer 09/30/2012 at 1:43 AM #

    What does pressure on the quarterback do when the defensive backs are continually beat by 20+ yards? Our offense looks good if we remember to use the balls without grease on them, even with a complete second team offense. I want to say can tom, but what better can we do? And for Amerson, if you cant blame him for the loss…. almost every touchdown was somehow connected to his bad play except for the one that hit bishop in the hands/helmet/body which he was still beat on just got lucky bishop was their to take some of the heat off of him. And the field goal. Just wtf was that? intentional offsides? On the bright side we played the absolute worst game of football and it still took a blown coverage 62 yard pass play in the last minute to beat us.

  4. NCSU Whammer 09/30/2012 at 1:45 AM #

    And this was a chuck amato coached game without the loads of talent and passion/effort

  5. BureauOfMines 09/30/2012 at 5:39 AM #

    It was another 1st quarter blow out. There’s a pattern here. They are repeating mistakes.

  6. MISTA WOLF 09/30/2012 at 7:28 AM #

    I think next week should determine TOB’s status for next year. If we play as shitty as we did today then his ass must be cut loose headed into our off week.

  7. MISTA WOLF 09/30/2012 at 7:29 AM #

    I think next week should determine TOB’s status for next year. If we play as crappy as we did today then his ass must be cut headed into our off week.

  8. MattN 09/30/2012 at 7:30 AM #

    I am now not at all sure Mike O’Shame was a worse coach. He at least could recruit (Rivers).

  9. inhoc... 09/30/2012 at 7:45 AM #

    Is there anything notible that has come out of the post game press confrences…etc?

    I still cannot even bring myself to go listen or look at any stats….

  10. Pack1998 09/30/2012 at 7:48 AM #

    I woke up this morning and had to just laugh, thinking about how that game ended.

    Miami is not good . . . at all. If we just run the ball all game we probably win easily. It seemed we had our way on the ground.

    Amerson may not be able to go pro now. I actually doubt his 40 time is that good, he doesn’t seem to have recovery speed. Probably a free safety at the next level.

  11. Pack1998 09/30/2012 at 7:51 AM #

    . . . and there was a Brandon Barnes sighting. And then there wasn’t. Kid looked good out there when giving the chance.

  12. PackCracker 09/30/2012 at 8:40 AM #

    I went to the Tennessee game and commented after the game on this site that I wasn’t giving up on TOB yet because I thought we were a few big plays out of that game. After that mess yesterday, I’m giving up. There seems to be no adjustment, ever, by this coaching staff. And when I’m able to yell at the tv on an offsides “He’s going to throw it on a free play!!!” while the defense stands around and gives up a TD, I’m not sure how much coaching is going on. And if TOB is such a discipline coach (is Mustafa being held at a black site?), why can’t he discipline people during the game and sit Amerson’s butt on the the bench and put somebody in there who can pay attention to the game and hasn’t spent the summer reading how good they are?

    I don’t think we’ll ever accomplish anything of note under TOB. And if we won’t fire him because we think we could end up with something worse, we might as well bring Jed back and let him run us back into the ground. At this point, might as well start emailing DY and see what happens.

  13. wolfonthehill 09/30/2012 at 8:42 AM #

    ^ Unbelievably short-sighted and reactionary coaching is what you saw there. “Shadrach, you fumbled one time – so you’re out.” “Barnes, now you fumbled one time – so YOU’RE out.” WTF?!?!?!? Know your guys – play your best ones. If you’re still figuring out your best guys in Week 5, you have zero ability to evaluate ability.

    This is IN SPITE OF the fact that TOB said just a few weeks ago that he’s not going to have 3 backs in the rotation – it’s just too many. Well, 2 of those top 3 went out… should make it simple, right? Play Creecy, and use Barnes or Shadrach as the #2. Wrong – still a 3-headed beast, just a different one. Again – inconsistency and seemingly reactionary coaching.

    Just not seeing much to be encouraged about. When a TOB team has no discipline, it has no chance.

  14. RedRiver 09/30/2012 at 8:50 AM #

    We looked completely unprepared to handle the Miami Offense, and the give aways killed us. Completely unacceptable.

  15. gtspack 09/30/2012 at 8:58 AM #

    Same old thing with TOB. We start off playing like crap at the begining of the season and finish strong at the end. That’s fine in basketball because you have tournaments at the end of the season. In football that is not an option if you want to be successful. TOB can truly make 1 and 2 star recruits much better in a season but in college football you have to be good from start to finish. OK DY it’s time to pull another rabbit out of the hat.

  16. Wulfpack 09/30/2012 at 9:05 AM #

    What is frustrating about yesterday’s game is that Miami, let me say that again, Miami, was the more disciplined team. And it wasn’t even close. I have no idea what was going on yesterday but that looked like a pile of crap. That goes on the coaching staff. Kids keep making the same mistakes over and over again. TOB said as much, it’s on him to get it corrected and he did not.

  17. ADVENTUROO 09/30/2012 at 9:11 AM #

    Pure info request
    Only online contact I could find has a 12/31/2013 termination. Cannot find any extension info. Is the original still in effect?

  18. TLeo 09/30/2012 at 9:27 AM #

    I am totally baffled I must admit. If a coach is going to take a player out of the game after one fumble and then replace the next after one fumble , then why the hell leave in a DB who is continually getting beat? I woukn’t want to leave in a RB who constantly fumbles but my gosh, one mistake and you jerk him out when he is gaining good yardage for you. I am really starting to believe that the real problem is this coaching staff more than the players.

  19. GotNCState 09/30/2012 at 9:32 AM #


    However, we are NCState, in the ACC. We have always been as good as we’re gonna be. And that’s as good as it’s gonna get, in Football.

    It stinks, I know. But I’ve come to accept it.

    DY will do what’s best, when necessary.

  20. mak4dpak 09/30/2012 at 10:36 AM #

    The more I think about it, maybe Amerson was prompted to help Miami out, for some financial incentive. But as was said, RBs fumble they come out, same rule should apply to Amerson. If it happens next week, after the first time, put his sorry butt on the bench. I still can’t believe that 3 guys let Dorsette catch that winning TD. Who would have thought 3 on 1, and of course we lose. Not so upset about Glennon passing on the interception, but he and his receivers need to make dang sure they are on the same page when time is running out, and the game is on the line.

  21. Aceman 09/30/2012 at 10:36 AM #

    I have been a fan of TOB because I have liked how he makes our players responsible for their actions, especially off the field. But I am officially over him and his staff. He is way too stubborn which breeds predictability. I’m done with it.

    And did anyone else notice the whistle coming from the stands? Seemed like I heard it on multiple off sides calls against us. Perhaps that was a contributing factor in our defense giving up at times.

  22. Texpack 09/30/2012 at 11:19 AM #

    Pathetic. undisciplined, unintelligent, unprepared all describe the game yesterday. If you watched some of the replays you’ll see lots of jogging on defense. We didn’t even have good effort yesterday.

    What is the upside to keeping TOB around?

    I was at State for all three Monte Kiffin seasons. He was as good as TOB. O’Cain was better. Tom Reed is the only coach I can remember at State that was clearly worse than TOB. The man has retired on the job. Lee Fowler should be proud.

  23. WolftownVA81 09/30/2012 at 11:25 AM #

    In year 6, the patterns seem to be fairly well established. I thought the TN game was a fluke but that was wishful thinking. I’m tired of watching boring and sloppy football by an unprepared football team. I think our players are better than we’ve seen so far – I put 80% of our problems on coaching. I’m ready for a change. I’ve already gotten committed to going to the VA game but won’t spend any more of my money watching Wolfpack football live until we have a new staff. I’m out financially.

  24. NOT A FAN OF BLUE 09/30/2012 at 12:18 PM #

    I have no major problem with keeping TOB; he is a steadying force; and he runs a clean program; but we need to 86 re-treads Bible and Archer. Need to bring in a couple of top recruiters. And I hate to bust on #1; but until he earns a starting role, he needs to sit.

  25. LRM 09/30/2012 at 2:00 PM #

    “At this point Yow could bring in the Fridge. Maryland fired him after he was ACC coach of the year. He’d coach circles around our current staff!”

    Yow tried to fire Friedgen, but was unsuccessful.

    The scariest thing we learned yesterday is that we’re WAY slower than Miami.

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