Pack vs. Deacs – Raging Semi-Live Blog

This week, we have an interesting matchup (bad league foe on the road is a good acid test for a team likely to be on the bowl qualification fence), combined with a dearth of channel flipping options. Thus, you good people get to suffer through at least sort of a live blogging.

The early slate is quite meh (living up to my expectations), so I have nothing clever to say pre-kickoff. See you in 90-ish minutes.

3:07 – I assume (and am prepared to be furious when said assumption is wrong) that FSCR will break away from the Ball State/WaHooWa thriller for our kickoff. Third quarter just ended in HooVille.

3:18 – The Holes are officially dead in the water. Huzzah!

3:33 – Time to switch feeds, fuckwits.

3:38 – Fury has begun, full force.

3:40 – I have seen FSCR cut away to the Holes and Devils on numerous occasions. But not for NC State, when they can show the end of an uncompetitive MAC blowout of an out-of-state team. Total f-ing bullshit.

3:43 – This is how one gets treated in Swoffy’s ACC. One set of rules for the blues, one for everyone else.

3:48 – Per GameTracker, teams have traded touchback punts.

3:52 – 4th and 2 from Wake 35 – we should have gone for it or kicked a FG. QB pooch punt was a weak call.

3:54 – Ball State can run out the clock now. Thank God. But count on a coach interview and a long commercial break. Because we aren’t one of the blues.

3:56 – Oh goodie. We get Wes Durham too.

3:57 – Ridiculous spot and Wake will have a first down inside our 15. Punting is a bad idea in any close situation. Exhibit A.

4:01 – First score of the game is a Wake TD. FFS. Same shit, different year.

4:02 – Do remember that Wake’s defense has struggled even more than its offense. We should score plenty. SHOULD.

4:05 – Possible kickoff return fumble. Nobody saying anything, though I think down by contact. Not looking like our day.

4:09 – Offense on the move. Need to finish this drive. LiveBlog will take a cooking break now.

4:47 – Cooking completed, and Wake has bled a shitton of clock. 7-3, nearing the two minute non-warning.

4:50 – Wake with a silly 14 yard punt. Stupid, now we need to capitalize.

4:52 – Wide open deep throw, perfect by Thomas…and it’s dropped. Flat out dropped. Wake’s front seven is so slow that Thomas is killing them with his LEGS. It’s the only thing that’s working for us.

5:01 – It’s a half full of coaching Karma – we also punish Grobe’s weak punt decision with seven, and it’s 10-7 Pack.

5:02 – Was feeling good until the secondary shat the bed. Ugh.

5:04 – Aaaaaannnnd the game feed goes kaput. Mickey Mouse crap.

5:06 – Per GameTracker…TD pass to Campanaro on 3rd and goal. 6 seconds left. Good Lord.

Your Halftime Score – Wake 14, State 10.

5:26 – In case you were wondering, Clemson murdering Cuse even worse than they did Wake. Miami on the march to take the lead. I think they are really just a rich man’s Maryland – good enough to win 7-8 games against an ACC schedule, but no threat to Clemson or FSU.

5:29 – Now that I can see the replay…Campanaro WAS double covered, but each guy foolishly bit on the double move. Duh, it was third and goal FFS.

5:31 – Smith’s injury is huge – this kind of front seven would be sliced and diced by the jet sweep.

5:35 – What would have been a 60-yard TD to Underwood is just a yard or two overthrown. Ramos’ circus catch is wasted and State will punt.

5:39 – Empty backfield, somehow NOBODY diagnoses the OBVIOUS QB draw.

5:41 – Better late than never I guess.

5:43 – FG is good, lead is seven. But no…we ROUGHED THE FUCKING KICKER.

5:48 – Immediate TD and State is in deep wolfshit.

5:53 – Offense is on the move again. Gonna need at least two TDs.

6:00 – The toss sweep is ineffective, 4th and goal. Kicking the FG, ugh.

6:11 – Now the defense steps up, and the offense fades. Very frustrating. And my kids are fighting over shoes. Fucking shoes. This is my life.

6:13 – ACC football. Still a dumpster fire. 3rd quarter is kaput, 21-13 Wake.

6:17 – Three and out redux. On the bright side…terrific punt.

6:21 – That was NOT a horsecollar. But Campanaro convinces the gullible ref anyway. Again…God, how I hate the ACC.

About BJD95

1995 NC State graduate, sufferer of Les and MOC during my entire student tenure. An equal-opportunity objective critic and analyst of Wolfpack sports.

'13 Football Big Four Rivals

332 Responses to Pack vs. Deacs – Raging Semi-Live Blog

  1. Wufpacker 10/05/2013 at 2:46 PM #

    It’s kinda sad when an SEC matchup has nearly equal interest for me.

    But hey, at least I can see ECU/MTSU in it’s entirety, in HD glory, if I so choose.

    I hate the frigging desert.

  2. Gowolves 10/05/2013 at 3:00 PM #

    Maryland is taking a beating from FSU. I have to say I love that.

    ^i thought you were making plans to move back east?

  3. Khan 10/05/2013 at 3:05 PM #

    State. Win. Guaranteed.

  4. BJD95 10/05/2013 at 3:06 PM #

    Indiana 42, Team Bad Touch 17. Healing!!!!!

  5. Gowolves 10/05/2013 at 3:10 PM #

    Nut U is giving it to the cavalier. Not a good look for the “revamped and improved” ACC.

  6. redisgood 10/05/2013 at 3:21 PM #

    They better break away. This damn game is taking forever. I flipped over to it at 2:50 with 1:45 to go in the 3rd. 30 minutes later they have played 4 1/2 minutes of actual game time.

  7. Wufpacker 10/05/2013 at 3:31 PM #

    Yes, my move east is imminent. Just not as imminent as I’d hoped.

    I have only myself to blame, however. One must take great care as to which anchors one allows to be attached to their necks.

    Live and learn.

  8. redisgood 10/05/2013 at 3:33 PM #

    And of course ESPN3 is blacked out.

  9. inhoc... 10/05/2013 at 3:36 PM #

    Fight at the unc vt game. U*nx player ejected. Didn’t have the sound turned up. Anyone see what happened?

  10. mikeD 10/05/2013 at 3:43 PM #

    Anyone know of an internet stream? I’m just far enough to the West to get blacked out on ESPN3, and my usual stream (firstrow) is showing the pierats vs MTSU instead of the NCSU game….

  11. inhoc... 10/05/2013 at 3:43 PM #

    And renner isn’t playing for the holes?

  12. NCSU88 10/05/2013 at 3:45 PM #

    Blacked out in northern VA

  13. Wufpacker 10/05/2013 at 3:45 PM #
  14. Texpack 10/05/2013 at 3:46 PM #

    Pack stops defaces after two first downs and gains two first downs in three plays

  15. packpowerfan 10/05/2013 at 3:47 PM #

    I can update from the Gamecast for a little while. Pete Thomas with a 7 yard rush on 3rd and 3 to the WF 43. 0-0 with 12:14.

  16. Texpack 10/05/2013 at 3:47 PM #

    Thomas scrambles across the 50 for another FD

  17. mikeD 10/05/2013 at 3:47 PM #

    Sweet – thanks!!! I’d like to witness our 1st win there in forever!

  18. Texpack 10/05/2013 at 3:48 PM #

    3rd and 9 at wake 47

  19. Texpack 10/05/2013 at 3:50 PM #

    4th and 2 at the wake 35. Line up to go for it and Thomas punts for a touchback

  20. Iremember87 10/05/2013 at 3:51 PM #

    We punt from the 35? Is TOB coaching again???

  21. Primewolf 10/05/2013 at 3:51 PM #

    Why are they showing the uva wipeout vs cutting over to our game. Ridiculous.

  22. gcpack 10/05/2013 at 3:51 PM #

    Classic redneck redbull,,,,Fedora benches their all time high yardage QB….its like Steve Logan said the other day on the radio…when you know your team isnt any good you decide the rest of the season is next year’s spring practice and you play all the young players to get ready for 2014 in this case.

    This guy is desperate to turn it around all ready.
    Also heard the blogger for ECU’s Bonesville say the other day that he questions the hiring of Fedora because he only really had one highly successful season at So. Miss. while loading up on JUCOs. If he really built a program at So. Miss how come they havent won a game in over a season?

    Love it.

  23. inhoc... 10/05/2013 at 3:51 PM #

    4th and 1.5, on the wake 33ish. Thomas quicks for a quick kick, neat.

  24. Primewolf 10/05/2013 at 3:52 PM #

    We gained 15 yds with that punt. TOB ball.

  25. Primewolf 10/05/2013 at 3:53 PM #

    the logic behind the punt defies any rational thinking. That may haunt the coaches if this is a close game.

Leave a Reply