NC State made the big plays on Saturday.
There was a perfect juxtaposition to Devin Carter’s touchdown catch, just a phenomenal overriding sense of “that was an incomplete pass.” There isn’t a good explanation for what materialized, but Carter made the best of what was a bad throw and snuck into the end zone with it.
That should be a back-shoulder throw to Carter, but it’s a bad miss by Devin Leary, and in the end it does not matter at all. Give Devin Carter one-on-one opportunities and he’s likely to win, though this one did strain credulity, if we’re being honest. What a brilliant play.
The second half of this game was a work of art across the board. NC State managed to answer every lingering question that existed after that Mississippi State road performance, showing pretty plainly how that was a fluke.
Boston College is by no means a bad team, even without its starting quarterback, and for State to dominate the Eagles the way they did in that second half, well, that’s a good solid piece of work. As they say in the football industry. (They probably don’t say that in the football industry.)