Bitter: Don’t Be Fooled — NC State Defeat Was A Dud For Virginia Tech

Kevin “KC” Concepcion and NC State controlled the game against Virginia Tech from start to finish. (Ivan Morozov)

Don’t be deceived by the one-score margin, the final yardage totals, the fourth-quarter push or Brent Pry’s optimistic quotes afterward about second-half resilience.

That was a dud, plain and simple.

The scoreboard will read NC State 35, Virginia Tech 28, but it wasn’t that close. When the game mattered, the Wolfpack ate the Hokies’ lunch Saturday night in Lane Stadium. 

Surprisingly, NC State (8-3, 5-2 ACC) did it offensively. A group that came into the night averaging just 17.8 points a game in conference play kept Tech off-balance with a devastating and efficient combination of quarterback Brennan Armstrong and do-it-all receiver KC Concepcion.