"I thought we made too many mistakes. It's a tough loss for us. I thought there were big plays on both sides of the field. In the end, they were a better team than us today. They outlasted us."
On Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor:
"He was a difference maker tonight. He's done that a lot in the past. We couldn't get a handle on him. We tried to contain him and chase him down, but he was quicker than us."
On penalties committed by NC State:
"Penalties are bad, and we had too many. Too many of them post-snap. But that's what happens sometimes when you panic. Hopefully we can learn from this and get back on track next Saturday. We're 4-1. We've got to pick up our heads. Our goal now is to play these guys again."