RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Dave Doeren met with the media after the Wolfpack fell to No. 3 Clemson, 56-41, Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium.

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"I am proud of the way we fought. We didn't make enough plays, obviously, to win the game. Our offense kept playing. It was a good-back-and-forth game. I am proud of the guys for continuing to fight and make plays. Matthew Dayes got hurt and our tailback situation changed."

"We had a couple of opportunities to swing the momentum back and the offense kept playing. Nyheim's return was a great play."

"Obviously, as a coach you love to have that type of crowd and thank you for that."

"I am proud of the guys for continuing to battle."

"David Grinnage made some really nice catches. When you see guys straining and emotional losses like that, big games, you hate for the kids to be down like that. I am proud of not only how they prepared but how they came out to play against a really good opponent."

"I have not seen whatever happened on our sideline but I do know that one of our assistants got emotional and after the game he apologized to their coaches and the player involved. As far as I know, everything has been settled that way. I haven't seen it and don't know much about it but he did come up and tell me that he apologized to their staff and to Deshaun."

"I never felt like the game got away from us. We kept playing hard. We didn't give ourselves a chance to win the game last year. That was a four-quarter game tonight. There were a lot of great plays made on both sides of the football tonight. We were flat from start to finish last year. A lot of things were better."

"How many people have done that against them?"

"We didn't get the victory... get ready for a very physical game next week."

"I'm not going to turn my back on him.... I'll be positive with him."

"I don't know.  It's a toe injury. We just have to get an X-ray."


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