"We didn’t come out and execute the way we wanted to. They came out and made a few plays."
"We got down there two times...and I have just got to do a better job of getting us in the end zone."
"It is a tough loss. We’ve got a great group of seniors. It is tough to send those guys out on this note but we just have got to wake up tomorrow and get ready to do what we have got to do."
"I can agree with [the assertion that NC State came out flat]. just think we missed a lot of tackles in that first quarter."
"They ran some plays that they hadn’t ran in a long time. They brought some plays back from last year. They had plays off of plays."
"I think they just executed at the right time. They wanted it."
"It is one of those things where you have got to keep pressing on defense. Keep getting stops and get the ball back to the offense."
"It is a long game. We had three more quarters left. At no point did we have our heads down."
"They executed better than we did. I think from the second quarter on, we started to execute better. If we had played the way we did the last three quarters we would have been in that game and possibly have won that game. Obviously, you can’t come out like that."
"Obviously, I want this program to keep building. I want this program to reach higher heights--way past my time here. I want this football team to become a dynasty. This is going to be the first step--trying to win the bowl game. This is my helping period--my time to help build the dynasty and I think that bowl game will be the start going into the offseason.I know these guys are going to work hard and do what they have to do to get better for next season."
"We just have to get ready for the bowl game. These bowl practices are everything."
"The whole mindset was it was just the first quarter. Even though we went down big early. it is still the first quarter. We still had three more quarters to play."
"I feel like we did respond. We ran out of time and didn’t make enough plays."
"They were running fast. We just have to get adjusted to that tempo. It took too long to bounce back."
"We definitely want to work for another win so our seniors can leave State with a win."