Did the game today feel weird to you? I mean, not the losing part--of course that didn't feel weird--but the parts along the way to losing? Because it was all mighty strange. We saw NC State hold the ball for the first 11 minutes of the second quarter and run a ton of plays during the first half, leading to lopsided statistical splits between State and Tech...
State has 20 first downs, GT 11. State has 281 yards, GT 224. State had ball for 18:11 in first half. GT-11:49. Pack trail by 19.— Pack Pride (@PackPride) November 8, 2014
Plays in 1st half: NC State 51, Georgia Tech 26.— Powell Latimer (@PowellLatimerNR) November 8, 2014
NC State ran 26 straight plays at one point in the second quarter and Georgia Tech has 26 plays total— Lauren Brownlow (@lebrownlow) November 8, 2014
Then in the second half we saw State come out and, uh...
Things you don’t realize until you see it: NC State only had 3 drives in the second half against GT.— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) November 8, 2014
Also NCSU plays: 51 1st half, 12 second half. I don't even know how you do that— Powell Latimer (@PowellLatimerNR) November 8, 2014
So according to the unofficial box score: NCSU had the ball for about 5 minutes total in the 2nd half.— Powell Latimer (@PowellLatimerNR) November 8, 2014
Possession time officially was 5:19 for the second half, not even half of State's time of possession in the second quarter. Five minutes! Seriously, how do you even do that. How can a college football game go from one ridiculous extreme to another like this? Which all-powerful football god has been toying with our universe again?
I don't know, and honestly, it's probably best that I never know. Following NC State football through its ups and downs is perilous enough as it is.