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Saturday, November 27, 2010
Last chance for NC State

By Heather Dinich

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- NC State is trailing Maryland 24-17 heading into the final quarter of its regular season. Whether it extends its season by one more game depends on whether the Pack can fluster Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien into some mistakes, cover Torrey Smith, and if the offense can finally get something going.

Maryland's defense deserves credit here in the second half, but NC State hasn't done much to help itself in this game with two turnovers and several dropped passes -- including one by tight end George Bryan in the end zone. The Atlantic Division title is on the line here, but NC State has yet to play like it.