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October 27, 2012
CHAPEL HILL — The overriding theme of NC State's locker room following UNC's 43-35 win over the Wolfpack on Saturday afternoon was that it will be difficult to get over the loss, but they have no choice. Tom O'Brien asked his players if they wanted to quit, and he got the answer he was looking for.
"It's going to take a day or two to get over this," fifth-year senior left guard R.J. Mattes said. "It's a big in-state rivalry loss, to lose the way we did. We got a lot to play for. We can't have one loss turn into two. We still got four games left. We're going to come out and make sure we play hard all four and hopefully win all four."
Fifth-year senior cornerback C.J. Wilson gave the defense a big lift in his return to the field after an uneven season.
"It hurts, we all know it hurts," Wilson said. "As a senior, and my fellow seniors, we are just to talk to the team cause when we're up, we got to finish it. We missed a lot of opportunities."
The Pack is at home for the first time in over a month against Virginia next Saturday, who will be coming off a bye week.
"It's a tough loss, but we have to focus up and get ready for the next game," redshirt sophomore receiver Bryan Underwood stated.