Gibson went down in the third quarter of the Gator Bowl. NC State’s afternoon on Saturday was so rotten that it’s hard to know where even to begin, but perhaps the best example of State’s extreme misfortune-level was Grant Gibson’s knee injury, which he suffered while celebrating a touchdown.
Just about everything that could go wrong for NC State in the Gator Bowl did go wrong, and after a completely listless first half, the Wolfpack could not make enough plays to rally back from its 13-point halftime deficit to Kentucky.
In what might have been an inevitability after NC State canceled its game against Michigan, the Wolfpack decided to pause all basketball activities on Wednesday, putting the program on the shelf for an indefinite amount of time.
That’s it, huh. Four? NC State’s eight-point win at top-ranked South Carolina last week was good enough to move the Wolfpack up four spots to No. 4. Last time I checked, nobody has a win as good as this one on their resume, but then, it’s tough to overcome poll inertia.
NC State safety Khalid Martin left Saturday’s game against Virginia Tech in an ambulance following a frightening collision with a teammate, but fortunately the redshirt freshman appears to be doing well.