RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State is trying to resurrect its season -- again.
The Wolfpack overcame a slow start to claw back into contention for a bowl berth, only to have a loss at Boston College place their postseason hopes back in serious jeopardy.
N.C. State (5-5, 2-4 ACC) must beat No. 7 Clemson and Maryland in back-to-back weeks to qualify for a bowl.
Coach Tom O'Brien said Monday the Wolfpack are "in a ditch" and must dig their way out again. That could be difficult against a Clemson team that has seven straight wins in the series and already has clinched the Atlantic Division title.
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