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NC State got out to an early lead and had a defense that held tough all day long, but couldn't finish offensively in a 16-12 loss to Maryland in the Duke's Mayo Bowl. Michael Clark and Cory Smith discuss the loss, how it happened and look ahead to the offseason.

How much of a hindrance was Ben Finley's performance for the offense? Why couldn't the running game get going against Maryland's defense? What did Friday's game say about the defense's strength all season long? The guys cover all of that and more on the Postgame Podcast!