NC State fell to Kansas State 28-19 in the Pop-Tarts Bowl on Thursday evening.

The loss ends NC State’s five-game winning streak. It also means NC State will go another season without reaching double-digit victories — a feat it hasn’t accomplished since 2002. NC State has won exactly 9 games in four of its last seven seasons.

NC State fell behind 14-0 in this contest, but was able to battle back and make it a competitive game. The Wolfpack got as close as 21-19 in the second half after they scored on a fake punt touchdown.

However, NC State’s offense wasn’t able to produce any points in the second half after opening the third quarter with a field goal drive. In the fourth quarter, NC State averaged just 1.7 yards per play.

The Wolfpack also missed on a couple of key scoring opportunities. They were stopped on 4th and 1 in the red zone in the first half. They also missed a field goal in the second half. NC State also allowed K-State to convert a fake punt, which helped setup a long touchdown drive in the first half.

Brennan Armstrong was effective as a runner in his final collegiate game. He carried the ball 17 times for 121 yards and 1 touchdown in the loss. He also threw for 164 yards on 24 attempts. His final pass was an interception late in the game, which sealed NC State’s fate.