"That would be the perfect draw," he smiled.
At half-time, though, it looked as if County might be heading out of the cup.
They were chasing the game due to a 38th-minute strike from Bournemouth's top scorer Brett Pitman and had not fashioned a single shot on target. But Backe's decision to move Craig Westcarr up alongside loan striker Lee Hughes and allow County the greater flexibility of a 4-4-2 formation paid dividends.
"I thought we looked a lot more comfortable with two up front, and once we got our noses in front I thought we were always going to win," added the Magpies boss.