North Carolina–NC State football rivalry

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North Carolina–NC State football rivalry
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First Meeting October 12, 1894
Last Meeting November 29, 2014
Meetings 104
Series North Carolina leads, 65–33–6
Current Streak NC State: 1

The North Carolina–NC State football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the North Carolina Tar Heels football team of the University of North Carolina and NC State Wolfpack football team of North Carolina State University. Both universities are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and are permanent cross-division opponents. North Carolina leads the series 65–33–6, with NC State winning the most recent contest.

Pre–ACC era[edit]

The first game between North Carolina and NC State occurred October 12, 1894 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Tar Heels won 44–0, the first of six straight victories for North Carolina to open the series with NC State. The Wolfpack tied North Carolina four times between 1899 and 1905 before the series went on a fourteen-year hiatus, with North Carolina leading 8–0–4. Following a 0–0 tie on November 8, 1902, the student body of Duke University sent NC State a congratulatory telegram, showing the significance of another intense regional rivalry between Duke and North Carolina.[1]

The two rivals met again on October 23, 1919, and North Carolina narrowly escaped with a one point victory. On October 21, 1920 in Raleigh, North Carolina, which was the fourteenth meeting between the schools, the Wolfpack won for the first time. NC State backed up the win with another victory the following season. The Tar Heels dominated the pre–ACC series with a 31–5–6 record.

ACC era[edit]

North Carolina and NC State were both charter members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, which played its first season in 1953. Since that year, the rivalry has been played every season without a break. NC State hired Earle Edwards as head coach in 1954, and he was able to have considerable more success against North Carolina than his predecessors. When Edwards was hired, NC State played in Riddick Stadium, which held half as many people as North Carolina’s Kenan Memorial Stadium. Due to this fact, Edwards opted to play home games versus the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill from 1956 to 1964. Despite playing on the road during those years, Edwards amassed a 6–3 record against North Carolina during that time period and a 9–8 record during his career as head coach of the Wolfpack, making him the winningest NC State coach against the Tar Heels.

In the first 26 seasons of the ACC, the series record was tied at 13, but beginning in 1979, Carolina went on a seven-game winning streak. During this time, North Carolina head coach Dick Crum amassed an 8–2 record against the Wolfpack. NC State hired Dick Sheridan as head coach prior to the 1986 season, and he went 6–1 against the Tar Heels. However, following Sheridan's retirement from coaching, North Carolina went on another seven-game winning streak, leaving NC State head coach Mike O'Cain winless against Tar Heels coaches Mack Brown and Carl Torbush. The 1998 and 1999 games were held at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC, with the Tar Heels victorious in both. During the 2000s, NC State went 6–4 in the series, including winning the last three games of the decade under Tom O'Brien. The series record in the ACC currently stands at 34–27 in favor of North Carolina.

Game results[edit]

North Carolina victories are shaded ██ blue. NC State victories are shaded ██ red. Ties are gray.

Pre–ACC era[edit]

The Tar Heels and Wolfpack met 42 times before the ACC was established in 1953.

# Date Site Winning team Losing team Series
1 October 12, 1894 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 44 NC State 0 UNC 1–0
2 October 20, 1894 Raleigh, NC North Carolina 16 NC State 0 UNC 2–0
3 October 12, 1895 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 36 NC State 0 UNC 3–0
4 October 2, 1897 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 40 NC State 0 UNC 4–0
5 October 15, 1898 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 34 NC State 0 UNC 5–0
6 October 7, 1899 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 34 NC State 0 UNC 6–0
7 October 28, 1899 Raleigh, NC North Carolina 11 NC State 11 UNC 6–0–1
8 October 16, 1901 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 39 NC State 0 UNC 7–0–1
9 November 19, 1901 Raleigh, NC North Carolina 30 NC State 0 UNC 8–0–1
10 November 8, 1902 Raleigh, NC North Carolina 0 NC State 0 UNC 8–0–2
11 November 16, 1904 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 6 NC State 6 UNC 8–0–3
12 November 12, 1905 Raleigh, NC North Carolina 0 NC State 0 UNC 8–0–4
13 October 23, 1919 Raleigh, NC North Carolina 13 NC State 12 UNC 9–0–4
14 October 21, 1920 Raleigh, NC NC State 13 North Carolina 3 UNC 9–1–4
15 October 20, 1921 Raleigh, NC NC State 7 North Carolina 0 UNC 9–2–4
16 October 19, 1922 Raleigh, NC North Carolina 14 NC State 9 UNC 10–2–4
17 October 18, 1923 Raleigh, NC North Carolina 14 NC State 0 UNC 11–2–4
18 October 16, 1924 Raleigh, NC North Carolina 10 NC State 0 UNC 12–2–4
19 October 15, 1925 Raleigh, NC North Carolina 17 NC State 6 UNC 13–2–4
20 October 30, 1926 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 12 NC State 0 UNC 14–2–4
21 October 29, 1927 Raleigh, NC NC State 19 North Carolina 6 UNC 14–3–4
22 November 3, 1928 Raleigh, NC North Carolina 6 NC State 6 UNC 14–3–5
23 November 2, 1929 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 32 NC State 0 UNC 15–3–5
24 November 7, 1930 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 13 NC State 6 UNC 16–3–5
25 October 31, 1931 Raleigh, NC North Carolina 18 NC State 15 UNC 17–3–5
26 October 29, 1932 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 13 NC State 0 UNC 18–3–5
27 November 4, 1933 Raleigh, NC North Carolina 6 NC State 0 UNC 19–3–5
28 October 27, 1934 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 7 NC State 7 UNC 19–3–6
29 November 2, 1935 Raleigh, NC North Carolina 35 NC State 6 UNC 20–3–6
30 October 31, 1936 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 21 NC State 6 UNC 21–3–6
31 October 2, 1937 Raleigh, NC North Carolina 20 NC State 0 UNC 22–3–6
32 October 31, 1938 Raleigh, NC North Carolina 21 NC State 0 UNC 23–3–6
33 November 4, 1939 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 17 NC State 0 UNC 24–3–6
34 October 19, 1940 Raleigh, NC North Carolina 13 NC State 7 UNC 25–3–6
35 November 1, 1941 Chapel Hill, NC NC State 13 North Carolina 7 UNC 25–4–6
36 October 31, 1942 Raleigh, NC NC State 21 North Carolina 14 UNC 25–5–6
37 October 30, 1943 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 27 NC State 13 UNC 26–5–6
38 November 8, 1947 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 41 NC State 6 UNC 27–5–6
39 October 16, 1948 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 14 NC State 0 UNC 28–5–6
40 September 24, 1949 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 26 NC State 6 UNC 29–5–6
41 September 23, 1950 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 13 NC State 7 UNC 30–5–6
42 September 22, 1951 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina 21 NC State 0 UNC 31–5–6

Source: College Football Data Warehouse.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] 2008 NC State Football Media Guide
  2. ^ College Football Data Warehouse, North Carolina State vs North Carolina. Retrieved November 29, 2014.