North Carolina–NC State football rivalry

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North Carolina–NC State football rivalry
First meeting October 12, 1894
North Carolina, 44–0
Latest meeting November 25, 2017
NC State, 33–21
Next meeting November 24, 2018
in Chapel Hill
Statistics
Meetings total 107
All-time series North Carolina leads,
66–35–6 (.645)
Largest victory NC State, 48–3 (1988)
Longest win streak North Carolina, 9
(1943–1955)
Current win streak NC State, 2
(2016–present)

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 at Chapel Hill and NC State Wolfpack football team of North Carolina State University.[1][2][3] Both universities are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and are permanent cross-division opponents. North Carolina leads the all-time series 66–35–6, though the rivalry has been very competitive in the ACC era. North Carolina State won the most recent contest, 33-21, on November 25, 2017. The Wolfpack has also won three of the last four, and eight of the last eleven games between the schools. It is annually anticipated as the biggest college football game in the state of North Carolina. [4]

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.[5]

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. Aided by the majority of the pre-Carter Stadium (now Carter-Finley, opened in 1966) games being played in Chapel Hill, 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, North 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. From 2000-2017, NC State leads 11-7. The series record in the ACC currently stands at 35–30 in favor of North Carolina.[6]

Game results[edit]

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North Carolina victoriesNC State victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 October 12, 1894 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina44–0
2 October 20, 1894 Raleigh, NC North Carolina16–0
3 October 12, 1895 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina36–0
4 October 2, 1897 Chapel Hill, NCNorth Carolina40–0
5 October 15, 1898 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina34–0
6 October 7, 1899 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina34–0
7 October 28, 1899 Raleigh, NC Tie11–11
8 October 16, 1901 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina39–0
9 November 19, 1901 Raleigh, NC North Carolina30–0
10 November 8, 1902 Raleigh, NC Tie0–0
11 November 16, 1904 Chapel Hill, NC Tie6–6
12 November 12, 1905 Raleigh, NC Tie0–0
13 October 23, 1919 Raleigh, NC North Carolina13–12
14 October 21, 1920 Raleigh, NC NC State13–3
15 October 20, 1921 Raleigh, NC NC State7–0
16 October 19, 1922 Raleigh, NC North Carolina14–9
17 October 18, 1923 Raleigh, NC North Carolina14–0
18 October 16, 1924 Raleigh, NC North Carolina10–0
19 October 15, 1925 Raleigh, NC North Carolina17–6
20 October 30, 1926 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina12–0
21 October 29, 1927 Raleigh, NC NC State19–6
22 November 3, 1928 Raleigh, NC Tie6–6
23 November 2, 1929 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina32–0
24 November 7, 1930 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina13–6
25 October 31, 1931 Raleigh, NC North Carolina18–15
26 October 29, 1932 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina13–0
27 November 4, 1933 Raleigh, NC North Carolina6–0
28 October 27, 1934 Chapel Hill, NC Tie7–7
29 November 2, 1935 Raleigh, NC North Carolina35–6
30 October 31, 1936 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina21–6
31 October 2, 1937 Raleigh, NC North Carolina20–0
32 October 31, 1938 Raleigh, NC North Carolina21–0
33 November 4, 1939 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina17–0
34 October 19, 1940 Raleigh, NC North Carolina13–7
35 November 1, 1941 Chapel Hill, NC NC State13–7
36 October 31, 1942 Raleigh, NC NC State21–14
37 October 30, 1943 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina27–13
38 November 8, 1947 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina41–6
39 October 16, 1948 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina14–0
40 September 24, 1949 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina26–6
41 September 23, 1950 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina13–7
42 September 22, 1951 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina21–0
43 September 26, 1953 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina29–7
44 September 25, 1954 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina20–6
45 October 1, 1955 Raleigh, NC North Carolina25–18
46 September 22, 1956 Chapel Hill NC NC State26–6
47 September 21, 1957 Chapel Hill, NC NC State7–0
48 September 20, 1958 Chapel Hill, NC NC State21–14
49 October 3, 1959 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina20–12
50 September 24, 1960 Chapel Hill, NC NC State3–0
51 September 30, 1961 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina27–22
52 September 22, 1962 Chapel Hill, NC NC State7–6
53 October 19, 1963 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina31–10
54 September 19, 1964 Chapel Hill, NC NC State14–13
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
55 October 9, 1965 Raleigh, NC North Carolina10–7
56 September 24, 1966 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina10–7
57 September 16, 1967 Raleigh, NC NC State13–7
58 September 21, 1968 Chapel Hill, NC NC State38–6
59 September 20, 1969 Raleigh, NC NC State10–3
60 September 19, 1970 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina19–0
61 October 2, 1971 Raleigh, NC North Carolina27–7
62 September 23, 1972 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina34–33
63 October 6, 1973 Raleigh, NC NC State28–26
64 October 19, 1974 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina33–14
65 October 18, 1975 Raleigh, NC NC State21–20
66 October 16, 1976 Chapel Hill, NC NC State21–13
67 October 15, 1977 Raleigh, NC North Carolina27–14
68 October 21, 1978 Chapel Hill, NC NC State34–7
69 October 20, 1979 Raleigh, NC North Carolina35–21
70 October 18, 1980 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina28–8
71 October 17, 1981 Raleigh, NC North Carolina21–10
72 October 16, 1982 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina41–9
73 October 15, 1983 Raleigh, NC North Carolina42–14
74 October 20, 1984 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina28–21
75 October 19, 1985 Raleigh, NC North Carolina21–14
76 October 18, 1986 Chapel Hill, NC NC State35–34
77 October 17, 1987 Raleigh, NC North Carolina17–14
78 October 15, 1988 Chapel Hill, NC NC State48–3
79 September 23, 1989 Raleigh, NC NC State40–6
80 September 29, 1990 Chapel Hill, NC NC State12–9
81 September 28, 1991 Raleigh, NC NC State24–7
82 September 26, 1992 Chapel Hill, NC NC State27–20
83 September 25, 1993 Raleigh, NC North Carolina35–14
84 October 29, 1994 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina31–17
85 November 24, 1995 Raleigh, NC North Carolina30–28
86 November 2, 1996 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina52–20
87 October 18, 1997 Raleigh, NC North Carolina20–7
88 November 28, 1998 Charlotte, NC North Carolina37–34
89 November 11, 1999 Charlotte, NC North Carolina10–6
90 October 14, 2000 Chapel Hill, NC NC State38–20
91 September 29, 2001 Raleigh, NC North Carolina17–9
92 October 12, 2002 Chapel Hill, NC #17 NC State34–17
93 September 27, 2003 Raleigh, NC NC State47–34
94 October 9, 2004 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina30–24
95 September 24, 2005 Raleigh, NC North Carolina31–24
96 November 18, 2006 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina23–9
97 November 10, 2007 Raleigh, NC NC State31–27
98 November 22, 2008 Chapel Hill, NC NC State41–10
99 November 28, 2009 Raleigh, NC NC State28–27
100 November 20, 2010 Chapel Hill, NC NC State29–25
101 November 5, 2011 Raleigh, NC NC State13–0
102 October 27, 2012 Chapel Hill, NC North Carolina43–35
103 November 2, 2013 Raleigh, NC North Carolina27–19
104 November 29, 2014 Chapel Hill, NC NC State 35–7
105 November 28, 2015 Raleigh, NC #11 North Carolina 45–34
106 November 25, 2016 Chapel Hill, NC NC State 28–21
107 November 25, 2017 Raleigh, NC NC State 33–21
Series: North Carolina leads 66–35–6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NC State hosts UNC looking to move on from crushing loss". USA Today. AP. November 24, 2017. North Carolina State figures it's had way too much practice at bouncing back from soul-crushing losses over the years. Finding an emotional edge shouldn't be a problem against rival North Carolina. 
  2. ^ "UNC, NC State renew rivalry with eyes on even bigger goals". Sports Illustrated. AP. November 24, 2016. When these neighborhood rivals play Friday, the only thing for certain is that it'll be a tough day for the losers - whose pursuit of their biggest remaining goal will be denied by the team they dislike the most. 
  3. ^ Armstrong, Mark (November 24, 2017). "Armstrong: The 5 biggest NC State-UNC football rivalry moments (since I've been here)". WTVD. 
  4. ^ "North Carolina – N.C. State: the rivalry America doesn't care about - FanRag Sports". www.fanragsports.com. Retrieved 20 April 2018. 
  5. ^ [1] 2008 NC State Football Media Guide
  6. ^ "North Carolina State Game by Game against Opponents". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved 20 April 2018. 
  7. ^ http://www.winsipedia.com/north-carolina-state/vs/north-carolina