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No. 24 NC State stuns NC 34-30 with 2 TDs in 26 seconds

Nov. 26, 2021 23:41 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Too often for No. 24 N.C. State, rival North Carolina has proven to be the thorn in its side — crashing the party in otherwise successful seasons or, more recently, outright embarrassing the Wolfpack in blowouts. Friday night was shaping up to be...

No. 24 NC State hoping to keep Atlantic hopes alive vs. UNC

Nov. 25, 2021 15:58 PM EST

North Carolina (6-5, 3-4 ACC) at No. 24 N.C. State (8-3, 5-2), Friday at 7 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: N.C. State by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: North Carolina leads 68-36-6. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

No. 24 Wolfpack look to stay in ACC title race vs Tar Heels

Nov. 25, 2021 10:08 AM EST

While North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren knows a Friday night game, even against rival North Carolina, is not ideal for fans of the No. 24 Wolfpack on Thanksgiving weekend, he hopes the high stakes bring them out in droves. The Wolfpack (8-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast...

For the ACC, parity comes at a price: no CFP appearance

Nov. 24, 2021 10:41 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi still can't make up his mind. Back in July, the longtime Pittsburgh coach thought the College Football Playoff should stand pat at four teams. Now, with the 20th-ranked Panthers assured of a spot in the ACC title game after wrapping up the...

Top rivalries: Iron Bowl, The Game, Army-Navy, Red River

Nov. 23, 2021 15:04 PM EST

The best college football rivalries can change over time depending on the state of the programs involved. Go back 25 or 30 years and Miami-Florida State probably would have been near the top of most lists. Nowadays, while still heated and entertaining, ‘Canes-’Noles...

Without Howell, North Carolina runs over Wofford, 34-14

Nov. 20, 2021 15:41 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Playing without quarterback Sam Howell, North Carolina ran for 305 yards to beat Wofford 34-14 on Saturday, becoming bowl eligible in the process. Howell, who was a game-time decision, missed the first game of his career due to an upper-body...

Tar Heels QB Howell out for UNC's home finale vs Wofford

Nov. 20, 2021 12:26 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina doesn't have star quarterback Sam Howell for Saturday's home finale against Wofford. The junior didn’t dress for the game. Howell had been recovering from an upper-body injury suffered in last week's overtime loss at No. 20...

North Carolina hosts Wofford with Howell's status uncertain

Nov. 18, 2021 10:55 AM EST

North Carolina’s quick success in Mack Brown’s second tenure has come with Sam Howell at the helm of high-scoring offenses. The Tar Heels could get an extended look Saturday at how things will look without him. The Tar Heels host Wofford from the Championship...

UNC: Quarterback Howell's status in question vs Wofford

Nov. 15, 2021 13:34 PM EST

North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell is dealing with an upper-body injury that could sideline him for what coach Mack Brown said will be his final home game Saturday against Wofford. Team spokesman Jeremy Sharpe said Monday that Howell is considered day-to-day with an...

Pickett, No. 25 Pitt escape Howell, UNC 30-23 in OT

Nov. 12, 2021 00:33 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A rare mistake by Kenny Pickett nearly cost No. 25 Pittsburgh. The senior quarterback turned darkhorse Heisman Trophy candidate made up for it by doing what he's done so often during his record-breaking season: make something incredibly difficult look...