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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? ...

Police: Man charged in killing of college football player

Nov. 25, 2021 13:09 PM EST

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say the suspect in the killing of a Lenoir-Rhyne University football player has ended in an arrest. The Charlotte Observer reported Thursday that police in Hickory said that suspect Quavius Shamond Izard was found “hiding...

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...

Tar Heels, No. 24 Wolfpack highlight weekend in the ACC

Nov. 25, 2021 02:12 AM EST

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 13: GAME OF THE WEEK North Carolina (6-5, 3-4) at No. 24 NC State (8-3, 5-2). The mercurial Tar Heels can end the Wolfpack's hope of an Atlantic Division title with a victory in the...

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...