The 2015 season has been one that the North Carolina Tar Heels will remember forever with their 10-1 overall record and 7-0 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference. They will also be in the ACC title game against Clemson. Before that game though, the 11th-ranked Tar Heels have to go on the road to face their in-state rivals in the NC State Wolfpack. The Wolfpack are 7-4 on the season and 3-4 in conference play. It is a big game for the whole state of North Carolina.
North Carolina struggled last week and had to go to overtime to beat Virginia Tech 30-27. Marquise Williams has 2,427 passing yards, 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions for the Tar Heels, who have won ten straight games. Mack Hollins hasn’t caught a ton of passes but they have all gone for big yards when he has. Hollins has 23 catches for 605 yards and seven touchdowns. Elijah Hood leads the running game with 1,060 yards and 14 touchdowns for the season. Can North Carolina make it 11 straight before next week?
NC State beat Syracuse 42-29 last week at home. Jacoby Brissett has 2,242 passing yards, 17 touchdowns and just three interceptions for the season and has looked the direction of Jaylen Samuels quite a bit this year. Samuels has 58 catches for 502 yards and seven touchdowns. Matthew Dayes will look for a big day to reach 1,000 rushing yards for the season. He will begin this game with 865 yards on the ground and 12 touchdowns. It would be no surprise if the Wolfpack won this game as they have dominated the rivalry over the past several years.
What time is the North Carolina vs. NC State game?
The North Carolina vs. NC State game will begin at 3:30 p.m. Eastern.