Saturday's game (noon, WRAL, WFXI) in Chapel Hill marks the 100th football meeting between N.C. State and North Carolina. The Tar Heels lead the series 63-30-6, but the Wolfpack has won the past three. A Wolfpack win keeps bragging rights in Raleigh for another year and keeps N.C. State on track for a trip to the ACC Championship Game.
Coming later this week
Wednesday: UNC's seniors have never beaten N.C. State, and their Wolfpack counterparts want a sweep.
Thursday: In his previous games against UNC, N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson has been a Tar Heel killer.
Friday: What impact could Saturday's game have on the in-state battle for football recruits?
Saturday: A game-day breakdown of the keys to this matchup.
Oct. 9, 2004: UNC 30, N.C. State 24
With 30 seconds left and the Wolfpack down six, N.C. State tailback T.A. McLendon lunged for the goal line and appeared to score on a 3-yard run, breaking the plane with the ball as he fell. One official raised his arms to signal a touchdown, but the points were taken off the board in Chapel Hill after the line judge told the referee he saw McLendon's knee touch the ground inside the 1-yard line.
McLendon went airborne with the ball the next play, only to have the ball pop free into the hands of UNC strong safety Kareen Taylor with six seconds left. UNC fans soon swarmed the field.