NC State and East Carolina extend football series

Posted by Joe Giglio on November 19, 2013 

N.C. State and East Carolina will continue their football rivalry into the next decade.

The in-state schools have decided to add games in 2019 and 2022 to their current football series, which had only one game (in 2016) remaining on its previous agreement.

The two teams will play in Raleigh in 2019 and Greenville in ’22. Saturday’s meeting between them at Carter-Finley Stadium is their ninth since 1996.

State and ECU played every between 1970 and 1987 before the series was discontinued after ECU fans tore down the goalposts at Carter-Finley Stadium after a 32-14 road win in 1987.

The teams met in the Peach Bowl, after the 1991 season, but did not schedule any regular-season games until 1996, and only after the threat of interference by the state legislature.

The teams have split the eight games they have played since 1996, with each winning the last game at home in overtime — ECU in 2010 and N.C. State in 2008.

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