The Carolina-State game is one of the most unique rivalries in college football and NC State Wolfpack vs. North Carolina Tar Heels tickets are some of the most sought after in the ACC. Chapel Hill and Raleigh are separated by only about 25 miles, and the Tar Heels vs Wolfpack game sends the entire region into a frenzy. The North Carolina-NC State rivalry dates back to 1894, when the two North Carolina public universities met in Chapel Hill.
North Carolina dominated the early years of the Carolina-State game, losing to North Carolina State only 5 times in their first 42 meetings. But since both teams joined the ACC in 1953, the North Carolina vs. NC State rivalry has been one of the most closely contested rivalries in the ACC, with both the Tar Heels and Wolfpack enjoying extended eras of success.
While much is always said about the North Carolina-Duke rivalry, on the gridiron, North Carolina vs NC State has been the most competitive rivalry in the State of North Carolina. Whenever the Tar Heels-Wolfpack game is in either Raleigh, or Chapel Hill, the stadiums are packed to the brim, and regional bragging rights are on the line. North Carolina vs. North Carolina State tickets grant access to one of the most exciting rivalries in the ACC, and some of the oldest traditions in the country.
Friday, November 25, 2016 at Keenan Stadium (Chapel Hill, NC) Wolfpack 28, Tar Heels 21North Carolina State solidified their eligibility for a bowl after the upset win against in-state rival North Carolina. The game was won for the Wolfpack in the third quarter even with a strong comeback from the Tar Heels in the fourth as Mitch Trubisky threw for two touchdown passes. The season-ending game brought the regular season records for North Carolina to 8-4, while NC State still ended with a losing season 5-6. Average ticket prices for the Tar Heels vs Wolfpack 2016 game were $52 and a ticket low price of $6.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Carter-Finley Stadium (Raleigh, NC) Tar Heels 45, Wolfpack 34Following a loss in week 1, the North Carolina Tar Heels stormed through the 2nd half of their schedule, rattling off 10 win in a row coming into the game with NC State. The Wolfpack on the other hand were reeling, losing 4 of their previous 7 games. The Tar Heels jumped on this uncertainty and produced an offensive clinic, headlined by running back Elijah Hood's 220 yards rushing. North Carolina finished with 374 total yards on the ground, and controlled the clock, limiting NC State's ability to make up the deficit. The win gives North Carolina 3 of the last 4 in the Carolina-State rivalry.
Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Keenan Stadium (Chapel Hill, NC) Wolfpack 31, Tar Heels 7North Carolina and NC State came into the 2014 Carolina-State game with identical records, and eyes at moving into a better bowl game. While the rivalry has seen 5 years in a row of close games, the Wolfpack dominated the Tar Heels from start to finish. The Wolfpack defense played maybe its most complete game of the season, holding Marquise Williams and North Carolina to 0 points through the first 3 quarters, and forced 2 key turnovers. The NC State offense scored in each of the games 4 quarters, led by Jacoby Brissett’s 3 touchdown passes.
Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Carter-Finley Stadium (Raleigh, NC) Tar Heels 27, Wolfpack 19Both North Carolina and North Carolina State experienced building seasons in 2013, and a win against their cross-state rival would go a long way to salvaging tough seasons. NC State entered confident that they could hold home field advantage, not losing to the Tar Heels in Raleigh since 2005. NC State held a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, and pulled ahead again 16-14 in the middle of the 2nd. But on 4 occasions, the Wolfpack settled for field goals, while North Carolina punched it into the end zone time and time again. That proved to be the difference in a fantastic Carolina-State game, with North Carolina winning 27-19