Since the first meeting in 1894 the North Carolina Tar Heels and North Carolina State Wolfpack have met 101 times on the football field with UNC leading the series 63-32-6. In recent history NC State has won the last five matchups by a combined score of 142-89.
Losing record overall aside, the Wolfpack are focusing on the present and with the current winning streak are proclaiming the state of North Carolina theirs when it comes to college football. The athletic department has placed the following billboards around the Raleigh area as well as on major highway entrances to the state.
This video serves as further reinforcement.
The gauntlet has been thrown.
The two will meet this year on October 27 at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill.
Photo via NC State athletics Twitter account
Video via NC State athletics YouTube account