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NC State Wolfpack football
Current season Current season
North Carolina State University Athletic logo.svg North Carolina St.gif
First season 1892
Head coach Tom O'Brien
3rd year, 16–21–0  (.432)
Home stadium Carter-Finley Stadium
Stadium capacity 57,583[1]
Stadium surface Grass
Location Raleigh, North Carolina
Conference ACC
Division Atlantic
All-time record 534–527–55 (.503)
Postseason bowl record 12–11–1
Conference titles 3 South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association Titles (1907, 1910, 1913)
1 Southern Conference Title (1927)
7 Atlantic Coast Conference Titles (1957, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1973, 1979)
Consensus All-Americans 6
Current uniform
ACC-Uniform-NSCU.PNG
Colors Red and White              
Fight song NC State Fight Song, Red and White Song
Mascot Wolfpack
Marching band The Power Sound of the South
Rivals North Carolina Tar Heels
East Carolina Pirates
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Duke Blue Devils
Clemson Tigers
Website GoPack.com

The NC State Wolfpack football team represents North Carolina State University in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision competition. The Wolfpack currently compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Prior to joining the ACC in 1953, the Wolfpack were a member of the Southern Conference. As a member of the ACC, the Wolfpack have won seven conference championships and participated in 23 bowl games, of which they have won twelve. The team's rivals are the North Carolina Tar Heels, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Duke Blue Devils, and East Carolina Pirates — all schools that are located in North Carolina.

Since 1966 the Wolfpack have played their home games in Carter-Finley Stadium.

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Program history

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The early years

NC State (then known as The North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts) played its first football game against a team from the Raleigh Male Academy on March 12, 1892 in what is now Pullen Park. The Aggies, whose colors were pink and blue, won 12-6 in front of more than 200 spectators. The following year, the school played its first intercollegiate game: a 12-6 victory over Tennessee College.[2] The program's long-standing rivalry with nearby University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill began on October 12, 1894 with a 44-0 UNC victory in Chapel Hill. Eight days later, the team (then called the Farmers) lost again to UNC, 16-0 in Raleigh.[3] In 1895, under third-year coach Bart Gatling, the team wore red and white uniforms for the first time.[2] Over the next five seasons the program continued to try to establish itself, achieving only one winning season during the period. The football team has also only had scholarship football players since 1933, prior to that all Wolfpack athletics consisted entirely of non-scholarship student athletes.

In 1906, in a game against Randolph-Macon in Raleigh, the Farmers attempted their first forward pass, a play that had only recently become legal and at the time was still considered a "trick" play.[2] The following season was the program's most successful yet. Under coach Mickey Whitehurst, A&M won the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship with a 6-0-1 record. That season, the program also recorded its first ever victory over the University of Virginia.[4]

Logos and uniforms

NC State's uniform combinations


Notable former players

Individual Award Winners

Marc Primanti - 1996
Jim Ritcher - 1979

Head Coaches and Records

Years Head Coach ACC Record Overall Record Percentage
1892, 1896–97 Perrin Busbee 3–2–0 .600
1893–95 Bart Gatling 3–4–1 .437
1898–99 W.C. Riddick 1–3–2 .333
1900–01 John McGee 1–6–0 .143
1902–03 Arthur Devlin 7–8–2 .471
1904 W.S. Kienholz 3–1–2 .667
1905 George Whitney 4–1–1 .750
1906 Willie Heston 3–1–4 .625
1907–08 Mickey Whitehurst 12–1–1 .893
1909–13 Eddie Green 25–8–2 .743
1914–15 Jack Hegarty 5–6–2 .461
1916 Brit Patterson 2–5–0 .286
1917, 1921–23 Harry Hartsell 16–18–4 .474
1918 Tal Stafford 1–3–0 .250
1919–20 Bill Fetzer 14–5–0 .737
1924 Buck Shaw 2–6–2 .300
1925–29 Gus Tebell 21–25–2 .479
1930 John Van Liew 2–8–0 .200
1931–33 Clipper Smith 10–12–5 .463
1934–36 Heartley Anderson 11–17–1 .396
1937–43 Doc Newton 24–39–6 .391
1944–51 Beattie Feathers 37–38–3 .494
1952–53 Horace Hendrickson 0–3–0 4–16–0 .200
1954–70 Earle Edwards 55–45–5 77–88–8 .468
1971 Al Michaels 2–5–0 3–8–0 .273
1972–75 Lou Holtz 16–5–2 33–12–3 .719
1976–79 Bo Rein 15–8–0 27–18–1 .619
1980–82 Monte Kiffin 8–10–0 16–17–0 .485
1983–85 Tom Reed 4–17–0 9–24–0 .273
1986–92 Dick Sheridan 31–18–1 52–29–3 .637
1993–99 Mike O'Cain 26–30–0 41–40–0 .506
2000–06 Chuck Amato 25–31–0 49–37–0 .570
2007–present Tom O'Brien 9–15–0 16–21–0 .432
33 Head Coaches 191–187–8 534–527–55 .503

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Conference Championships

Year Conference Head Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1907 South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association Mickey Whitehurst 6–0–1 5–0–0
1910 South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association Eddie Green 4–0–2 2–0–2
1913 South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association Eddie Green 6–1–0 3–0–0
1927 Southern Conference Gus Tebell 9–1–0 4–0–0
1957 Atlantic Coast Conference Earle Edwards 7–1–2 5–0–1
1963 Atlantic Coast Conference Earle Edwards 8–3–0 6–1–0
1964 Atlantic Coast Conference Earle Edwards 5–5–0 5–2–0
1965 Atlantic Coast Conference Earle Edwards 6–4–0 5–2–0
1968 Atlantic Coast Conference Earle Edwards 6–4–0 6–1–0
1973 Atlantic Coast Conference Lou Holtz 9–3–0 6–0–0
1979 Atlantic Coast Conference Bo Rein 7–4–0 5–1–0
11 Conference Championships

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Bowl Games

Date Bowl Location Outcome Opponent PF PA
January 1, 1947 Gator Bowl Fairfield Stadium (Jacksonville, FL) L Oklahoma 13 34
December 21, 1963 Liberty Bowl Philadelphia Stadium (Philadelphia, PA) L Mississippi State 12 16
December 16, 1967 Liberty Bowl Memphis Memorial Stadium (Memphis, TN) W Georgia 14 7
December 29, 1972 Peach Bowl Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta, GA) W West Virginia 49 13
December 17, 1973 Liberty Bowl Memphis Memorial Stadium (Memphis, TN) W Kansas 31 18
December 23, 1974 Astro–Bluebonnet Bowl Houston Astrodome (Houston, TX) T Houston 31 31
December 31, 1975 Peach Bowl Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta, GA) L West Virginia 10 13
December 31, 1977 Peach Bowl Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta, GA) W Iowa State 24 14
December 23, 1978 Tangerine Bowl Orlando Stadium (Orlando, FL) W Pittsburgh 30 17
December 31, 1986 Peach Bowl Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta, GA) L Virginia Tech 24 25
December 31, 1988 Peach Bowl Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta, GA) W Iowa 28 23
December 31, 1989 Copper Bowl Arizona Stadium (Tucson, AZ) L Arizona 10 17
December 28, 1990 All–American Bowl Legion Field (Birmingham, AL) W Southern Miss 31 27
January 1, 1992 Peach Bowl Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta, GA) L East Carolina 34 37
December 31, 1992 Gator Bowl Gator Bowl Stadium (Jacksonville, FL) L Florida 10 27
January 1, 1994 Hall of Fame Bowl Tampa Stadium (Tampa, FL) L Michigan 7 42
January 1, 1995 Peach Bowl Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA) W Mississippi State 28 24
December 29, 1998 Micron PC Bowl Pro Player Stadium (Miami, FL) L Miami (FL) 23 46
December 28, 2000 MicronPC.com Bowl Pro Player Stadium (Miami, FL) W Minnesota 38 30
December 20, 2001 Tangerine Bowl Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL) L Pittsburgh 19 34
January 1, 2003 Gator Bowl Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville, FL) W Notre Dame 28 6
December 22, 2003 Tangerine Bowl Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL) W Kansas 56 26
December 31, 2005 Meineke Car Care Bowl Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC) W South Florida 14 0
December 29, 2008 PapaJohns.com Bowl Legion Field (Birmingham, AL) L Rutgers 23 29
24 Bowl Games 12-11-1 587 556

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Final Poll Rankings

Year Record Final AP Poll Rank Final Coaches Poll Rank
1946 8–3–0 18
1947 5–3–1 17
1957 7–1–2 15 20
1967 9–2–0 17
1972 8–3–1 17
1973 9–3–0 16
1974 9–2–1 11 9
1977 8–4–0 19
1978 9–3–0 18 19
1988 8–3–1 17
1991 9–3–0 24 25
1992 9–3–1 17 15
1994 9–3–0 17 17
2002 11–3–0 12 11
14 Years 11 Final Appearances 10 Final Appearances

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Rivalries

References

  1. ^ https://www.nmnathletics.com//pdf4/134095.pdf?ATCLID=1523361&SPSID=41957&SPID=3730&DB_OEM_ID=9200
  2. ^ a b c "NC State Football's History of Success". GoPack.com. https://www.nmnathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9200&ATCLID=1551234&SPID=3730&SPSID=54376. Retrieved 2008-08-10.  
  3. ^ "North Carolina State Yearly Results, 1892-1894". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/acc/north_carolina_state/yearly_results.php?year=1892. Retrieved 2008-08-10.  
  4. ^ "North Carolina State Yearly Results, 1905-1908". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/acc/north_carolina_state/yearly_results.php?year=1905. Retrieved 2008-08-10.  
  5. ^ "North Carolina State All-Time Scores." ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. 2005.
  6. ^ [1] College Football Data Warehouse: North Carolina State Composite Championship Listing
  7. ^ [2] 2008 Football Media Guide: Wolfpack History
  8. ^ [3] College Football Data Warehouse: North Carolina State In the Polls

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