In a stunning upset, The NC State defeated North Carolina 30-27 in double overtime at Kenan Memorial Stadium. 

NC State players and coaches celebrate after North Carolina missed a field-goal attempt in the second overtime, giving the Wolfpack a 30-27 win Friday in Chapel Hill. Photo courtsey of Chris Seward

NC State emphatically celebrated their victory following the game. Wolfpack players took their school’s flag, ran to the North Carolina midfield logo, and planted the NC State flag on the UNC logo.

NC State stormed out to a 14-3 lead in the second quarter. They were up 17-10 heading into the fourth quarter, but a touchdown run by UNC QB Drake Maye tied the score. The Wolfpack regained the lead when quarterback Ben Finley found wide receiver Devin Carter for a touchdown. Carter finished the game on six catches for 130 yards.

The teams traded field goals in the first overtime period. The Wolfpack had the ball to begin the second overtime, and kicker Christopher Dunn converted from 21 yards out to give them a 30-27 lead. UNC got the ball and seemed primed to send the game into a third overtime. They set up for a 35-yard field goal attempt. However, the kick fluttered wide left, giving the Wolfpack the win.

The North Carolina Tar Heels had already punched their ticket to the ACC Championship Game against Clemson earlier in the month. That game happens on December 3.

NC State is bowl eligible. It’s all about waiting and seeing which bowl they will play in, and who their opponent will be.

The North Carolina State Wolfpack celebrates after an overtime win after a football game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Nov 25, 2022 at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, NC. Photo courtsey of David Jensen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images


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