Can State Stop The Streak?

From the N&O’s Joe Giglio on the twitter. Longest ACC losing streaks for each school.  Current streak by NC State, 11 in a row. The Pack hasnt won an ACC game since they beat Boston College 27-10 in the 2012 season finale. It will not be easy at Louisville on Saturday.

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The BIG GAME is #2 Florida State vs partial ACC member and #5 Notre Dame. Notre Dame gave up all those points and yards to UNC last week, I dont see them winning in Tallahassee.

Rest of the schedule: Clemson at Boston College, Virginia at Duke, Syracuse at Wake Forest, Georgia Tech at UNC.

Also, of note today…

NC State Suspends 7 Players For BB Gun Incident

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From WRALSporsfan.com

NC State suspended seven football players for the Wolfpack’s game at Louisville Saturday following a game with BB guns at their off-campus residence last week, head coach Dave Doeren announced Monday.

Sophomore wide receiver Johnathan Alston, redshirt freshman linebacker Jerod Fernandez, freshman defensive tackle Justin Jones, redshirt freshman safety Josh Jones, redshirt freshman defensive end Pharoah McKever, sophomore wide receiver Jumichael Ramos and freshman corner Mike Stevens will sit out Saturday.

Jerod Fernandez leads the team in tackles and interceptions.

 

 

ACC’s “Big Four”, are 0-7

At the midway point of the 2014-15 college football season, the ACC’s big four schools, UNC, NC State, Duke and Wake Forest, sit at the bottom of the Atlantic and Coastal Divisions.

In the Atlantic, NC State, 0-2, is undefeated out of conference, but have suffered two straight ACC losses, the last being an embarrassing shut out at Clemson. Next ACC game is home against Boston College. Wake Forest, 0-2, have two ACC road losses and just lost by 40 to Florida State, they host Syracuse on October 18.

In the Coastal, Duke, 0-1, lost at Miami and next weekend they travel to Atlanta to play Georgia Tech, who is currently in first in the Coastal Division. UNC, 0-2, lost at home to Virginia Tech, and at Clemson 50-35. They play at partial member Notre Dame on Saturday.

 

North Carolina doesnt root for North Carolina Football UPDATED

ncaa-fb-main-mapOver at Tar Heel Blog, and other local media on twitter, something seemed fishy. The NYT posted this error. Facebook has a discovered a coding error with its data for North Carolina, and we expect to have corrected data soon.

The New York Times “The Upshot” published a College Football Fan Map. Based on “Facebook Likes” it is broken down to the top three rooting interests, county by county in every state in the country.

Like the other sets of maps, these were created using estimates of team support based on each team’s share of Facebook “likes” in a ZIP code. We then applied an algorithm to deal with statistical noise and fill in gaps where data was missing. Facebook “likes” are an imperfect measure, but as we’ve noted before, Facebook likes show broadly similar patterns to polls.

Zoom in on the state of North Carolina. 

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Thee Ohio State Buckeyes have more of a rooting interest in Orange County. UNC football doesnt crack the top 3 in any of the 100 counties in North Carolina. Doesnt really make sense how this is possible. In the mountains, you get more SEC schools, Tennessee and Georgia, out east….Arrrrgh.

Slammed!

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Just thought this was a great picture of Thee OSU’s strength and conditioning coach with the epic takedown of a dumbarse fan who ran on the field. Looks like a rasslin’ move.  The fan could also represent what happened to the three triangle football teams (and the US Ryder Cup team).

Florida State’s Carter-Finley Curse was in full effect for the first half of the game on Saturday, especially when NC State built a 24-7 lead. It looked like the Wolfpack was going to get another big win in Raleigh over FSU. Jamies Winston led the Seminoles to a second half comeback, finally winning 56-41.

Dave Doeren and Jimbo Fisher traded shots about faking injuries.

On one play Saturday, the guy walked off the field as slow as humanly possible and he was back in the game,” Doeren said at his weekly press conference, according to TheWolfpacker.com. “I get it, if they’re hurt, they’re hurt.”  

Fisher appeared to be aware of the accusation when he was asked about it by the media on Monday.

“I accuse him of not knowing what he’s talking about,” Fisher said. “We did not fake injuries, no one fakes injuries. We’ll coach Florida State, he can coach North Carolina State.”

North Carolina’s lack of defense continued. After giving up 70 to ECU, Clemson scored 50 points, the Heels scored 35. Game Ova. In four games UNC opponents have scored 176 points.

Miami’s defense slowed down Duke in a rainstorm 22-10. Duke Johnson ran for 155 yards for the Hurricanes. It was only the second time in the past 36 games that Duke has been held to 10 points or less.

 

#STATEMENT and STRIPE OUT

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The Wolfpack is going all black for the game against Old Dominion. This is the Pack in Black uniform to go along with the black helmet with the wolf eyes in the back that was released earlier this year.

They really didnt make much of a statement in their season opening win against Georgia Southern……after hearing boo-birds in Carter-Finley at halftime, NC State rallied to win 24-23. North Carolina was also trailing their home opener in the second half before getting some turnovers and quick scores to beat Liberty 59-26.. Duke had no problem against Elon.

In other college football sports gimmicks. UNC is having a “stripe out” for the game against San Diego State.

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Based on their ticketed section (see seating diagram), UNC fans should wear Carolina Blue or black to the 8 p.m. game vs. the Aztecs. Carolina students are asked to wear black and sit in the Tar Pit student section in the west end zone.

Now you have to color coordinate. The game is being billed as the “Kenan Stadium Tar Pit Stripe Out.” ……ok.