North Carolina State and Florida State have developed a nice little rivalry in football. The two ACC foes renew that rivalry tonight in Raleigh on ESPN.
The Seminoles have won five out of the last nine meetings including three straight. But the Wolfpack made this a rivalry early in the decade.
Former NC State player Chuck Amato began his coaching in Raleigh after serving as an assistant under Bobby Bowden with the Florida State.
The two had some spirited battles and the pupil beat the teacher too. But Amato didn’t win enough games and the Wolfpack fired him. Bowden took Amato back.
That situation seemed to fuel the rivalry in a different way. But now Bowden and Amato are no longer with Florida State.
But the rivalry lives on and ESPN likes it too especially on a Thursday night.
New Florida State Coach Jimbo Fisher has the Seminoles playing well. They are 6-1 overall, 4-0 in league play and ranked 16th this week in the AP poll.
North Carolina State has surprised people. The Wolfpack hope to surprised their visitors too and improve on 5-2 and 2-1 records.
This has the making of an interesting contest.
So if you want to take a break from the World Series, you might want to check this ACC fight out.