This Rivalry Needs a Name: NC State (6-3) vs Wake Forest (4-5) (2pm ET, CW Network)

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It’s tied for the 2nd longest continuous CFB played at the FBS level at 113-straight meetings (and 116 overall). While it - like Bedlam - was set to end after the 2024 season, the ACC schedule reshuffling saved what was about to no longer be a yearly rivalry.

It’s a rivalry series that started in a 4-4 tie game, and once even saw at game’s end a full, five-minute long brawl with players brandishing nose guards, head gear, fists, and any sort of weapon found at hand…only for the ENTIRE CROWD TO DESCEND UPON THE FIELD TO JOIN IN (and amidst all the madness, a someone stole a pistol from a Wake Forest (the city, not the school) Police Officer!)
 
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Well, it does have a name, sort of: the Tobacco Road Rivalry.

But that name applies to ALL games between Wake, Duke, UNC, and NC State. You hear it more in basketball, but I think it applies to all sports.

It's just not particular to Wake-NC State.

Go Vols!
 
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The fact that the series started in a 4-4 tie seems pretty spot on, really sets the tone .
Fair. Though, I really like the whole “everyone in the stadium rushing the field and fighting aspect.”

For some reason, also, NC State seemed to be the only one of the 4 NC schools whose fans get actually pretty upset/angry about Wake Forest.
 
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This one’s getting ugly. 21-0 NC State early in the 2nd…it’s almost entirely the QB running though, he’s only got 38 passing yards on 5 completions.
 
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It’s tied for the 2nd longest continuous CFB played at the FBS level at 113-straight meetings (and 116 overall). While it - like Bedlam - was set to end after the 2024 season, the ACC schedule reshuffling saved what was about to no longer be a yearly rivalry.

It’s a rivalry series that started in a 4-4 tie game, and once even saw at game’s end a full, five-minute long brawl with players brandishing nose guards, head gear, fists, and any sort of weapon found at hand…only for the ENTIRE CROWD TO DESCEND UPON THE FIELD TO JOIN IN (and amidst all the madness, a someone stole a pistol from a Wake Forest (the city, not the school) Police Officer!)

The Demon Pack Punch Bowl would be my moniker for this game.
 
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