24-Hour Rule: Next Up, UNC

Brett Friedlander

Most coaches have a 24-hour rule that allows their players to celebrate wins (or sulk over losses) for a day following their most recent game. After those 24 hours are up, it's time to move on and start preparing for the next game.

In the case of NC State, it probably didn't take that look to put Thursday's 28-26 loss at Georgia Tech into the history books. That's because the next team on the schedule is North Carolina. 

Not only is it a rivalry game, but it's also Senior Night at Carter-Finley Stadium and a chance to spoil the Tar Heels' bowl chances.

Opponent: UNC (5-6, 3-4 ACC)

When: Saturday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m.

Where: Carter-Finley Stadium (57,583)

TV: ACC Network

Series record: UNC leads 65-36-6 (30-16-4 in Raleigh)

Last meeting: State won 34-28 (OT), Nov. 24, 2018

Opponent's last game: Beat Mercer 56-7

Top players: Freshman QB Sam Howell  211-355-6  2,946 yards  32 TD

                      Junior RB Michael Carter  143 carries   822 yards   3 TD

                      Junior WR Dazz Newsome  57 catches  817 yards  7 TD

                      Sophomore WR Dyami Brown  40 catches  797 yards  10 TD

                      Junior LB Chazz Surratt  100 tackles   5 sacks  1 INT

                      Sophomore LB Jeremiah Gemmel  76 tackles  2.5 sacks  2 FF

BetOnline opening odds: State plus 7 1/2 | Over/under 110