Who will win Friday’s UNC and NC State matchup? And by how much? Vote in our poll

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N.C. State is one win away from finishing its season with a 7-0 record at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Friday night, North Carolina will have an opportunity to snap the Wolfpack’s nine-game home winning streak, which dates back to last year.

N.C. State quarterback Devin Leary (13) prepares to pass during the second half of N.C. State’s 41-17 victory over Syracuse at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.
N.C. State quarterback Devin Leary (13) prepares to pass during the second half of N.C. State’s 41-17 victory over Syracuse at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.

N.C. State’s perfect home record, a 10-win season and an outside shot at advancing to the ACC championship game are all on the line Friday night.

Meanwhile, this month, the Tar Heels (6-5, 3-4 ACC) handed ACC Atlantic-leading Wake Forest its lone loss of the season before taking ACC Coastal-leading Pitt to overtime in a loss.

UNC is averaging 37 points per game (14th in the Football Bowl Subdivision) to N.C. State’s 33 (32nd) this season. However, the Wolkpack (8-3, 5-2 ACC) is only allowing 18.7 PPG (13th) to the Tar Heels’ 31.4 (98th).

The line for the matchup currently sits at 62.5, with the Wolfpack favored by six. While N.C. State and its opponents have only combined to score that many points in one game this season, UNC and the teams it has faced have exceeded that point total on six occasions this year.

With one of the most highly-anticipated games between the in-state rivals looming, who do you think wins Friday night? And by how much?

Vote in our poll

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