This is the exact type of series State fans have wanted. Now, if we could just get the ACC/SEC +1 agreement to work out.
North Carolina State University announced on Wednesday that it has added a future non-conference football home-and-home series with Big 12 opponent West Virginia.
In 2018, the Mountaineers will travel to Carter-Finley Stadium, while the Wolfpack will travel to Morgantown for a 2019 matchup.
N.C. State has faced West Virginia 10 times in program history, with the series tied at 5-5. The last meeting was in the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl, when quarterback Russell Wilson led the Wolfpack to a 23-7 win over the No. 22 Mountaineers. The squads also met in the 1972 Peach Bowl, which NC State won 49-13, and the 1975 Peach Bowl – a 13-10 WVU win.
The teams have not played on either’s home field since 1979, when the Wolfpack enjoyed a 38-13 victory in Morgantown. N.C. State has won the last three meetings and four of the last five.
So along with adding a series with Mississippi State in 2020-21 (here), there seems to be a strategy to improving the non-conference scheduling.
It seems like it’s a long way off, but keep in mind the upcoming season will already be the fourth since Russell Wilson was playing here.
Obviously, as we all too well know with our recent cancelled-series with Oklahoma State and LSU, things can change. But as of today, we’ll have Notre Dame at home in 2016 and West Virginia home in 2018, with visits to South Bend in 2017 and Morgantown in 2019.