For the North Carolina Tar Heels football program, it’s simple. Beat N.C. State on Saturday and you are bowl eligible. Lose and you will miss out on a bowl game for the third-straight year.
The Wolfpack are in a down year and enter the game with just four wins and not eligible to go to a bowl game, so they will try to play the role of spoiler on Saturday.
UNC enters the game as eight-point favorites on the road, a big number, but they can’t take a rivalry game lightly. Anything can happen and last season UNC was pretty bad and almost pulled off the upset.