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Final: NC State 29, UNC 25

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NC State Outlasts Rival UNC, 29-25 (1:05)

NC State edges North Carolina on late highlight-reel plays (1:05)

Tom O'Brien did it again.

For the fourth straight year, NC State beat UNC. And this time, the Wolfpack did it with the ACC standings on the line. It was a great, exciting rivalry game -- one of the best games of the season. UNC quarterback T.J. Yates threw for 411 yards and two touchdowns, and Anthony Elzy caught nine passes for 178 yards and a touchdown, but it still wasn't enough. UNC couldn't convert the game-tying two-point conversion, and the Pack's linebackers got the final word by sacking Yates for a safety.

O'Brien was right -- the road to Charlotte does literally go through Chapel Hill, and he just passed that huge obstacle.

Now what?

  • If Maryland wins its next two games, the Terps win the Atlantic Division.

  • If NC State beats Maryland next week, it wins the Atlantic Division.

  • FSU needs to beat Maryland tonight and have NC State lose next weekend.

In addition to keeping its hopes alive, NC State delivered a hit to Florida State's chances. The pressure is on both teams now in College Park, Md.