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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1918 South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings The 1918 NC State Aggies football team represented the NC State Aggies of North Carolina State University during the 1918 college football season as a member of the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SAIAA). In 1918, school changed their name from North Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical University to North Carolina State University, often referred to as NC State. The 1918 season transpired against the backdrop of the United States' entry into World War I and the Spanish flu pandemic, which produced conditions deemed unsafe for football across the country, leading to a shortened season of four games, the Aggies' shortest since 1901.

Against Georgia Tech, NC State suffered its worse loss in program history, losing by a score of 128–0. Georgia Tech came into the game riding a 13-game win and 32-game unbeaten streak dating back to 1914 and had scored over 100 points in two their previous three games. NC State sophomore John Ripple earned second-team honors at the tackle position on Walter Camp's 1918 College Football All-America Team, becoming the first NC State player and first from the state of North Carolina to be selected to a College Football All-America Team. Camp attended the game against Georgia Tech and witness the only positive play of note for NC State, a 75-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown by Ripple, which was called back for an offside penalty. On the season, the Aggies were outscored 174 to 54 and lost to their only conference opponent, SAIAA champion VPI, 25–0.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
November 2[[{{{school}}}|Guilford]]*W 54–0
November 10at Georgia Tech*L 0–128
November 16vs. VPINorfolk, VAL 0–25
November 23Wake Forest*L 0–21
  • *Non-conference game

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References

  1. "2016 NC State Football Media Guide". North Carolina State University. 2016. pp. 123, 129. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/gopack.com/documents/2016/7/25/2016MediaGuide_InsidePages.pdf. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  2. "1918 Football Schedule". North Carolina State University. https://gopack.com/sports/football/schedule/1917. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
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