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1967 NC State Wolfpack football
Liberty Bowl champion
Liberty Bowl, W 14–7 vs. Georgia
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
1967 record9–2 (5–1 ACC)
Head coachEarle Edwards (14th season)
Home stadiumCarter Stadium
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Clemson   6 0         6 4  
NC State   5 1         9 2  
South Carolina   4 2         5 5  
Virginia   3 3         5 5  
Wake Forest   3 4         4 6  
Duke   2 4         4 6  
North Carolina   2 5         2 8  
Maryland   0 6         0 9  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1967 NC State Wolfpack football team represented North Carolina State University during the 1967 college football season. The Wolfpack were led by 14th-year head coach Earle Edwards and played their home games at Carter Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in second.

The Wolfpack began the year with 8 consecutive victories, including a win over the second-ranked Houston Cougars. The team climbed as high as No. 3 in the AP Poll, which is to date the highest ranking achieved in school history.[2] A loss to Penn State derailed their perfect season, and a loss to Clemson the next week cost them the ACC title. NC State was ranked 17th in the final Coaches Poll of the season, conducted before bowl season (the AP Poll ranked only 10 teams from 1962 to 1967). They were invited to the 1967 Liberty Bowl, where they defeated Georgia.

Defensive lineman Dennis Byrd became NC State's first ever consensus first-team All-American, being selected by 6 of 7 official selectors.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 16North CarolinaW 13–7
September 23Buffalo*
  • Carter Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC
W 24–6
September 30at Florida State*W 20–10
October 7at No. 2 Houston*W 16–6
October 14at MarylandNo. 9W 31–9
October 21Wake ForestNo. 5
  • Carter Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC (Rivalry)
W 24–7
October 28DukeNo. 5
  • Carter Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC
W 28–7
November 4at VirginiaNo. 4W 30–8
November 11at Penn State*No. 3L 8–13
November 18at ClemsonNo. 10L 6–14
December 16vs. Georgia*W 14–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

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