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1971 NC State Wolfpack football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1971 record3–8 (2–4 ACC)
Head coachAl Michaels (1st season)
Home stadiumCarter Stadium
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Carolina   6 0         8 4  
Clemson   5 2         5 6  
South Carolina   4 2         6 5  
Duke   3 3         6 5  
Wake Forest   2 4         6 5  
Virginia   2 4         3 8  
NC State   2 5         3 8  
Maryland   1 5         2 9  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1971 NC State Wolfpack football team represented North Carolina State University during the 1971 NCAA University Division football season. The Wolfpack were led by first-year head coach Al Michaels and played their home games at Carter Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. The team competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in sixth.

Michaels had been the defensive coordinator for the Wolfpack under Earle Edwards, and served as the interim coach after his retirement. Lou Holtz was hired as permanent coach shortly after the end of the season, and Michaels returned to the defensive coordinator position under Holtz.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 11Kent State*L 21–23
September 18at MarylandL 7–35
September 25at South Carolina*L 6–24
October 2No. 20 North Carolina
  • Carter Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC (Rivalry)
L 7–27
October 9Wake Forest
  • Carter Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC (Rivalry)
W 21–14
October 16at DukeL 13–41
October 23East Carolina*
  • Carter Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC (Rivalry)
L 15–31
October 30Virginia
  • Carter Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC
L 10–14
November 5at Miami (FL)*W 13–7
November 13at No. 5 Penn State*L 3–35
November 20at ClemsonW 31–23
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

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