The NC State–Wake Forest rivalry[1][2] is a series of athletic contests between in-state rivals, the North Carolina State University Wolfpack and the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons. The first game was played in 1895 between the two institutions. Wake Forest was originally located in Wake Forest, North Carolina until it moved its campus across the state of North Carolina to Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1956. The two universities are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, where they meet every year in football due to being aligned in the Atlantic Division. The schools play each other twice in basketball every season, due to being primary partners. Script error


NC State–Wake Forest football rivalry
First contestedOctober 19, 1895
North Carolina A&M 4, Wake Forest 4,
Number of meetings112
Most recent meetingNovember 8, 2018
Wake Forest 27, NC State 23
Next meetingNovember 2, 2019 in Winston-Salem
All-time seriesNC State leads, 66–40–6
Largest victoryNC State, 76–0 (1908)
Longest win streakNC State, 10 (1908–1917)
Current streakWake Forest, 2 (2017–present)

The NC State–Wake Forest football rivalry[1][2] is an American college football rivalry between the NC State Wolfpack football team of North Carolina State University and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team of Wake Forest University. It is the longest continuous rivalry between 2 ACC schools and the third longest in the nation, as NC State and Wake Forest have played consecutively every year since 1910.[3] Both universities are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and are members of the Atlantic Division. There have been 112 meetings between the two teams, with NC State leading the all-time series 66–40–6.[4] Wake Forest won the most recent contest, 27-23, on November 8, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The next contest between the two teams is scheduled for 2019 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.[5]


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Men's basketball Edit

NC State–Wake Forest men's basketball rivalry
First contested1911
Wake Forest 33, North Carolina A&M 6
Number of meetings249
Most recent meetingFebruary 24, 2019
NC State 94, Wake Forest 74
All-time seriesNC State leads, 143–106
Largest victoryNC State, 130–89 (1983)
Longest win streakNC State, 10 (1954–1956)
Current streakNC State, 1 (2019)

NC State currently leads the series 143–106.[1]

The rivalry[2] dates back to when Wake Forest was in Wake Forest, NC, and was only a short distance from NC State's campus in Raleigh. Their rivalry eventually expanded into the Big Four with UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke, which are recognized as being some of the fiercest rivalries in NCAA men's basketball. The two teams met twice in the 2018–19 ACC regular season, splitting the series.

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