Florida State is the most successful football program in ACC history with Clemson rapidly closing the gap. FSU has dominated NC State in the past and it hasn’t been done with grace. NC State has been returning the favor the last two years with wins after a close loss in 2016 in Raleigh.
In 2017, a Bradley Chubb led NC State team ventured to Tallahassee and handed the #12 Seminoles a 6 point loss. This game, for me, was the pinnacle of the recent “sleeper rivalry” between FSU and NC State. I’m going to highlight my recent favorite NC State moments against Florida State.
5. Bradley Chubb dancing on FSU’s grave
After a heart wrenching loss to the Seminoles a year before, the 2017 Wolfpack had a lot to prove. Bradley Chubb danced a lot of times but this one was one of my favorites.
4. Jacobi Meyers front flipping into the end zone
Excessive? Maybe. Bad sportsmanship? Probably. But as I mentioned earlier, FSU has manhandled NC State for decades and many times without grace. This touchdown and it’s ensuing celebration just felt appropriate.
3. Bradley Chubb disrespecting the FSU logo
Did Chubb spit on the Seminole’s logo? That’s still to be determined.
2. Nate Irving recovering a fumble with a broken hand
It’s impossible to describe the drive and passion Linebacker Nate Irving had. After recovering from a life threatening car accident, Irving returned to the field to lead a talented 2010 NC State defense. Irving left the game earlier injured just to returner and recover what would be the game winning fumble recovery.
1. Shirtless fan in student section
The fan that removed his shirt and used it in helicopter fashion may be the most iconic State fan to date. Mike Glennon orchestrated a thrilling game winning drive over the Noles in one of Carter Finley’s most memorable games.