At least as far as Sept. of 2018 is concerned, there’ll be no place like God’s Country for North Carolina State.
In a press release, Marshall announced that they’ve reached an agreement with North Carolina State on a future home-and-home series. The two teams will meet Sept. 9, 2017, at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., with a return game at Marshall’s Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Sept. 22, 2018.
This agreement marks the first time an ACC football program has agreed to a home-and-home series with the Herd.
“North Carolina State is a very good opponent for us,” Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick said in a statement, “and it’s an exciting matchup for our football program and for our fans. Our Herd followers will be enthused about the close proximity of the game at State, and will welcome the Wolfpack as a quality attraction here at Edwards Stadium.”
The two teams have met three times before, but never with the Herd as an FBS program. When Marshall played at the FCS level, NCSU faced them in 1991, 1993 and 1995.
As alluded to earlier, the Wolfpack will be spending plenty of time in the state in 2018. One week prior to the Marshall game that year, NCSU will be in Morgantown to face West Virginia as part of a home-and-home series that was announced last month.