HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- – Marshall University announced Thursday that the Thundering Herd and North Carolina State have signed for a home-and-home football series in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
The 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.
NC State is the first Atlantic Coast Conference team to sign for a home-and-home series with the Thundering Herd.
New ACC member Louisville is scheduled to play at Marshall in 2016, in a game that is a return for the Herd’s 2011 win at Louisville, then in the old Big East Conference.
State’s trip to Huntington in 2018 also gives Marshall home dates with three power conference teams over four seasons. Purdue (Big Ten) is scheduled for the Sept. 5, 2015 season opener at Edwards Stadium, and Louisville (ACC) is scheduled to visit Sept. 24, 2016 before the Wolfpack comes to Marshall two seasons later.
“North Carolina State is a very good opponent for us,” Mike Hamrick said, “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 Herd has played the Wolfpack three times during MU’s NCAA Division I-AA days – losses at Carter-Finley Stadium in 1991, ’93 and ’95.