Erin Summers

UNC claims "Our State" at NC State midfield

Posted November 2, 2013

The North Carolina-NC State game wasn't pretty, but what happened after the game is perhaps what made the Wolfpack the angriest.

North Carolina State fell to the Tar Heels 27-19 after a shaky second half that saw two Brandon Mitchell interceptions, an inability to get into the end zone and eventually Pete Thomas being inserted under center late in the fourth quarter.

The loss will sit with the NC State team for awhile but that's not what the players are going to remember most. 

As the clock hit zeroes, North Carolina players ran to midfield, directly on top of the newly minted NC State 'Our State' logo. They jumped, they slammed the ground and they chanted "Who's State? Our State!".

It was the utmost in mockery.

"If we don't have your respect already, we're going to keep on taking it until you don't have any choice but to respect us," said North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron. "I mean this is our state. Our win ratio to their losses, I mean we're killing them. Just gotta let them know."

Naturally, with emotions already running high after the loss, Wolfpack players ran at the UNC players at midfield and a scuffle ensued as they attempted to move the Tar Heel players off of the Carter-Finley turf.

"It's disrespectful," NC State running back Shadrach Thornton said following the game. Thornton related it to Terrell Owens’ celebration on the Cowboys’ star logo during the 2000 season. 

Wolfpack cornerback Juston Burris agreed, both saying it crossed the line. 

"I don't know what they teach them over there," Burris said,"but our coaches would never do that."

Even though the 'rivalry game' angle didn't take off leading up to the game, this contest obviously meant a lot to both sides. 

"As far as I know, it's always been the Tar Heel State and always will be," said UNC head coach Larry Fedora.

Undoubtedly, UNC’s actions provided NC State with a lot of fuel for next year.

"I'm going to remember what they did on the 50-yard line after the game and I am going to look forward to playing them next year," NC State head coach Dave Doeren said.

 

 

 

 

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  • ACC22 Nov 2, 6:17 p.m.

    Of course erin the homer would write something praising the unsportsmanlike behavior of her alma... View More

    — Posted by Ghost of KTs Past

    you can't shove "this is our state" down everyone's throat and then cry when it comes back to bite you. Don't start this kind of fight if you don't want someone to fight back

  • Gunnstigator Nov 2, 7:07 p.m.

    Rivalry games are emotional, but there is NO excuse for this behavior. Fedora should march those guys right back to CF, have them do a community service and a cleanup of the grounds. The bill to repair the turf should be paid by Carolina. I'm proud they won the game, but I'm ashamed of this behavior.

    Logos are a source of pride, and that is disrespectful to stomp on it. This should not be tolerated.

  • early exit Roy Nov 2, 7:12 p.m.

    Red neck fedora knows about as much football as her does about unc owning this state. Plus you get a case of the bigmouth from #85 who barely got into school. They showed their true colors again by stomping on State logo at midfield. They continue to be uneducated and classless.

  • FourAutumnv.5 Nov 2, 7:36 p.m.

    Rivalry games are emotional, but there is NO excuse for this behavior. Fedora should march... View More

    — Posted by Gunnstigator

    Seriously? YOu really mean that?

    Hey, they asked for it. They called this "Their State". They created the logo for THIS game. And they couldn't back it up.

    Tough for them.

  • FourAutumnv.5 Nov 2, 7:37 p.m.

    Red neck fedora knows about as much football as her does about unc owning this state. Plus you... View More

    — Posted by early exit Roy

    NCSU created the logo for THIS GAME. They put down the challenge...AND LOST.

    They asked for it. Tough for them.

  • FourAutumnv.5 Nov 2, 7:40 p.m.

    Of course erin the homer would write something praising the unsportsmanlike behavior of her alma... View More

    — Posted by Ghost of KTs Past

    you can't shove "this is our state" down everyone's throat and then cry when it comes back to... View More

    — Posted by ACC22

    This....this faux outrage from the losers is hilarious.

    You made the claim, you made this decision, you created this logo for this game.

    Now, fix it. Losers.

  • ACC22 Nov 2, 7:51 p.m.

    Rivalry games are emotional, but there is NO excuse for this behavior. Fedora should march... View More

    — Posted by Gunnstigator

    Seriously? YOu really mean that?

    Hey, they asked for it. They called this "Their State". They... View More

    — Posted by FourAutumnv.5

    The little brother wants to nag and pick at big brother and then cries when big brother fights back. That logo was put there for this game. The billboards radio commercials posters. State started this, period end of story.

  • MR EVANS Nov 2, 7:58 p.m.

    [quote=13068490]Post by jgunn

    Well we need to apologize to ECU because it's not State's logo that was disrespected. It don't happen often but if you are in Kenan when State wins they don't walk off the field like choir boys.

  • FourAutumnv.5 Nov 2, 8:06 p.m.

    Rivalry games are emotional, but there is NO excuse for this behavior. Fedora should march... View More

    — Posted by Gunnstigator

    Seriously? YOu really mean that?

    Hey, they asked for it. They called this "Their State". They... View More

    — Posted by FourAutumnv.5

    The little brother wants to nag and pick at big brother and then cries when big brother fights... View More

    — Posted by ACC22

    They had all year for their "logo"....they chose this game for a reason.

    And they could not back it up.

    Stop crying.

  • IBleedRedandWhite Nov 2, 8:09 p.m.

    We didn't create this logo just for THIS GAME as most of specify. If you have been to the bookstore or GOPack Store you can buy this same logo for your car for a few years. Yes, ECU was the first to use the logo but the fact that a coach did nothing to stop players from openly taunting in an opponents stadium is the lowest form of unsportsmanlike conduct. It is one thing to trash talk back and forth, but to openly disrespect a school on their field shows the character lacking on that football team.

    I played football for almost 15 years of my life and if we would have ever thought about doing this on an opponent's field our coaches would have snatched us up, put our tails on the bus and made us run until we puked when we got back to our house.

    I am not saying this because this was Carolina. If State would have done this at Kenan or anywhere else I would have said the same thing about our team.

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