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FILE: North Carolina State running back Nyheim Hines (7) celebrates with teammate Terronne Prescod after scoring a touchdown during the first half of the Sun Bowl NCAA college football game against Arizona State in El Paso, Texas, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.
The game in Raleigh provides a unique late-season travel opportunity for our football program, and it’s great to bring another ACC opponent to Provo. —BYU athletics director Tom Holmoe

It will take a while before they actually play football against each other for the first time, but BYU and NC State have agreed to a home-and-away series.

The Cougars will travel to Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina, to take on the Wolfpack on Nov. 9, 2024. The rubber match at LaVell Edwards Stadium will be six seasons later, on Aug. 29, 2030.

That leaves plenty of time for your young teens and toddlers to hone their football skills and obtain a BYU scholarship to play in the series.

"I really like this home-and-home series with NC State,” BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said. "The game in Raleigh provides a unique late-season travel opportunity for our football program, and it’s great to bring another ACC opponent to Provo."

NC State's football program has been around since 1892 and BYU has fielded a pigskin squad since 1922, but this will be the first time the programs line up against each other.

The Wolfpack have won 11 conference titles, played in 31 bowl games, finished ranked in 16 seasons and had six consensus All-Americans over the years. The Cougars counter with an also-impressive varsity football resume that includes a 1984 national championship, 35 bowl invitations, 23 conference titles, 13 consensus All-Americans and 10 recipients of major individual awards, including Ty Detmer's 1990 Heisman Trophy.

BYU will also play Hawaii, Georgia Southern and East Carolina in 2024. Virginia Tech is the only team that is currently on the 2030 schedule.

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