Raleigh, NC (AP) - Tom O'Brien often tells his North Carolina
State players that they should treat every game like a title is on
the line. This time, they believe him.
Then again, the Wolfpack hardly need anyone to explain just how
high the stakes are for Thursday night's visit from No. 16 Florida
N.C. State linebacker Audie Cole says "everyone knows, this is
maybe the most important game we've played in a while."
That's because the winner will seize control of the ACC's
The Seminoles (6-1, 4-0) are the only team in the division
unbeaten in league play, with the Wolfpack (5-2, 2-1) right behind
them with one-loss Maryland still ahead for both teams.
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