Found 57 events matching "football"

Successful football season

The NC State Football team’s record during the 1972 season was 8 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie, and a victory in the Peach Bowl.

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First football game

The first official football game was played against Raleigh Academy, a local prep school. "A&M," which is what NC State was called at the time, won 12-6.

New football record

NC State quarterback Bruce Shaw passes for 294 yards against Wake Forest, breaking the team's previous record for single-game passing yardage.

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First evening football game

The first evening football game is played on campus, a 37-0 victory over High Point.

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First televised football game

A State College football game is televised for the first time; the team takes on the University of Maryland in the contest.

Football victory over Duke

NC State beats Duke in football for the first time since 1932, with a final score of 13-6; the wife of right end and co-captain Al Phillips gives birth to a baby boy only hours after the contest.

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First Football ACC championship
First ACC football title

The State College football team defeats the University of South Carolina to win their first Atlantic Coast Conference title.

First football game on campus

The first on-campus football game is played at the new athletic field that would later become Riddick Stadium. The game ends for A & M College with a 20-0 victory over Randolph-Macon College, securing the Southern Intercollegiate Association championship for A & M, with six wins and one tie.

First football bowl game appearance

The NC State football team make their first bowl game appearance, taking on the University of Oklahoma in the Gator Bowl. NC State unfortunately loses the game, 43-13.

First African American Football Player

Marcus Martin becomes the first African American player to join the football team.

College Football Hall of Fame

Jack McDowall ('28) was the first NC State student athlete inducted (posthumously) into the College Football Hall of Fame.

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Wendell H. Murphy Football Center opens

Wendell Murphy, an alumnus, is a philanthropist and member of the Alexander Quarles Holladay Lifetime Giving Society.

Trip to Wake Forest football game

State College secures a "victory train" to take 6,000 students to go to the football game against Wake Forest (in Winston-Salem); train tickets are $0.65 and tickets to the game are $1.00.

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First African American Football All-American

Ted Brown becomes the first African American named an All-American in football. In 2012 he was inducted into the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame.

Football game broadcast in Reynolds Coliseum

For the first time ever, an NC State football game is shown in Reynolds Coliseum via closed-circuit television.

First African American Football Scholarship Recipient

Clyde Chesney becomes the first African American to receive a football scholarship.

NCSU football team began stellar 1967 season

The football team’ had 8 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie in 1967. During the season, the team became known for its "White Shoes Defense," holding opponents to less than nine points per game. The team later went on to win the Liberty Bowl.

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Mario Williams Freshman All-American in Football

Williams was on the All-ACC, 2004 (1st-team) and 2005 (1st team), 2004 Freshman All-American, 2005 Sports Illustrated 1st team All-American, 2005 Walter Camp 2nd team All-American, and 2005 Team MVP. He was the first ACC player ever selected as the first pick in the NFL draft, he was drafted by the Houston Texans in 2006.

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First African American Recipients of Full Football Scholarships

Willie Burden and Charley Young become the first African Americans to receive football scholarships as incoming freshmen.