WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --With a 28-13 home win, Wake Forest handed NC State its second loss of the season, making transitive property look completely ridiculous by losing 56-7 at Clemson last weekend when NC State only lost to Clemson by a score of 26-14. Oh forget it, let's just all agree transitive property isn't a thing. But there were some takeaways from the game.
1. Wake Forest remains the place where other North Carolina-based teams' dreams go to shrivel up and die. And the Deacons are just fine with that. Head coach Jim Grobe is 32-10 against in-state opponents (21-3 at home) and he has not padded that stat against inferior opponents -- he's 14-3 at home against the three ACC in-state teams (Duke, UNC and NC State).
But North Carolina and Duke have both won in Winston-Salem since NC State last has (2001), and particularly since the two schools are in the same division, it has become a source of frustration for the Wolfpack.
When asked what made it so difficult, senior cornerback...