Posted September 25, 2012 on AP on Fox
The last time North Carolina State and Miami met in football, gas was $1.82 a gallon and George W. Bush was still residing in the White House. So a little bit has changed since. It's a quirk of life in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Sometimes, conference rivals are more like strangers, which is the case when it comes to the Hurricanes (3-1, 2-0) and Wolfpack (3-1, 0-0) - whose game on Saturday in Miami will be the first meeting between the programs since November 29, 2008. Miami has played 26 other ACC games over that span, N.C. State has appeared in 24 league games since that date. Just not against one another. ''It's my first time playing N.C. State,'' said Miami cornerback Brandon McGee - and he's a senior. He's hardly alone. Familiarity simply doesn't exist between the players in this game. There were 66 points scored and 830 yards gained the last time Miami and North Carolina State played, and none of the people responsible for those stats will be on the field at Sun Life...
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