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2005 NC State Wolfpack football team

2005 NC State Wolfpack football
Meineke Car Care Bowl Champions
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Division
2005 record 7–5 (3–5 ACC)
Head coach Chuck Amato
Home stadium Carter–Finley Stadium
(Capacity: 57,500)
2005 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#23 Florida State xy   5 3         8 5  
#18 Boston College x   5 3         9 3  
#21 Clemson   4 4         8 4  
Wake Forest   3 5         4 7  
NC State   3 5         7 5  
Maryland   3 5         5 6  
#7 Virginia Tech x   7 1         11 2  
#17 Miami   6 2         9 3  
Georgia Tech   5 3         7 5  
North Carolina   4 4         5 6  
Virginia   3 5         7 5  
Duke   0 8         1 10  

Championship: Florida State 27, Virginia Tech 22
† – BCS representative as conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 NC State Wolfpack football team represented North Carolina State University during the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Chuck Amato. NC State has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) since the league's inception in 1953, and participated in that conference's Atlantic Division in 2005, the inaugural year for the division. The Wolfpack played its home games in 2005 at Carter–Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina, which has been NC State football's home stadium since 1966.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 7:00 PM #7 Virginia Tech Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ESPN2 L 16–20   57,500
September 17 6:00 PM Eastern Kentucky* Carter–Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC W 54–10   56,747
September 24 12:00 PM North Carolina Carter–Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC (Rivalry) JPS L 24–31   57,500
October 6 7:30 PM at #23 Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPN W 17–14   51,432
October 13 7:30 PM Clemson Carter-Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC (Textile Bowl) ESPN L 10–31   57,500
October 22 3:30 PM at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC (Tobacco Road rivalry) L 19–27   33,316
October 29 12:00 PM Southern Miss*dagger Carter–Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC ESPNU W 21–17   52,500
November 5 3:30 PM at #8 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ABC W 20–15   83,912
November 12 7:00 PM at #25 Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ESPN2 L 10–30   42,826
November 19 1:00 PM Middle Tennessee* Carter–Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC W 24–3   37,217
November 26 12:00 PM Maryland Carter–Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC ESPN W 20–14   52,312
December 31 11:00 AM vs. South Florida* Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC (Meineke Car Care Bowl) ESPN2 W 14–0   57,937
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


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