With most of its conference games hundreds of miles away, it's hard to blame West Virginia for scheduling so many non-conference games with eastern football schools. The Mountaineers had previously announced series with Virginia Tech, Tennessee, and have brought up playing archrival Pitt in the future. Now, the ACC's N.C. State will face WVU in a few years.
CBS Sports has more from WVU AD Oliver Luck, per a release on the series:
“I am excited about this series, because it gives our football program and our fans an outstanding home-and-home series with a team from the ACC,” said West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck in a release. “WVU has a lot of alumni living in North Carolina, especially in the triangle region, so it gives our fans a game that is close. We have had a competitive games over the years with NC State, and this is a chance to restart the series.”
West Virginia is clearly not afraid to play anyone, based on this year's opener with Alabama, and all of the other games they've been working on. Now Holgorsen just needs to start winning a few of them.