Rivalry week often lends itself to a bit of saltiness between the involved parties, and unfortunately emotions boiled over after NC State scored its game-winning touchdown in overtime on Saturday:
NC State & UNC love us so much they not only went to OT but then got into a brawl after the game just to give us a few more minutes of Raycom Sports. pic.twitter.com/cTDHb71dyk— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) November 24, 2018
This may have started with some shoving between Kelvin Harmon and Dominique Ross but eventually turned into a full-on bench-clearing scuffle during which it appeared several players threw punches. That doesn’t matter to the Tar Heels since their season is over, but the Wolfpack has a game to go and may have some guys facing disciplinary action. That’s something to keep an eye on the next couple days.
Though to here Larry Fedora tell it, this was not a fight at all. It was ... a previously undiscovered football ritual? Or something?
"There was no fight. Not to my knowledge."— Lauren Brownlow (@lebrownlow) November 24, 2018
"What would you call it?"
"Their team was celebrating and our team was celebrating."
"What was your team celebrating?"
"My team wasn't celebrating. Their team was celebrating in our end zone....But there wasn't any fight."
You, uh, you feelin’ all right there, Lare?
This was Kelvin Harmon’s (since-deleted) reaction on Twitter: