RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The best way for Tom O'Brien to steer his North Carolina State team to a better bowl is by continuing to make things tough for an embattled friend.
The Wolfpack (6-5, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) can climb a spot on the league's postseason pecking order Saturday if they can take care of last-place Boston College.
N.C. State enters the weekend as one of five bowl-eligible teams in the ACC, joining Georgia Tech and Duke at the six-win mark.
O'Brien says it's a chance for the Wolfpack to separate themselves from that pack of teams.
They seem to have a manageable path: BC (2-9, 1-6) has the worst record in the league.
Copyright 2016 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.