The Pirates win big against in-state rival NC State 21 to 16. A win that could very well solidify a place for the Pirates in a bowl game.
Skip's gang is now seven and five on the season, good enough for a bowl game. However, it will not be the Liberty Bowl. Southern Miss, has secured a spot in the Conference USA title game by beating Marshall Saturday night. Southern Miss will play Houston next Friday in the Conference USA title game. James Pinkney had a number of touchdown passes, first to Jay Sonnhalter, and second to Aundrea Allison. The final touchdown came from a Brandon Fractious run, capping off the Pirate win at Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh.