UNC quarterback makes snide remark about in-state rival NC State, apologizes

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In-state college rivalries can have a certain edge to them. 

The Iron Bowl between Auburn and Alabama splits households down the middle every fall, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State’s rivalry gets so crazy, that it is known as “Bedlam,” and apparently, the rivalry between North Carolina and North Carolina State is alive and well. 

North Carolina State Wolfpack runs on to the field before a football game between the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Sep 17, 2022, at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. 
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On Tuesday, North Carolina freshman quarterback Drake Maye took a lighthearted jab at N.C. State, fanning the flames of the rivalry. 

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Maye was asked about Carolina’s former quarterback, Sam Howell, who also chose to stay in-state and play for the Tar Heels. 

North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Drake Maye, #10, throws the ball during warmups before the college football game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Florida A&M Rattlers on August, 27, 2022, at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

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