The Textile Bowl is the name given to the Clemson–NC State football rivalry. It is an American college football rivalry game played annually by the Clemson Tigers football team of Clemson University and the NC State Wolfpack football team of North Carolina State University.
|First meeting||November 18, 1899|
Clemson 24, North Carolina A&M 0
|Latest meeting||November 9, 2019|
Clemson 55, NC State 10
|Trophy||Textile Bowl (since 1981)|
|All-time series||Clemson leads, 59–28–1|
|Trophy series||Clemson leads, 27–10|
|Largest victory||Clemson, 55–10 (2019)|
|Longest win streak||Clemson, 8 (2012–Present)|
|Current win streak||Clemson, 8 (2012–Present)|
|Locations of the two universities.|
The rivalry game has been known as the Textile Bowl since 1981. The two universities are founding members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), and both have competed in the ACC's Atlantic Division since the conference initiated divisional play. The rivalry's name is derived from the fact that Clemson and North Carolina State have two of the largest university-level textile schools in the world, and from the textile industry's historic importance in the economic development of their respective states of South Carolina and North Carolina.
The rivalry is usually considered good-natured due to how similar the two universities are in terms of mission, academics, and fans. The rivalry has been played annually since 1971.
In the days and weeks leading up to the game each year, both universities host special programs and events promoting each other's textile programs. In recent years, students from Clemson go on visits of the North Carolina State campus in Raleigh, NC and vice versa.
Even though the rivalry has lost some luster at the national level, compared to NC State's local rivalries with the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke Blue Devils and Clemson's rivalries with the South Carolina Gamecocks, the Georgia Bulldogs, and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and the Florida State Seminoles it still holds a lot of significance for alumni and for the communities surrounding the colleges.
|Clemson victories||NC State victories||Tie games|
- Johnson, Richard (October 20, 2018). "Did you know that NC State's game with Clemson is called the Textile Bowl?". SB Nation. Vox Media. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
- Blake, J. Mike (September 21, 2007). "College of Textiles Dean Discusses Textile Bowl Plans". WRAL-TV. Retrieved September 8, 2019.