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Coming off a four-game winning streak with one game left of the regular season, NC State wants nothing more than to take down UNC and notch its ninth win of the year on Saturday. Meanwhile, despite having a future first-round pick at QB in Drake Maye, the Tar Heels enter after losing three out of their last five games and needing a win over the Pack to salvage what has been a horrendous close to the season.

Chip Alexander of The News & Observer joins Cory Smith on the Pregame Podcast to break down NC State's season finale vs. UNC. Alexander discusses the money year for Maye, Omarion Hampton's breakout campaign, the struggles for the defense and his thoughts on how the game will go on Saturday in Carter-Finley Stadium.