The NC State vs. Murray State game took place on Military Appreciation Day at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC. NCSU Military Appreciation Day is a time set aside for NC military to attend a NCSU football game and enjoy Wolfpack pride and school spirit. Fans joined the NC State Marching Band and cheerleaders in welcoming a group from the Wounded Warrior Project from Camp Lejeune.
The Black Daggers, the U.S. Army Special Operations parachute demonstration team, drop in to deliver the game ball.
The Black Daggers are the official U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team. Their mission is to perform live aerial demonstrations in support of Army Special Operations community relations and recruiting. Comprised of volunteers from throughout Army Special Operations the Black Daggers have diverse backgrounds and are skilled in various military specialties including Special Forces, Rangers, civil affairs,
psychological operations and signal and support. The team represents the professionalism and dedication of special operations forces.
Wolfpack football team runs onto the field behind a cople of players holding an American and North Carolina flag.
Military representatives come out for coin toss before the start of the game.
Captain prepares to make the coin toss before the NC State vs Murray State football game.
One of four Blackhawk helicopters which did a flyover Carter-Finley stadium as the game began.
Army ROTC member does pushups after a NC State score.
At halftime, the NC State Marching Band performed a patriotic show that features a medley of military branch anthems plus a field-size American flag.