NC State is in Chestnut Hill, a place where it has had zero recent success, for a 12:30 game. Worse, NC State is without starting running back Matt Dayes, who is done for the season because of injury, and starting right tackle Will Richardson, who is serving a suspension following his DWI arrest.
This is fine, right? Sure, I'd say this is all fine. All of these signs are pointing in just a great direction, aren't they?
Boston College has one of the best five or 10 defensive units in the country, but the Eagles are also saddled with one of the worst five or 10 offenses in the country. They're turning to a walk-on quarterback this week, and that may end up being a surprising success or a massive disaster.
Points should be at a premium, and let's hope NC State is ready to go for this one, because it's important. I think we'd all like stop worrying about bowl eligibility, and beyond that, it would be nice to see the team play well in a place it usually doesn't.
How to watch/follow NC State vs. Boston College
Kickoff: 12:30 p.m. ET
TV: ACC Network (list of affiliates here)
Online streaming: ESPN3 / WatchESPN mobile app
Announcers: Tim Brant, Dave Archer, Roddy Jones (h/t to @SandlapperSpike)
Radio coverage: Wolfpack Sports Network / 101.5 FM in Raleigh (full list of affiliates here)
Odds: NC State -4
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