NC State returns to action Saturday night, same bat time, same bat non-channel. The Wolfpack will close out its brief early-season homestand with Eastern Kentucky, a team that is ranked in the current FCS top 25. The Colonels will provide a different challenge for the Pack, since they figure to be more inclined to run the ball.
And well they should be with such a talented running back, plus a quarterback whose decision-making skills have been lacking. Running back Dy'Shawn Mobley could be a problem for the Pack, but it's difficult to see Eastern Kentucky pulling out this game without an unusually good evening throwing the ball by QB Bennie Coney. I don't think Coney has it in him.
How to follow Eastern Kentucky vs. NC State
Kickoff: 6 p.m. ET
Online streaming: ESPN3 / WatchESPN mobile app
ESPN3 announcers: Matt Stewart, Darius Walker
Radio coverage: Wolfpack Sports Network / 101.5 FM in Raleigh (full list of affiliates here)
BTP's EKU coverage:
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