No more scrimmages, no more talk about so-and-so being in great shape; just football. NC State's season-opener is here at last, as the Wolfpack will hit the field at 6 p.m. ET Saturday to take on the Troy Trojans. The Trojans come in with a new head coach but some decent continuity within their starting 22, while the Wolfpack is on a three-game winning streak dating back to 2014.
If all goes according to plan for NC State, it should hold a comfortable lead by the second half, giving us all a relaxing opening game in the process.
"Television" coverage, such as it is, will be limited to ESPN3 for this contest. Information on that is below.
How to follow Troy vs. NC State
Online streaming: ESPN3 / WatchESPN mobile app
ESPN3 announcers: Alex Faust, Stan Lewter
Radio coverage: Wolfpack Sports Network / 101.5 FM in Raleigh (full list of affiliates here)
Odds: NC State -26
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