Ready or not, everybody, here it comes. This game we have to play in Chapel Hill, that is. On the Friday after Thanksgiving, of all days. But who knows, maybe this timing helps—it ain’t like UNC was going to have a bunch of folks at a noon game regardless of the date, and a Friday afternoon game won’t help that situation.
NC State heads into this final regular season game with plenty still unclear: how secure is Dave Doeren’s job, and how much will the result from this contest affect his status one way or the other? The Wolfpack is also a win shy of bowl eligibility, and it is at least do-or-die in that sense. (Despite any potential APR/academic exemption to fill empty spots, a 5-7 NCSU team is not going bowling, per the N&O’s Joe Giglio.)
NCSU vs. UNC
Kickoff: Noon ET, Friday, Nov. 25
TV: ESPN (Adam Amin, Mack Brown, Molly McGrath)
Online stream: WatchESPN / ACC Network Extra (these are the same thing, basically)
Line: North Carolina -12
Radio: Wolfpack Sports Network