The Atlantic Coast Conference released the 2019 league football schedule on Wednesday afternoon, so now we have the particulars of what NC State will face this fall. The Wolfpack begins league play at Florida State on Sept. 28 and will spend three of its first four conference games on the road.
The full NC State 2019 slate:
Aug. 31 — vs. East Carolina
Sept. 7 — vs. Western Carolina
Sept. 14 — at West Virginia
Sept. 21 — vs. Ball State
Sept. 28 — at Florida State
Oct. 10 — vs. Syracuse (Thursday)
Oct. 19 — at Boston College
Nov. 2 — at Wake Forest
Nov. 9 — vs. Clemson
Nov. 16 — vs. Louisville
Nov. 21 — at Georgia Tech (Thursday)
Nov. 30 — vs. UNC
The spacing is a bit odd this year, since thanks to a bye and a Thursday-nighter, NC State plays only twice in October. And thanks to the second Thursday night game, the Wolfpack will face a short turnaround between the Louisville and Georgia Tech games, which is not ideal.
How November shapes up is anybody’s guess at this point—the last three teams on State’s league schedule have brand new coaching staffs, so who knows how they’ll end up lookin’.
Overall, it’s a manageable schedule, with no particularly harrowing stretch that jumps out to me. What do you guys think?