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NC State will begin 2021 football season with three straight night games

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I can safely say that 2021 is going to be our year, by which I mean the fans’ year. The ACC released kickoff times and television information for the first three weeks of the 2021 college football season, and there isn’t a noon game to be found for NC State.

Instead, it’s night games galore:

USF vs. NC State, Sept. 2: 7:30 p.m. ET, ACC Network

NC State vs. Mississippi State, Sept. 11: 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2 or ESPNU

Furman vs. NC State, Sept. 18: 7:30 p.m. ET, RSN

Given that the Clemson game comes the week after the Furman game, there’s a pretty good chance that NC State doesn’t play a single nooner in September. What a time to be alive. Makes for some nice leisurely afternoon tailgating, too.

The league also announced that NC State’s Thanksgiving week home game against the Tar Heels will start at either 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage from ABC or ESPN.