The Syracuse Orange (2-2) visit the NC State Wolfpack (3-1) on Saturday, September 30 in an ACC Atlantic Division showdown. The Orange are kicking off their conference schedule, while the Wolfpack sit at 1-0 in league play.
Syracuse wrapped up its non-conference portion of the season with a 35-26 loss to #25 LSU in Baton Rouge last Saturday. Meanwhile, NC State faced a Florida State team that hadn’t played in weeks and left Tallahassee with a 27-21 victory. The Wolfpack are on a three-game winning streak against the Orange, winning last year’s game 35-20 at the Carrier Dome.
Game time, TV channel and how to watch online information for the game is below:
Syracuse-NC State details
Date: Saturday, Sept. 30
Time: 12:20 p.m. ET kickoff
Location: Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, N.C.
Weather: partly cloudy, high of 76 degrees
The line: NC State by – 12.5
Which TV channel is Syracuse-NC State on?
The Syracuse-NC State game will be shown on the ACC Network. Check local listings for the channel in your area.
How can I watch Syracuse-NC State online?
The Syracuse-NC State contest can be seen online on WatchESPN.
How can I listen to Syracuse-NC State on the radio?
The Syracuse-NC State game will be available on the Syracuse IMG Network , WTKW 99.5 FM.
Syracuse-NC State preview, keys to the game
Syracuse can probably feel good about how closely they played LSU on the road on Saturday, as it certainly will be seen as a sign of progress for a program still looking to get back to the national prominence it enjoyed decades ago. The Orange nearly matched the Tigers in overall yardage (414-384), lost the time of possession battle by just 16 seconds (30:08 to 29:52), and enjoyed a strong performance from Eric Dungey. However, they struggled to run the ball against a talented defensive front and were unable to respond to a LSU team out to prevent a letdown in front of their home fans.
On the other side for the Wolfpack, although they faced and defeated a Deondre Francois-less Florida State squad, it can still be marked down as a long-awaited signature win for Dave Doeren in his fifth season at the helm. The Wolfpack enjoyed turnover-free ball from Ryan Finley and strong performances from both Nyheim Hines (24 carries, 94 yards) and Jakobi Meyers (five catches, 112 yards, one touchdown), while sacking James Blackman four times in the freshman’s first career start. NC State only has a single blemish on its record – a loss to South Carolina to open the season – but has won its last three.
This will be an extremely critical matchup for both sides. For Syracuse, they will turn to Dungey to help them deal NC State a first loss in both the division and the conference. Meanwhile, for the Wolfpack, they will be out to show that the victory over Florida State was not a fluke as they look to keep pace with Clemson and remain unbeaten in league play. That becomes even more important for them as they face #17 Louisville this coming Thurday in an attempt to do significant damage to the Cardinals’ ACC Championship hopes.
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