The North Carolina State Wolfpack football team will host the North Carolina Tar Heels in ACC play on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium.
The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET and will be televised on the new ACC Network. If you don’t have cable or don’t have that channel, you can watch the game live on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PS4, or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. Of those, the “Max,” “Choice,” “Xtra,” and “Ultimate” bundles all include the ACC Network.
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of UNC vs NC State on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app. You can also watch the game on the ESPN app if you sign in using your AT&T TV Now credentials.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand library of TV shows and movies, Hulu With Live TV comes with 60-plus live TV channels, including the ACC Network. If you want to keep the ACC Network for the long-term, this is the cheapest streaming service that includes it.
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of UNC vs NC State on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app. You can also watch the game on the ESPN app if you sign in using your Hulu credentials.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
ACC Network is included in Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” plus “Sports Extra” channel bundle.
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch a live stream of UNC vs NC State on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app. You can also watch the game on the ESPN app if you sign in using your Sling TV credentials.
If you can’t watch live, cloud DVR is available as an add-on.
UNC vs NC State Football Preview
Needing to win out in their last two games to secure bowl eligibility, the Tar Heels got halfway there last week, thumping the Mercer Bears 56-7 at home to improve to 5-6 overall and 3-3 in ACC play.
In their last home game of the season, North Carolina ran the ball 41 times, racking up 376 yards and 5 touchdowns on the ground.
“The afternoon and night was exactly what we needed,” UNC head coach Mack Brown said, according to The Associated Press. “We dominated the game. Our guys were ready to play. They took the game over early. The game was over at halftime, so we got to play basically everybody who was eligible on our team, which helps morale. And we didn’t get anybody hurt. So it was the perfect night for us.”
Tar Heels quarterback Sam Howell connected on 10 of 13 passes for 152 yards and 3 touchdowns, adding a 17-yard run.
“We’ve been in so many close games this year with teams that we’re better than,” Howell said, per The Associated Press. “We’ve honestly played down to some teams’ levels this year and we just need to play to our level every single week.”
Following a 4-2 start, the Wolfpack have dropped five in a row, most recently falling to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 28-26 on the road to let their chances of bowl eligibility slip away. They’re 1-6 in the ACC.
NC State trailed 21-3 at halftime. They had an opportunity to tie the game with 5:17 remaining in contest, but their 2-point conversion failed when quarterback Devin Leary’s pass to tight end Cary Angeline fell incomplete.
“I’m proud of the way our guys fought in the second half,” NC State head coach Dave Doernen said, according to 247 Sports. “We obviously didn’t do enough in the first half to make it an opportunity for our players to be in a much better situation. I thought the last two minutes of the first half really hurt us.”
He added: “I feel bad for our seniors. I love those kids, and for them not to have a bowl game … we are going to make this a special week for them, with the last week, senior day at Carter-Finley against our rival.”
Doernen noted that his players did much of the talking at halftime.
“To be honest, they were calling each other out. I didn’t have to say a whole lot,” Doernen said, per 247 Sports. “And not in a negative way, just guys saying ‘this ain’t us, what are we doing?’”
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