No. 18 North Carolina (9-2) heads to its regular season finale with NC State (7-4) this Friday after a brutal 21-17 loss to Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels will look to avenge the loss. by merger last season against the Wolfpack and winning their 10th game for the second time since. mack brown left Chapel Hill for Texas a quarter of a century ago.
The game begins at 3:30 pm at Kenan Stadium.
Here’s what you need to know to watch, listen or stream UNC-NC State’s 113th installment.
CLOCK: ESPN2: (Dave Pasch, play-by-play; Dusty Dvoracek, analyst; Tom Luginbill, on the sidelines)
STREAM: watch ESPN, fuboTV
LISTEN: Tar Heel Sports Network (Jones Angell, play-by-play; Brian Simmons, analyst; Lee Pace, on the sidelines)
SATELLITE RADIO: SiriusXM (84), app (84)
A live radio broadcast of the Tar Heel Sports Network is available on UNC’s official sports website, GoHeels.com, as well as through the TuneIn app.
The Tar Heels, who are 6.5-point favorites at home, have won two of their last three meetings with the Wolfpack. UNC leads the all-time series 68-37-6. UNC head coach mack brown it is 7-8 all-time (7-6 at UNC) against NC State. Brown is 25-2 in his last 27 games against in-state ACC opponents as head coach of the Tar Heels.
The Carolina-NC State series (112 games) is the fourth most played in ACC history. Carolina is part of four of the five most played series in ACC history.
The Tar Heels are coming off a brutal loss to Georgia Tech last week and are looking to avenge last season’s collapse against the Wolfpack in Raleigh.
“NC State is a very, very important game for this school,” Brown said during his news conference Monday. “[Our players] I have a lot of friends on the state team. They laugh and tease each other, and hang out together all summer. That’s what makes this so much fun. I like rivalry week more than any other week of the season. He’s so passionate.”
Like Georgia Tech last week, NC State has seen some wear and tear at the quarterback position. Preseason ACC Player of the Year Devin Leary tore his pectoral against Florida State on October 8 and was replaced by a true freshman mj morris.
Morris, who had played well in place of Leary, sat out last week’s 25-10 loss to Louisville with a lower-body injury. red shirt freshman benfinley and graduate transfer jack cameras split time at quarterback against the Cardinals. Finley was 16 of 35 passes for 201 yards and one touchdown against one interception, while Chambers was 2 of 7 for 13 yards.
“We don’t know who’s going to play quarterback, but we just got beat out by a team that played their third and fourth quarterbacks,” Brown said. “All quarterbacks are good. They wouldn’t be there if they weren’t good.”