NC State vs. Western Carolina: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

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NC State vs. Western Carolina: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

After a 9-4 season in 2018 and crushing East Carolina in the season opener, NC State looks to turn its sights to the other side of the state as they take on Western Carolina in Week 2.

Western Carolina dropped its season opener, 49-27, to Mercer.

The Catamounts actually outgained Mercer, 445-419, despite the loss. The offensive attack was a team effort. Quarterback Tyrie Adams ran 17 times for 34 yards and a touchdown in addition to throwing for 318 yards and two touchdowns with a 66 percent completion rate. D.J. Thorpe led the team in receiving yards but was tied with Daquan Patten and Owen Cosenke with six receptions. Cosenke and Patten each had a touchdown as well.

The Wolfpack looked like they picked up right where they left off last season — Gator Bowl loss aside. NC State held ECU to just 41 total rushing yards and forced two turnovers. On offense, Matthew McKay completed 25of 37 passes for 308 yards and a touchdown but it was on the ground where he was most effective. McKay scored two times on just six rushes. Six other rushers combined for 156 yards on the ground while the trio of Thayer Thomas, Tabari Hines, and Emeka Emezie led the way in the receiving game. The trio combined for 17 receptions, 227 yards and a touchdown.

NC State vs. Western Carolina

Who: NC State Wolfpack vs. Western Carolina Catamounts

What: Week 2

When: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, 12:30 p.m. ET

Where: Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, North Carolina  

TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington (Tom Werme, James Bates)

Live Stream: NBC Sports Washington, ACCNX

Radio: Wolfpack Sports Network (Gary Hahn, Tony Haynes, Johnny Evans)

Point Spread: N/A

Over/Under: N/A

Weather: Sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind.

NC State 2019 football schedule

Week 1, NC State 34, ECU 6
Week 2, September 7, 12:30 p.m., NBCSN: Western Carolina
Week 3, September 14, noon, FS1: at West Virginia
Week 4, September 21, TBD: Ball State
Week 5, September 28, TBD: at Florida State
Week 6, BYE
Week 7, October 10 (THURS), 8:00 p.m., ESPN: Syracuse Orange
Week 8, October 19, TBD: at Boston College
Week 9, BYE
Week 10, November 2, TBD: at Wake Forest
Week 11, November 9, TBD: Clemson
Week 12, November 16, TBD: Louisville
Week 13, November 21 (THURS), 8:00 p.m., ESPN: at Georgia Tech
Week 14, November 30, TBD: North Carolina

Bowl season: Penn State, UVA get New Year's Six, the Hokies bowl shuffle and Navy's tough draw

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Bowl season: Penn State, UVA get New Year's Six, the Hokies bowl shuffle and Navy's tough draw

The regular season is over, the conference championships decided and the playoff bracket is set. Yes, it's bowl season. Bowl bids were handed out on Sunday and Penn State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Navy all found out their postseason fates.

Here's where each team is headed this bowl season:

Penn State vs. Memphis, Cotton Bowl Classic on Saturday, Dec. 28

Ohio State is headed to the College Football Playoff and the Big Ten's Rose Bowl bid is going to Wisconsin. Penn State, however, managed to squeak into the New Year's Six as the No. 10 team in the nation. They will take on Group of 5 representative Memphis who won the AAC.

Virginia vs. Florida, Orange Bowl on Monday, Dec. 30

The Cavaliers are headed to the Orange Bowl for the first time in school history. More on this game here.

Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky, Belk Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 31

The Belk Bowl always seemed like the likely destination for Virginia Tech, but their opponent was a bit of a mystery. If you were following along on Twitter before things were made official, the Hokies were supposed to play Mississippi State, then it was Tennessee, then Kentucky, then Tennesse again and then back to Kentucky.

Now it's official and we know for sure it will be Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky.

The issue was reportedly Tennessee changing its bowl preference at the last minute.

Navy vs. Kansas State, Liberty Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 31

Kansas State is the only team in the nation with a win over a College Football Playoff team. They defeated Oklahoma 48-41 in October.

Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo had the quote of the day about his team's matchup.


Virginia is Orange Bowl bound for the first time ever

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Virginia is Orange Bowl bound for the first time ever

The Virginia Cavaliers are headed to the Orange Bowl where they will play the Florida Gators on Dec. 30 it was announced Sunday. The Cavaliers were smoked by Clemson to the tune of 62-17 in Saturday's ACC Championship Game thus cementing the Tigers' spot in the College Football Playoff. With the conference champs in the playoff, the ACC's Orange Bowl bid then fell to the Cavaliers as the next highest-ranked ACC team.

This will be Virginia's first-ever trip to the Orange Bowl.

The Hoos' opponent will be 10-2 Florida. The Gators finished the season ranked No. 9 in the final College Football Playoff rankings after a season in which their only two losses came go No. 1 LSU in Death Valley and No. 5 Georgia in a neutral site game in Jacksonville.

This is the third-straight bowl season for Bronco Mendenhall in his four seasons at UVA. Last season the Cavaliers won a decisive 28-0 victory over South Carolina in the Belk Bowl. A nine-win regular season was Virginia's first since 2007 and clinched the team's first-ever Coastal Division championship. The reward has thus far been a game against undefeated Clemson and another top-ten team in Florida. Virginia, however, will have much more time to prepare for the Gators than they did against the Tigers. They also will not be coming off an emotional rivalry win like they were in ACC Championship Game, playing just one week after their first win over rival Virginia Tech since 2003. It also gives time for star quarterback Bryce Perkins to heal who appeared to be ailing and grabbing his chest towards the end of the loss to Clemson.