NC State vs. Miami (FL): TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

Richard LangfordCorrespondent ISeptember 25, 2012

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SEPTEMBER 01: Head coach Al Golden of the Miami Hurricanes watches his team warm up prior to the game against the Boston College Eagles on September 1, 2012 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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The N.C. State Wolfpack and the Miami Hurricanes will wage in an ACC battle of two 3-1 teams in the Hurricanes' Sun Life Stadium. 

Despite their identical records, Miami has a big leg up in ACC play. They are 2-0 in conference play while the Wolfpack will be playing their first ACC game of the year. 

Miami enters this one on the heels of a big overtime win over Georgia Tech. Their lone loss was a big one, though, as they were humbled 52-13 by Kansas State. 

Meanwhile, the Wolfpack have won three straight after losing their opener 35-21 to Tennessee.

This game will be a good proving ground for both teams.  


Where: Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Fla.

When: Saturday, Sept. 29 at 12 p.m. ET

Watch:  ESPNU 

Live Stream: ESPN3

Listen: N.C. State radio networks, Miami radio networks

Betting Line: Miami -2.5 on Sept. 25 at Bet Online


Who Might Not Play for N.C. State

*Injury information according to USA Today on Sept. 25. Click the link for updated info.

Questionable: HB Mustafa Greene (disciplinary) 

Out: CB C.J. Wilson (eligibility), LB Michael Peek (knee)


Who Might Not Play for Miami

*Injury information according to USA Today on Sept. 25. Click the link for updated info. 

Questionable: DB Vaughn Telemaque (knee), LB Denzel Perryman (leg), DB Andrew Swasey (leg), DL Curtis Porter (appendix)

Out: LB Ramon Buchanan (knee), LB Raphael Kirby (leg) 

What They're Saying: Conference rivals who have become strangers

The Associated Press' Tim Reynolds offers a glimpse of a weird piece of scheduling that makes this game the first time these two have met since 2008. 

It's a quirk of life in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Sometimes, conference rivals are more like strangers, which is the case when it comes to the Hurricanes (3-1, 2-0) and Wolfpack (3-1, 0-0)—whose game on Saturday in Miami will be the first meeting between the programs since November 29, 2008. Miami has played 26 other ACC games over that span, N.C. State has appeared in 24 league games since that date.

Just not against one another.

"It's my first time playing N.C. State," said Miami cornerback Brandon McGee—and he's a senior.


N.C. State Player to Watch: Quintin Payton, WR

Junior receiver Quintin Payton is having a strong season. In four games, he has already pulled in 17 catches for 338 yards and a touchdown. 

This is after the 6'4" receiver only totaled 11 catches in his first two years with the Wolfpack. 

Payton is QB Mike Glennon's favorite target and he is rewarding him with solid production. He will be a big part of this game, and if the Hurricanes can shut him down, it will go a long way toward shutting down the Wolfpack offense. 


Miami Player to Watch: Duke Johnson, RB

Duke Johnson is a big play waiting to happen. The small freshman is a threat to take the ball to the house every time he touches it. 

He has already amassed a nation-leading 838 all-purpose yards. 

He is a threat on returns, in the receiving game and, of course, running the ball. 


Prediction: Miami 24, N.C. State 20

This should be a close game throughout, but I expect the speed of Miami to create at least one breakaway score, and that will turn the tide in their favor.