NC State vs. Maryland: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IOctober 16, 2012

RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 06:  Mike Glennon #8 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack drops back to pass against the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Carter-Finley Stadium on October 6, 2012 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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North Carolina State will roll into College Park to take on Maryland for one of the key games in this ACC season.

Maryland sits alone atop the division standings at 2-0 with the Wolfpack behind them at 1-1.

However, NC State is in a nice position as their last time on the field (they had a bye last week) the Wolfpack shocked division favorite Florida State to throw the conference up for grabs, likely between these three teams. 

This should be a great game. 

 

Where: Byrd Stadium in College Park, Maryland

When: Saturday, October 20 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Watch: ESPNU

Live Stream: WatchESPN

Listen: List of North Carolina State radio networks, list of Maryland radio networks

Betting Line: North Carolina State -3.5 (according to Bet Online on Oct. 15)

 

Who Might Not Play for North Carolina State

*Injury information according to the USA Today on Oct. 15. Click the link for updated info. 

Questionable: Rob Crisp, T (back), Andrew Wallace, G (foot), James Washington, HB (ankle)

Out: Zach Allen, G (leg), Jacob Kahut, DT (knee), Michael Peek, LB (knee)

 

Who Might Not Play for Maryland

*Injury information according to the USA Today on Oct. 15. Click the link for updated info. 

Questionable: Wes Brown, RB (shoulder), Kerry Boykins, WR (hip), Keith Bowers, DL (calf), Matt Robinson, DB (groin), Rashid Conteh, DB (ankle)

Out: L.A. Goree, LB (neck), Nick Ferrara, PK (hip), Andre Monroe, DL (knee), C.J. Brown, QB (knee)

 

What They're Saying 

Maryland's game against Virginia produced not just a victory, but some individual conference honors for two players. 

The Baltimore Sun has more:

Two Maryland players were honored by the ACC on Monday after the Terps’ 27-20 win over Virginia.

True freshman Stefon Diggs earned Specialist of the Week honors by accumulating a season-high 239 all-purpose yards against the Cavaliers. Diggs took back the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. On the next drive, the Good Counsel grad caught a 60-yard pass to set up another Terps score. He finished with four receptions for 89 yards.

Senior linebacker Darin Drakeford contributed seven tackles (five solo), three tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble to lead Maryland’s defensive efforts and earn ACC Linebacker of the Week accolades. Fellow Terps senior Demetrius Hartsfield won the same award last week after Maryland’s win over Wake Forest.

Diggs is now a three-time ACC weekly honoree. He was named ACC Rookie of the Week for his performance in games against West Virginia and Wake Forest.

 

North Carolina State Player to Watch: Mike Glennon, QB

Senior quarterback Mike Glennon is playing fantastic football. He has thrown for 1,681 yards, 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions, but his play can't be measured simply by stats. 

Never was that more apparent than it was in the upset of Florida State. He threw the game winner on fourth down with 16 seconds left and his poise and calm in the pocket was what separated his team from defeat.


Maryland Player to Watch: Perry Hills, QB

Freshman Perry Hills has struggled at times this season adjusting to the speed of the game, but he is making big strides, and he is full of promise. 

Hills has a solid rating of 133.1 with eight touchdowns to six interceptions. Hills is learning to limit his mistakes, and lat week's victory was just his second interception-free start. 

 

Key Matchup: Wolfpack's Passing Attack vs. Terrapins' Pass Defense

We talked about Glennon's nice season above and he has led his team to the 35th most passing yards per game in the nation. 

Maryland's pass defense has been solid. They are allowing just 183.2 passing yards per game and a completion percentage of 50 percent. 

 

Prediction: Maryland 20, North Carolina State 17

Maryland is going to ride their home fans to victory. Its pass defense is coming together, and they will be able slow down Glennon. 

This will be a well-played defensive game that the Terrapins take with a late Hills-inspired drive.