As if you weren’t already excited enough about the Pack’s non-conference schedule, the season-opener vs.
I-AA powerhouse first-year I-A Georgia Southern will be televised at 12:30 on the ACC Network.
NC State’s season opener Aug. 30 against Georgia Southern will kick-off at 12:30 p.m. on ACC Network affiliates throughout the country. The Old Dominion contest on Sept. 6 will be broadcast on ESPN3 and have a 6 p.m. start.
Wolfpack legend Mario Williams, whose Buffalo Bills squad will play a preseason game on Aug. 28, will return to Carter-Finley for the Georgia Southern game to have his jersey officially honored. The three-time Pro Bowl selection, who is the only player in ACC history to be the top selection in the NFL draft, will see his No. 9 jersey added to the display in the stadium where he set school records for tackles for loss and sacks.
To be fair, it’s all about TV. This is simply the result of the contract with the ACC’s TV partners: every game is televised on some medium, and we drew the short straw for the second straight season with a 12:30 kickoff on the ACC Network.