Clemson will play the second of three consecutive home games when N.C. State comes to town for Saturday afternoon's Textile Bowl. The Tigers and Wolfpack will kick off at 3:30 p.m. from Memorial Stadium.
The Tigers' chance to move above .500 comes against an N.C. State team a week removed from its most promising--and yet still disappointing--game of the season against Florida State. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett and the Wolfpack led by as many as 17 and racked up more than 500 yards of total offense but they, like Clemson, couldn't quite hang on against the Seminoles--eventually losing 56-41.
More important than any real football thing, though: Who could pass up the possibility of watching Dabo enthusiastically handle a meaningless trophy?
TV: 3:30, ESPNU. For the second consecutive week, Clemson's game will air on ESPNU (DirecTV 208, Dish 141, U-verse 605 or 1605). That's basically as good as one could expect, given the quality games in the same afternoon time slot.
Streaming: The game can be found on WatchESPN--either online or through the app--with log-in information for a supported TV provider.
Radio: The radio broadcast of Clemson-NC State can be found on your local CTSN affiliate. If you happen to fall outside Clemson's coverage area, NC State's radio affiliates can be found here.
Pregame reading: For more information on the Wolfpack, check out Ryan Kantor's Q&A with SB Nation's N.C. State site, Backing the Pack.
Elsewhere in Week 6
College football's sixth week, at least on paper, is far better than recent weeks, and it's highlighted by an afternoon in which nine ranked teams--plus poor, unranked Clemson--will take the field during the set of 3:30 games. The packed afternoon time slot isn't too friendly to Clemson fans, but using multiple screens would make for a very solid afternoon of college football.
|Saturday, Oct 4, 2014||Time (ET)||TV|
|Ball State @ Army||12:00 PM|
|(20) Ohio State @ Maryland||12:00 PM||ABC|
|Florida @ Tennessee||12:00 PM||SECN|
|Purdue @ Illinois||12:00 PM||ESPN2|
|(6) Texas A&M @ (12) Mississippi State||12:00 PM||ESPN|
|Iowa State @ (21) Oklahoma State||12:00 PM||FS1|
|Marshall @ Old Dominion||12:00 PM||FSN|
|Southern Miss @ Middle Tennessee||12:00 PM||AMSN|
|Southern Methodist @ (22) East Carolina||12:00 PM||ESPNU|
|Virginia Tech @ North Carolina||12:30 PM||ESPN3/ACCN|
|Eastern Michigan @ Akron||2:00 PM||ESPN3|
|North Texas @ Indiana||2:30 PM||BTN/BTN2|
|Massachusetts @ Miami (OH)||2:30 PM||ESPN3|
|Tulsa @ Colorado State||3:00 PM|
|North Carolina State @ Clemson||3:30 PM||ESPNU|
|Wake Forest @ (1) Florida State||3:30 PM||ABC/ESPN3|
|(14) Stanford @ (9) Notre Dame||3:30 PM||NBC|
|(17) Wisconsin @ Northwestern||3:30 PM||ESPN2|
|(3) Alabama @ (11) Mississippi||3:30 PM||CBS|
|(4) Oklahoma @ (25) TCU||3:30 PM||FOX|
|(7) Baylor @ Texas||3:30 PM||ABC|
|Navy @ Air Force||3:30 PM||CBSS|
|New Mexico @ Texas-San Antonio||3:30 PM||AMSN|
|Buffalo @ Bowling Green||3:30 PM||ESPN3|
|Ohio @ Central Michigan||3:30 PM||ESPN3|
|Vanderbilt @ (13) Georgia||4:00 PM||SECN|
|Kansas @ West Virginia||4:00 PM||FSN|
|Oregon State @ Colorado||4:00 PM||PAC12|
|Kent State @ Northern Illinois||5:00 PM||ESPN3|
|South Alabama @ Appalachian State||6:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Michigan @ Rutgers||7:00 PM||BTN|
|(15) LSU @ (5) Auburn||7:00 PM||ESPN|
|Texas Tech @ (23) Kansas State||7:00 PM||ESPNU|
|UTEP @ Louisiana Tech||7:00 PM||FCS|
|UAB @ Western Kentucky||7:00 PM|
|Hawaii @ Rice||7:00 PM||AMSN|
|Toledo @ Western Michigan||7:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Louisiana-Monroe @ Arkansas State||7:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Georgia State @ Louisiana-Lafayette||7:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Idaho @ Texas State||7:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Memphis @ Cincinnati||7:00 PM||CBSS|
|Miami (FL) @ Georgia Tech||7:30 PM||ESPN2|
|South Carolina @ Kentucky||7:30 PM||SECN|
|Pittsburgh @ Virginia||7:30 PM||ESPN3|
|Arizona State @ (16) USC||7:30 PM||FOX|
|(19) Nebraska @ (10) Michigan State||8:00 PM||ABC|
|UNLV @ San Jose State||8:00 PM||ESNN|
|Georgia Southern @ New Mexico State||8:00 PM||ESPN3|
|Utah @ (8) UCLA||10:30 PM||ESPN|
|California @ Washington State||10:30 PM||PAC12|
|Boise State @ Nevada||10:30 PM||CBSS|