State-Wake game on Nov. 18 gets prime time kickoff

UNC will host Western Carolina at 3pm

NC State tight end Jaylen Samuels (1) tries to fight off Wake Forest defensive back Jessie Bates (3) after catching a pass last season at Carter-Finley Stadium (Eamon Queeney / North State Journal)

With control of the ACC Atlantic Division now in Clemson’s hands, the only championship at stake for NC State’s football game at Wake Forest on Nov. 18 will likely be the unofficial state title.

But that hasn’t stopped the ACC and its television partners from giving the game prime time exposure.

The Wolfpack and Deacons will kick off at 7:30 p.m. with television coverage on ESPNU, according to the schedule announced by the ACC on Monday.

In other games involving state teams, North Carolina’s nonconference game against Western Carolina will be played at 3 p.m. on the ACC Network Extra while Duke’s home game against Georgia Tech will begin at 3:30 p.m. with coverage on Fox Sports Carolinas and other regional sports networks.

Here is the entire schedule of ACC games on Saturday, Nov. 18:

Virginia at Miami, noon, ABC or ESPN – network designation after the games of Nov. 11
Delaware State at Florida State, noon, RSN
The Citadel at Clemson, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network – split window
Pitt at Virginia Tech, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network – split window
Western Carolina at North Carolina, 3 p.m., ACC Network Extra
Syracuse at Louisville, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2 or ESPNU – network designation after the games of Nov. 11
Georgia Tech at Duke, 3:30 p.m., RSN
NC State at Wake Forest, 7:30 p.m., ESPNU