N.C. State Vs. Cincinnati Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

Cincinnati is looking for payback after last year's 30-19 loss to the Wolfpack.

While this Thursday night game will be played in the backyard of the Cincinnati Bearcats, it represents a homecoming for North Carolina State Wolfpack head coach Tom O'Brien.

O'Brien grew up in Cincinnati and played high school football at St. Xavier High School in town.

The two teams played in Raleigh last year, with NC State winning 30-19. The game sent both teams in different directions. The Wolfpack propelled themselves to 9-4 while Cincy went into a tailspin, finishing 4-8.

Both teams enter the contest with 2-1 records that leave a lot of questions unanswered. Their wins have mostly come over lesser opponents and the losses were to middle-of-the-road BCS squads.

Look for the quarterbacks, NC State's Mike Glennon and Cincinnati's Zach Collaros, to set the tone and put up plenty of numbers as they've been doing.

Game date, time: 8:00 pm ET, Thursday, September 22nd

Location: Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

TV channel: ESPN

Spread: Cincinnati favored by 7.

Series history: NC State leads, 1-0.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Cincinnati blog Down The Drive and NC State blog Backing The Pack. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.