There's one "must see" NCAA football 2013 live stream and TV game on the schedule for Thursday, Sept. 19, as one of the top-ranked teams in the nation looks to continue their winning ways. The Clemson Tigers will pay a visit to North Carolina State for an ACC showdown. The latest college football game will be live streaming and televised thanks to the ESPN networks.
According to FanSided.com on Sept. 18, it's been reported that Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd needs 20 more touchdown passes to surpass the all-time ACC career record. That's held by Philip Rivers who now stars with the NFL's San Diego Chargers. Ironically, Rivers formerly played for North Carolina State Wolfpack. Boyd now has ten games left in the season, as well as the chance for a trip to the ACC championship and a bowl game which could help him land the ACC record for QB's. He will likely continue to be mentioned along with other Heisman candidates as well, as long as he keeps playing at the level he has.
For North Carolina State, they'll enter this game not expected to pull off an upset, but some believe that Clemson plays down to lesser opponents and might not take the Wolfpack seriously. Clemson, currently ranked No.3 overall has a 2-0 record overall, but this will be their first "road test." NC State also has a 2-0 record with both wins on their home field so far. The team has been led by QB Pete Thomas who has thrown for 449 yards (0 touchdowns) on 39-for-58 passes completed. That's actually 10 more yards than Boyd, with the difference being Boyd has thrown for three touchdowns. Receiver Sammy Watkins has been among his favorite targets, as expected, as he has 146 yards on 9 receptions and 1 touchdown scored.
On the ground, NC State is led by Matt Dayes who has 127 yards and 3 touchdowns on 31 carries. Clemson's Roderick McDowell has rushed for 175 yards on 30 carries with no TD's yet. The Wolfpack rank at 43rd overall in rushing, and 35th in passing yards. Another telling stat is that they rank 31st in terms of points against allowing an average of 17.5, so far. Of course this is their first true ACC game, and against one of the top-ranked teams in the land.
With that said, Clemson heads into the game as a nearly two touchdown favorite over NC State for tonight's game. However, as ESPN.com noted on a blog, Clemson is among their teams on "upset watch," merely because of the fact the Wolfpack have earned a reputation for taking down the top teams in their division over the past several seasons. NC State has defeated at least one ranked team in each season dating back to 2005. Back in 2011, Clemson had a high ranking of No. 7 overall and were upset during a visit to Carter-Finley Stadium. The Tigers will want to make sure they stay focused and alert on the field tonight, or the Wolfpack may strike again.
Thursday night's Clemson vs. North Carolina State game has a start time of 7:30 p.m. EST. ESPN will televise the game for cable and satellite TV viewers around the nation. In addition, certain viewers will be able to watch the game live streaming online via WatchESPN broadband sports network. The video feed service is only accessible in conjunction with specific cable or satellite providers around the United States. See more details at WatchESPN for how to watch online.