North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech: How to watch NCAA Football online, TV channel, live stream info, game time.How to watch North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech football game.The Virginia Tech Hokies are 4-1 against the North Carolina Tar Heels since November of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success on Saturday. The Hokies and UNC will face off in an ACC battle at noon ET at Kenan Memorial Stadium. If the game is anything like Virginia Tech’s 43-41 victory from their previous meeting October of last year, the scorekeeper will be kept real busy.
Saturday, Oct. 10 – Noon
Kenan Stadium; Chapel Hill, North Carolina
at North Carolina (2-0, 2-0)
Head Coach: Mack Brown (12th Season, 32nd season overall)
Record at school: 78-52-1; Career: 253-128-1
Virginia Tech beat the Duke Blue Devils 38-31 last week. RB Khalil Herbert was a one-man wrecking crew for Virginia Tech, rushing for two TDs and 208 yards on 20 carries. Herbert’s longest run was for 60 yards in the fourth quarter.Meanwhile, even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, UNC beat the Boston College Eagles 26-22 last week. RB Javonte Williams was the offensive standout of the contest for the Tar Heels, punching in one rushing touchdown in addition to snatching one receiving TD.
Their wins lifted both teams to an identical 2-0. Watch the matchup and check back on CBS Sports to find out who keeps up the positive energy and who hits a stumbling block.Virginia Tech and North Carolina may not go six overtimes, but it would surprise no one if this upcoming bout didn’t bring similar theatrics.Both unbeaten at 2-0 and both nationally ranked, the
Hokies and Tar Heels square off in a high-noon showdown Saturday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in what figures to be one of the better ACC matchups of the season.HOW TO WATCH, LISTEN, AND FOLLOW THE HOKIES!For all broadcast information, please Tech, ranked No. 19, is coming off back-to-back impressive wins over NC State and Duke despite missing more than 20.players from each of those games – a byproduct of a
COVID-19 environment. The Hokies put up 45 points against the Wolfpack, 38 against Duke and rushed for more than 300 yards in both games. Defensively, Tech leads the country with 6.5 sacks per game.The Tar Heels, ranked No. 8, pulled away late to beat Syracuse and then hung on to beat BC last Saturday in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. They feature a potential Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback in Sam Howell, who has gotten off to a slow start, but has an arsenal of skill weapons on his disposal.Tech’s staff expects to see the return of defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton on Saturday after Hamilton
missed the first two games. He has remained involved with
the defense’s preparations during the past two weeks via Zoom and now returns for what figures to be one of the Hokies’ toughest tests. Howell, a sophomore, threw for 348 yards and five scores last season against Tech, and he certainly requires the bulk of the attention from the staff.”Sam is a fantastic player,” Tech coach Justin Fuente said Monday at his news
conference. “It was easy to see that last year as a freshman. Incredible poise, and I think an underrated aspect that he may not get enough credit for is his toughness. Watching the film from last year, he took some heavy shots in some games, and he kept getting back up and standing in there and delivering the football. Incredibly accurate passer that has a really good run game to go along with it. He and that entire offense are a tremendous challenge.”
Tech and North Carolina have developed a little rivalry of late, one with an edginess to it. Fans saw that last season in the epic six-overtime affair. Expect things to get chippy at times Saturday, as this game ranks as the rare early-season ACC tilt with a lot at stake.And with that said, here are some
things to watch:Tech’s secondary vs. the Tar Heels receivers – The Hokies could very well be without most of their secondary again Saturday, as Divine Deablo, Jermaine Waller, Armani Chatman, and Brion Murray all missed the Duke game for undisclosed reasons and there isn’t a lot of optimism for returns Saturday.
So Tech’s staff probably runs out Nadir Thompson and Dorian Strong at the cornerback positions again, with walk-on Tyler Matheny playing at free safety and starter Keonta Jenkins at the boundary safety. Thompson, Strong and Matheny held up well against the Blue Devils, but Duke in no way matches the skill position firepower of the Tar Heels.”We were really on
thin ice obviously there in the secondary this past week,” Fuente admitted.Howell hasn’t heated up yet for North Carolina – he hasn’t thrown for 300 yards yet in either of the Tar Heels’ first two games – but he ranks as one of the best signal callers in the country. Plus, North Carolina returns three experienced and dynamic receivers in Dazz Newsome, Beau Corrales, and Dyami Brown.