Editor’s Note: a previous version of this piece listed North Carolina as having one loss. It has been corrected to note they are, in fact, undefeated.
On Monday afternoon, the ACC announced kick times and TV coverage for games played October 14th.
And for your Hurricanes, coming off a home game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Miami will go on the road as they head to Chapel Hill to face the North Carolina Tar Heels. But when will that game be played? We’ll find out Sunday.
The ACC just announced kickoff times for games on October 14th.— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) October 2, 2023
Miami at North Carolina placed on a 6 day hold.
Kick time and TV coverage to be announced following games on October 7th.
In the recent past, 6 day holds were fully because the opponent (Clemson, most often) had a potential path tot he CFB Playoff, and putting them in the most premium time slot was the value. Here, it’s because Miami is undefeated and charging up the polls, and they’re be heading to face an undefeated Carolina team that’s been a thorn in the Canes’ side for the better part of this last decade.
Now, with these teams potentially entering this game both undefeated, holding the kick and tv info for the best possible slot makes the most sense.
Also placed on a 6-day hold by the ACC today: Syracuse at Florida State. Same thing for the teams potentially entering with great records, potentially 1 combined total loss (Syracuse lost to Clemson last week), but add in the fact that FSU is a top 5 ranked team and in the driver’s seat towards a potential CFB playoff spot.
So the ACC has a great problem (in their eyes): 3 of the 4 top market draws — Miami, FSU, and UNC — fighting for premium placement on an upcoming Saturday afternoon/evening. Great for them!
See you on Sunday to find out when Miami at Carolina will be played, and on what channel.