Well, we finally made it. The predictions have been made, the teams have done their talking, and all that's left to do is simply play ball. The South Carolina Gamecocks and North Carolina Tar Heels will open their respective 2015 seasons tonight in Charlotte.
There are several unknowns on both sides of the ball. For the Gamecocks, the main discussion circles around Connor Mitch. How will he perform in his first collegiate start? Both teams will have new defensive coordinators: Jon Hoke on the South Carolina side and a familiar face, former SEC head coach Gene Chizik, on the other side for North Carolina. Both teams struggled on defense and the amount of improvement for each remains to be seen, but we will get a glimpse at what both have in store tonight as their respective units head onto the field.
It may not be a full crowd, but it will certainly be vocal as fans take in one of the first college football games of the season, which will also be televised to a nationwide audience.
Here's what you need to know to watch the game at home, or on the go if you're out and about. As always, you'll need to check with your local cable or satellite provider to ensure live-streaming availability in your area.
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. North Carolina Tar Heels
Thursday, September 3, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. ET
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Mobile: Via the Watch ESPN app.
TV Commentators: Joe Tessitore (pxp); Jesse Palmer and David Pollack (color); Kaylee Hartung (sideline)
Odds (courtesy Bovada): Gamecocks were favored by a field goal shortly before midnight. Over/under was 64.