The Tar Heels of North Carolina have had less than a stellar season up to this point. Sitting at 1-6, UNC has had its fair share of bad luck this season, but they still have not shown up on the field. They have three loses by one score, but they also got embarrassed by Eastern Carolina 41-19. However, the Tar Heels lone win this season was against Pitt who has a share of the ACC Coastal lead.
If you are even just a casual fan of college football, you know how crazy the ACC Coastal is. Georgia Tech has made this division even more chaotic when they win up to Lane Stadium last Thursday night and absolutely had their way with Virginia Tech who was sitting atop the Coastal Division, with a 49-28 win. They did all that with a backup QB, Tobias Oliver, who ran for over 200 yards.
Georgia Tech has been clicking as of late, winning three of their last four, and the offense seems to be hitting its stride. Again, we have said that before this season and this team has struggled with consistency which is why they have a 4-4 record. The inconsistency is the result of self inflicted wounds by turning the ball over. Georgia Tech’s produces the second most points per a possession just behind Clemson. In other words, when this team doesn’t turn the ball over, they produce at a remarkable rate.
Despite their record, UNC will be playing relaxed as they almost have nothing but pride to play for so this is a dangerous game for the Jackets. Expect some trick plays for sure.
Numbers Never Lie:
UNC has won 3 of the last 4 against GT.
GT hasn’t won in Chapel Hill since 2012 when they won 68-50
GT leads the all time series 29-21-3
The average between the two teams is GT 21.3 to UNC 21.0
Players to Watch For:
Michael Carter- RB UNC: Explosive change of pace back who averages 6.8 yards a pop.
Malik Carney- DE UNC: A one man wrecking ball who can live in the backfield if he isn’t accounted for.
Malik Rivera- S GT: The QB of the defense. He will be asked to help slow down Nathan Elliot.
Brandon Adams- DT GT: The big body that clogs the middle. He along with the rest of the DLine will need to bring their A game and slow down this rushing attack of UNC and also generate some pressure up the middle.
By: Bret Anderson