Wednesday's UNC Football Links

Wednesday's links from around the 'net.

"The Tar Heels (2-3), who led the ACC in total defense last year, have allowed a conference-worst 451 yards per game -- 106th among 117 Division I-A teams -- heading into their home game Saturday against No. 14 N.C. State."
Heels' defense generous
The Raleigh News and Observer

"With memories of N.C. State's basketball game in Chapel Hill last season still fresh in many folks' minds, the word is already going around that Kenan Stadium may have a lot of Wolfpack red in the stands when the football teams play there Saturday.''
Eyeing a sea of blue
The Raleigh News and Observer

"As North Carolina's second-year head football coach met with reporters at his weekly news conference on Tuesday morning, he sized up Saturday's matchup against 14th-ranked N.C. State. Bunting was asked if he saw any area in which the Tar Heels might hold an edge over the visiting Wolfpack."
Tar Heels savor role of underdogs
The High Point Enterprise

"Darian Durant leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in total offense and is coming off the most proficient passing game in North Carolina football history."
Durant an underdog against State
The Asheville Citizen Times

"The North Carolina offense at times this season has resembled an overworked pack mule, dutifully lugging more than its share of the Tar Heels' football burden."
High-powered UNC offense carries load
The Durham Herald Sun

"For this week's game, UNC has started a campaign called "Blue Blitz" to encourage its fans to wear blue to the game. Bunting hopes the monochrome look catches on at Kenan Stadium."
UNC seeks home improvement
The Durham Herald Sun

"N.C. State (6-0, 1-0 ACC) is fourth in the country in scoring at 45.3 points per game, and its 38 touchdowns are six more than anyone else has scored. North Carolina (2-3, 0-1) is averaging just 24.6 points, eighth in the ACC, but the Tar Heels might have found their scoring stride Saturday at Arizona State. In that 38-35 victory, North Carolina scored 31 points in the final 31 minutes."
Offense to steal the show in Chapel Hill
The Charlotte Observer

"North Carolina isn't likely the team to help Florida State in the pursuit of an ACC title. The Tar Heels host undefeated North Carolina State on Saturday but have encountered problems on both sides of the ball, especially defense."
Defense can't stop Tar Heels' fall
The Tallahassee Democrat

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