With an injury list that continues to grow and without several of its offensive stars from a year ago, things have been bleak thus far for North Carolina. At 1-5 overall and with an 0-3 mark in conference play, the Heels are struggling mightily. And on Saturday, they have to host a 4-1 Virginia team that appears to be going in the opposite direction (3:30 p.m., RSN).
This latest renewal of the South's Oldest Rivalry looks like an inverse of the way things have been going between these two teams in recent years. A role reversal of epic proportions seems on taps as the Heels come in having beaten the Wahoos every year since 2009. Yet UVa goes in as a solid favorite on the road this weekend.
A lot of that has to do with just how much of a mess Carolina's offense is to this point. Larry Fedora typically has a squad that challenges you sideline to sideline and is relentless in doing so. But this year, he's still talking about having a quarterback competition six full weeks into the season.
After breaking down five players to watch yesterday we reached out to Andrew Jones, publisher of TarHeelIllustrated.com, to get his point of view on UNC, this matchup, and the way things might go down in Kenan Memorial on Saturday afternoon.
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