North Carolina @

Wake Forest

Fri, Sep 13
3:00 PM Pacific
Rotation: 103
Odds: Wake Forest -3, Total: 66

Game Analysis

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North Carolina (+3)  35   WAKE FOREST  34

North Carolina has opened the second Mack Brown era with upset wins over South Carolina and Miami-Florida thanks to the arm of freshman quarterback Sam Howell, who has averaged 8.6 yards per pass play against a couple of good defensive teams. Howell is unlikely to continue to average 16.7 yards per completion but he still looks like a significant upgrade at the most important position on the field. Wake Forest has also found a quarterback in Jamie Newman, who ignited the offense late last season (7.0 yards per pass play in his 4 starts) and has been even better so far this year with 74% completions and 9.0 yards per pass play (against teams that would allow 7.2 yppp to an average quarterback).

Both offenses are looking good but North Carolina has been much better defensively so far, allowing 5.6 yards per play to two good teams while Wake has yielded 5.9 yppl to Utah State (better than average) and Rice (horrible), who combine to rate worse than average offensively. I’ll side with the Tarheels to make it three straight upsets to open the season.

  • Team Stats
  • Game Log
  • North Carolina
  • Wake Forest
UNC
Offense
Defense

Rush

  • Run Plays 0.0 0.0
  • Run Yards 0.0 0.0
  • YPRP 0.0 0.0




Pass





  • Pass Comp 0.0 0.0
  • Pass Att 0.0 0.0
  • Comp % 0.0% 0.0%
  • Pass Yards 0.0 0.0
  • Sacks 0.0 0.0
  • Sack Yards 0.0 0.0
  • Sack % 0.0% 0.0%
  • Pass Plays 0.0 0.0
  • Net Pass Yards 0.0 0.0
  • YPPP 0.0 0.0

Total

  • Total Plays 0.0 0.0
  • Total Yards 0.0 0.0
  • YPPL 0.0 0.0

TO


  • Int 0.0 0.0
  • Int % 0.0% 0.0%
  • Fumbles 0.0 0.0
  • Turnovers 0.0 0.0
 
  • Points 26.0 22.5
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