After a week one loss to the sixth ranked Gamecocks in South Carolina, the North Carolina Tar Heels return home this weekend to kick of their season in Chapel Hill against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders. MTSU pulled off an ACC upset last season against Georgia Tech (a team that beat UNC), so don’t count them out completely.
Date: September 7th
Start Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Kenan Memorial Stadium; Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Weather Forecast: Sunny | Highs: 82 degrees
TV Info: ACC Network
Radio Info: 106.1 FM The Talk (Raleigh-Durham)
Live Stream: Watch ESPN/ESPN3
Middle Tennessee: 65.o -110
North Carolina: -21.5 -110
MTSU has the odds stacked against them, and it only got worse when their quarterback suffered a minor setback in last week’s game. Logan Kilgore suffered a minor injury. He is expected to play and could even start, but injuries will always effect a player.
The UNC defense is looking to get back in a groove after having a sloppy game in the season opener last week. Not only do they need a fire lit in their bellies, but quarterback Bryn Renner needs to get his offensive motivated to play hard. Bottom line, UNC needs to put forth a stronger and more solid effort this week even if MTSU is a weaker opponent than the Gamecocks.