After their second tough loss on the road this season, the North Carolina Tar Heels return home to Kenan Memorial Stadium to take on the East Carolina Pirates. It is Military Appreciation Day in Chapel Hill and the Tar Heels are set to show off their patriotic colors on the field! With the schedule getting tougher they need to show their winning colors too and fast!
The Tar Heels need to find a way to get their offense into gear against the Pirates. With several tough opponents coming up on the schedule, wins are very important and North Carolina absolutely must not slack against ECU and send them home with a loss.
East Carolina has shown that they aren’t to be taken lightly, which was seen with their strong effort against the Virginia Tech Hokies. It will be important for the North Carolina defense to stay consistent, not give up big plays and be ready to play for the entire sixty minutes on the field. Last week’s first half against Georgia Tech was great for the defense, but they seemed to have disappeared in the second half.
North Carolina leads the series with a 12-2-1 record. The Pirates haven’t defeated the Tar Heels since 2007 in a very close game that saw ECU squeeze by UNC by just three points. North Carolina looks to add win no. 13 on Saturday.
Date: September 28th
Start Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Location: Kenan Memorial Stadium; Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Weather Forecast: Mostly Sunny | High Temperature: 72 degrees
TV Info: ACC Network
Radio Info: 106.1 FM The Talk (Raleigh-Durham)
Live Stream: Watch ESPN/ESPN3