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Oct 17, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver Quinshad Davis (14) with the ball as wide receiver Roy Smith (81) blocks and Miami Hurricanes defensive back Tracy Howard (3) defends in the third quarter. The Miami Hurricanes defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 27-23 at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Can the North Carolina Tar Heels finish the season strong?

The North Carolina Tar Heels kicked off the 2013 football season with high hopes of competing for the ACC Championship and Coastal Division. Obviously at 1-5 both appear to be out of the question at this point. However, one thing going for the Tar Heels is a bowl game.

With five losses already on the season, the Tar Heels can’t afford to lose but one more game at best. If you ask me, in this tough season of college football the Tar Heels can’t afford to lose anymore games or else a bowl bid is out of the question. Neither can some of the coaches on the staff afford a lose before their job security comes into question. If things don’t turn around this weekend against Boston College, it is very likely the Tar Heels will not be bowling for the second consecutive season.

Boston College, North Carolina State, Virginia, Pittsburgh, Old Dominion, and Duke are all left on the schedule. On paper, these are very “win-able” games, but that all depends on the mindset UNC brings to the field on game day. State has shown some strength earlier this season, but have fallen to two of the ACC’s worst school while UNC has shown some steady improvement. This could pay off in UNC’s favor, but if history reflects anything, State comes prepared to defeat UNC regardless of how bad they’ve been playing during the season.

So, can UNC turn things around and make a bowl game? Let us know in the comments! Remember, keep the debate friendly!

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