Oct 17, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels fans cheer in the second quarter at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

UNC Football: Keys to victory against Boston College

The North Carolina Tar Heels are set to take on the Boston College Eagles later this afternoon where UNC desperately needs a win. After a slow start and despite numerous losses, still, the Tar Heels have steadily improved each week.

So just how can North Carolina finally end the skid and grab a win today at home? Here are some keys to victory for the Tar Heels!

Play hard all four quarters
Last week the season nearly turned around with a upset victory over No. 10 Miami, however the Tar Heels defensively gave up in the fourth quarter. It was their best effort all season long with tough, smart play calling and efforts on the field in the first three quarters. However, something gave in the fourth quarter and Miami marched all over the Tar Heels secondary.

Be smart, use timeouts!
A play that started as third and inches turned into third and eleven in a matter of seconds. The first error, in my opinion, was Bryn Renner calling himself into the game on a play that was suited for a dual threat quarterback like Marquise Williams. Then with two play clocks differing in time, Renner should have called a time out instead of wasting time debating which clock was correct. You have three timeouts each half and if a game is close in score and you are running out of time, be smart and use one of those timeouts to gather yourself and get the play correct.

Marquise Williams is a weapon
Bryn Renner was once loved by all fans, now it all seems that he is loved by just a few fans and UNC seems to play better when they utilize backup quarterback Marquise Williams. He’s got a different set of skills and abilities that Renner doesn’t. Renner is not a scrambler, though he tends to think he is. Williams can throw and run the ball. He’s a unique weapon and he just fits Fedora’s offense much better than Renner. No offense and not to knock down Renner’s ability, but Fedora should be using Williams more often.

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