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Oct 26, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels defensive lineman Allen Champagne (91) celebrates with fans after their win over the Boston College Eagles at Kenan Memorial Stadium. North Carolina won 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports

UNC Football: Keys to victory against North Carolina State

In just a few minutes the Tar Heels will take the field in Raleigh to play in-state rivals North Carolina State. Despite a 2-5 record, the Tar Heels are the favorites to win and they’ve been playing better football against tougher teams. Meanwhile the Wolfpack have shown regression against weaker opponents in the ACC. So what will it take for a Tar Heel victory in Raleigh this afternoon?

Utilize both quarterbacks
Obviously with two quarterbacks in rotation, the Tar Heels have options. However they have to use them both in the proper situation. Don’t seen Bryn Renner in on a short yardage play to scramble. That is a  play perfect for Marquise Williams. Both quarterbacks can throw the ball well, but Renner just isn’t the best option for quarterback running plays.

Defense must play tough all game long
There’s no doubt that the biggest weakness for UNC is the defense! Just when the secondary seems to be playing good coverage, the defensive line gets ran all over…or vice versa! The defense has steadily improved in each game, but there are still many holes to fill.

Don’t let the home team crazies get to you!
One of the most obnoxious fan bases in college sports is arguably the NC State Wolfpack. There is a lot of arrogance from a group of fans of a team that has accomplished pretty much nothing. Ignore the hostile environment and play your hardest if you’re in wearing blue…it will be a key task to overcome that will help lead to a victory.

Stay original!
Remember to always be original and don’t steal ideas from other schools! Okay, yeah, that was just a jab towards State!

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