This had to be one of the easiest Helmet Sticker columns to write all season. UNC Football beat up on Old Dominion 80-20 in one of their most complete games of the season. UNC easily could have scored 100 had they been playing a team of heartless, family-less robots. North Carolina would finish with 721 total yards of offense on the afternoon. That number is worthy of a helmet sticker all by itself! Remember to post in the comments if you missed someone or think one of the recipients didn’t deserve a helmet sticker this week. Here we go!
Before the game, I expressed my interest in Marquise Williams’s growth as a passer in the ODU game. Marquise delivered, putting up ridiculous numbers against the Monarchs. Williams would finish with 409 passing yards and five touchdowns basically in three quarters. He showed great improvement throwing the deep ball, connecting for countless big plays with the likes of Ryan Switzer and Quinshad Davis. It was a great game from Marquise, and he has a lot of momentum to carry into the Duke game next week.
Once again, I don’t know what to say about Ryan Switzer. His punt return once again looked like a replay from a video game. Switz established himself as one of the most threatening punt returners in the country for years to come. He also showed great improvement in the receiving game, catching 118 yards receiving and two touchdowns. The sky is the limit for Switz over the next couple years from UNC. I feel this is just the tip of the iceberg of what we will be seeing from him in a year or two.
Logan established himself in this game as the running back of the future for North Carolina. Romar Morris is fast, and Khris Francis is great in the screen game, but Logan puts it all together better than everyone else. Logan’s longest run, a 63rd yard TD score, was absolutely insane. He was going a speed faster than everyone else, and probably ran 120 yards to score the touchdown. Also, Logan had a nice kick return TD. Great all around game from Logan.
Walker was arguably UNC’s best defensive player yesterday. I know Kareem Martin had a crazy day with his usual two sacks and handful of tackles, but Walker had four pass breakups. Four pass breakups in one game from the freshman! He was excellent in pass defense against what many considered to be a pretty good ODU passing attack. He will be UNC’s best corner for the remainder of his time in Chapel Hill. He is that good. After watching him Saturday, I am buying all the Brian Walker I can get and expect big things from the freshman going forward.