5 Reasons Why UNC Football Fans Should Be Optimistic

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Sep 27, 2014; Clemson, SC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver T.J. Thorpe (5) runs for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Offense is showing signs of life While the defense has struggled all year, the offense showed signs of life last night. Mack Hollins is developing into a star at wide receiver. All he needs to do is keep making catches like this.

Ryan Switzer got off to a slow start this season, but he finally showed signs of his explosive self against Clemson with a 75 yard TD.

The best news, though, was the game that Marquise Williams has gotten going after a slow start to the season. Williams looked good leading quick Tar Heel scoring drives in the second half. He finished with 345 yards through the air and four touchdowns. Williams has a lot to build from heading into this weekend’s game against Virginia Tech. Also, Elijah Hood looks like a beast at running back.

He carried the ball 13 times for 71 yards and his first touchdown. With Hood and Hollins, North Carolina offense is again getting big contributions from the young guys. Once the offensive line figures things out and the older guys like Jack Tabb III and Quinshad Davis get going, watch out.