UNC Football: Week Five Schedule Report for 2022 Opponents

Clemson defensive tackle Ruke Orhorhoro (33) tackles NC State quarterback Devin Leary (13) during the third quarter at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina Saturday, October 1, 2022.Ncaa Football Clemson Football Vs Nc State Wolfpack
Clemson defensive tackle Ruke Orhorhoro (33) tackles NC State quarterback Devin Leary (13) during the third quarter at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina Saturday, October 1, 2022.Ncaa Football Clemson Football Vs Nc State Wolfpack /

As the calendar has shifted to October, we check in to see how the teams on the UNC football schedule fared during Week Five.

The UNC football program bounced back from a disappointing loss last week with their most complete performance of the season, a 41-10 victory over Virginia Tech, on Saturday.

With a 1-0 start and currently no Coastal Division foes ranked in the AP Top 25, the Tar Heels appear to have a legitimate shot to win the division if they play to their potential down the stretch.

We check in to see how those Coastal teams and the rest of the opponents on Carolina’s schedule fared in Week Five below.

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@ Miami Hurricanes

Miami had a bye week as they will look to bounce back from consecutive losses to Texas A&M and Middle Tennessee State when they host UNC next week.

The ‘Canes have lost tons of hype nationally after the upset loss to the Blue Raiders, but still have one of the most talented rosters in the ACC.  They were picked to win the Coastal Division in the preseason, and beating them would do wonders for UNC’s hopes to make it to Charlotte.

The Tar Heels have won the last three against Miami, as Sam Howell and company went undefeated against “The U” during his time in Chapel Hill.

Result: BYE (2-2, 0-0 in ACC)

Looking Ahead

@ Duke Blue Devils

The Blue Devils continue to exceed preseason expectations, this time with a convincing home win against Virginia.

Duke will travel to Atlanta next week to face Georgia Tech and try to improve to 2-0 in ACC play this season.

If the Blue Devils and Tar Heels both win this weekend, they will be the only undefeated teams in the Coastal Division when they meet in Durham on October 15th.

Result: Won 38-17 vs Virginia (4-1, 1-0 in ACC)

Pittsburgh Panthers

In the most shocking result of the weekend, the defending ACC champions were stunned on their home field by Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Pitt has dropped out of the AP poll and will need to bounce back quickly if they want to keep their hopes of a repeat conference championship alive.

They host Virginia Tech next week in a game the Panthers “should” win, but as they saw this weekend, you never know what will happen in the coastal division

Result: 26-21 Loss vs Georgia Tech (3-2, 0-1 in ACC)

@ Virginia Cavaliers

The Cavaliers were defeated by Duke in a game that wasn’t all that competitive.

If it was not for a last-second field goal against Old Dominion, the ‘Hoos would be 1-4.

UVA is already 0-2 in ACC play and would likely have to win out to have a chance to make it to Charlotte.

Result: 38-17 Loss @ Duke (2-3, 0-2 in ACC)

@ Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Wake had no hangover from their near upset vs Clemson, going on the road and defeating a previously undefeated and ranked Florida State team.

The Demon Deacons have an electric offense and look like the second-best team in the ACC at this point.

The North Carolina at Wake Forest game in November has the potential to be one of the most entertaining games of the year in college football.

Result: 31-21 Win @ Florida State (4-1, 1-1 in ACC)

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

The Yellow Jackets had a wild week.

After firing their head coach on Monday, the Yellow Jackets traveled to Pittsburgh and shocked the nation by knocking off the defending ACC champions.

GT will look to back up this performance next Saturday when they host 4-1 Duke.

Result: 26-21 Win @ Pittsburgh (2-3, 1-1 in ACC)

NC State Wolfpack

The Wolfpack played the biggest game that their program has seen in quite some time this weekend, but they were unable to pull off the upset victory at Clemson.

With the loss to the Tigers, the Wolfpack’s ACC title and playoff hopes are practically gone, as they would likely need Clemson to slip up twice in their final five conference games to have a shot at Charlotte.

The ‘Pack will need to avoid a hangover with difficult games against Florida State and Syracuse coming up in the next two weeks.

Result: 30-20 Loss @ Clemson (4-1, 0-1 in ACC)

Looking Back

Florida A&M Rattlers

The Rattlers extended their winning streak to three games with a home victory over Mississippi Valley State this weekend.

They now have a winning record overall and in conference play after starting out 0-2.

Result: 34-7 Win vs Mississippi Valley State (3-2, 2-1 in SWAC)

Appalachian State

The Mountaineers finally played a game that wasn’t inexplicably wild.

The ‘Neers jumped on FCS opponent, The Citadel, early and never looked back in their shutout victory on Saturday.

App State returns to Sun Belt play next weekend when they travel to Texas State.

Result: 49-0 Win vs The Citadel (3-2, 1-1 in Sun Belt)

Georgia State Panthers

The Panthers finally got their first win of the season against Army on Saturday.

They will need to use this game as a turning point if they want to become bowl eligible.

Result: 31-14 Win @ Army (1-4 , 0-1 in Sun Belt)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The Fighting Irish were off this week after their victory in Chapel Hill last Saturday.

They were able to even their record after a 0-2 start by beating Cal and UNC prior to their bye week.

Notre Dame will be tested again next weekend when a ranked BYU squad comes to South Bend.

Result: BYE (2-2)

Check back next week for the Week Six Schedule Report!

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