UNC Football: Week Seven Schedule Report for 2022 Opponents

Oct 15, 2022; Syracuse, New York, USA; Syracuse Orange linebacker Leon Lowery (right) sacks North Carolina State Wolfpack quarterback MJ Morris (16) in the second quarter at JMA Wireless Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 15, 2022; Syracuse, New York, USA; Syracuse Orange linebacker Leon Lowery (right) sacks North Carolina State Wolfpack quarterback MJ Morris (16) in the second quarter at JMA Wireless Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports /

Conference play is heating up across the nation, as we take a look at this week’s UNC football schedule report.

After another thrilling week across the country where four top ten teams fell, the college football contenders are beginning to separate themselves.

In the ACC, the UNC football program survived a thrilling back-and-forth affair with rival Duke to move to 3-0 in league play and keep the top spot in the Coastal Division.

Below we check in to see how the Tar Heels’ 2022 opponents fared in Week Seven of the college football season.

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BYE Week

The Heels have been a very interesting team to follow thus far.  There are certain things that UNC is extremely good at, and there are plenty of areas where they really struggle.

However, even with these obvious struggles, one thing that the Heels have been good at thus far is winning football games.  The Heels are 6-1, 3-0 in ACC play, and in command of the Coastal Division as they head into the bye week.

Carolina is fortunate to have a bye coming up, as there are lots of areas where improvement is necessary.  However, just as you can learn and improve from a loss, you can do the same while winning.  The Heels will gladly take the latter.

Following the bye week, North Carolina will take on defending Coastal Champion Pittsburgh in Chapel Hill.

Looking Ahead

Pittsburgh Panthers

The Panthers had a bye this weekend after splitting a pair of home games vs Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech.

They will head to Louisville on Saturday prior to a huge Coastal matchup with Carolina in Chapel Hill on the 29th.

Result: BYE (4-2, 1-1 in ACC)

@ Virginia Cavaliers

The Cavaliers were also off this week as they look to regroup following an 0-3 start to conference play.

The Wahoos head to Georgia Tech on Thursday night in what feels like a must-win game for their bowl eligibility hopes.

Result: BYE (2-4, 0-3 in ACC)

@ Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The Deacs had their bye this week as well.

They host Boston College in a very winnable game on Saturday.

Result: BYE (5-1, 1-1 in ACC)

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

I promise there are some teams on this list that played this weekend.

However, Georgia Tech is not one of them.

The Yellow Jackets won two in a row after firing Geoff Collins prior to the bye, and will host a Virginia team that hasn’t won a conference game with a chance to move to 3-1 in ACC play on Thursday.

Result: BYE (3-3, 2-1 in ACC)

NC State Wolfpack

NC State had a rough Saturday.  They announced prior to their game against Syracuse that starting quarterback Devin Leary would miss not only the game but also the rest of the season due to injury.

Then, the Wolfpack had a game on the road against Syracuse (who is the surprise team of the ACC at 6-0) and couldn’t get the ball in the endzone.  The Pack lost a slugfest to the Orange and now find themselves with a losing record in ACC play.

After all of the offseason hype, State appears to be out of the Atlantic Division race just three games into their conference schedule.

Result: 24-9 Loss @ Syracuse (5-2, 1-2 in ACC)

Looking Back

Florida A&M Rattlers

The Rattlers defeated Grambling on Saturday to win their fifth straight game after an 0-2 start to the year.

They have a bye next week before they enter the home stretch of the season.

Result: 20-16 Win @ Grambling (5-2, 3-1 in SWAC)

Appalachian State Mountaineers

The Mountaineers were off this weekend after losing two of three following College Gameday’s visit to Boone.

They head to Georgia State on Wednesday night in a matchup of the two Sun Belt teams that the Heels defeated in September.

Result: BYE (3-3, 1-2 in Sun Belt)

Georgia State Panthers

The Panthers were also off this week in preparation for Wednesday’s game against App State.

They entered the bye on a two-game winning streak after starting the season 0-4.

Result: BYE (2-4, 1-1 in Sun Belt)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

It looked like the Irish had finally found their footing after defeating UNC and a ranked BYU squad in their past two games.

Then, the 1-4 and 16.5-point underdog Stanford Cardinals came to South Bend and shocked Notre Dame on Saturday night.

The Irish should bounce back against UNLV next week prior to a difficult two-game stretch that includes games at Syracuse and at home against Clemson.

Result: 16-14 Loss vs Stanford (3-3)

Virginia Tech Hokies

The Hokies fell behind early against Miami and dropped their fourth consecutive game.

They were held scoreless for the first three quarters, made it close in the fourth, but couldn’t make enough plays to complete the comeback against the ‘Canes.

The Hokies will need to win four of their last five games to reach a bowl game, and I wouldn’t count on that happening.

Result: 20-14 Loss vs Miami (2-5, 1-3 in ACC)

Miami Hurricanes

Miami rebounded from last week’s loss against UNC and ended their three-game losing streak with a six-point win in Blacksburg against Virginia Tech.

After jumping out to a 20-0 lead, they were able to hang on in the fourth quarter despite a valiant effort by the Hokies.

The ‘Canes will look to keep their Coastal Division Title hopes alive when they host Duke next weekend.

Result: 20-14 Win @ Virginia Tech (3-3, 1-1 in ACC)

Check back next week for the Week Eight Schedule Report!

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