UNC Football: Week Eight Schedule Report For 2022 Opponents

Oct 22, 2022; Louisville, Kentucky, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) looks to pass against the Louisville Cardinals during the first quarter at Cardinal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2022; Louisville, Kentucky, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) looks to pass against the Louisville Cardinals during the first quarter at Cardinal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports /

While the Tar Heels were off this week, plenty of teams on the UNC football program’s schedule were in action.

The UNC football program sits at 6-1 overall, 3-0 in conference play, and at the top of the ACC Coastal as they had a bye this weekend.

Carolina will host Pittsburgh on Saturday in a game that could give them a commanding hold on their division as November approaches.

While the Heels were off this weekend, many of their opponents were in action as we present to you this week’s schedule report.

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Pittsburgh Panthers

The defending ACC Champion Pittsburgh Panthers have taken a step back this year following the loss of Kenny Pickett.

USC transfer Kedon Slovis has just five touchdowns on the season and threw two interceptions as Pitt scored just ten points during Saturday’s loss at Louisville.

The Panthers are 1-2 in ACC play and need to win this weekend in Chapel Hill to have any shot to keep their conference crown.

For Carolina, a victory on Saturday night would give the Heels a stranglehold on the Coastal Division entering November, as UNC currently holds a two-game lead with five to play.

Result: 24-10 Loss @ Louisville (4-3, 1-2 in ACC)

Looking Ahead

@ Virginia Cavaliers

Virginia ended a three-game losing streak and picked up their first ACC win under Head Coach Tony Elliott on Thursday night against Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

Neither team played well on offense, as there were a total of three second-half points scored between the Wahoos and the Yellow Jackets.

Nonetheless, UVA will gladly take any victory they can get at this point, and they head home for four straight games including the November 5th game matchup with UNC.

Result: 16-9 Win @ Georgia Tech (3-4, 1-3 in ACC)

@ Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Sam Hartman continues to be one of the most underrated players in college football, as he accounted for six total touchdowns during Wake’s blowout victory over Boston College.

The Demon Deacons’ only loss on the season was in double overtime against Clemson, and they have cracked the top ten in the AP Poll for the second consecutive season.

UNC’s road trip to Winston-Salem on November 12th is the toughest game remaining on Carolina’s schedule.

Result: 43-15 Win vs Boston College (6-1, 2-1 in ACC)

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Georgia Tech was defeated by Virginia on Thursday night, marking the first time they have lost since Head Coach Geoff Collins was fired.

The Yellow Jacket offense struggled mightily after quarterback Jeff Sims left the game due to injury, as UVA held them scoreless in the second half.

It doesn’t get much easier for GT, as four of their final five games are on the road, including matchups at Florida State, UNC, and Georgia.

Result: 16-9 Loss vs Virginia (3-4, 2-2 in ACC)

NC State Wolfpack

The Wolfpack were off this week as they look to regroup and finish the rest of the season strong without quarterback Devin Leary.

They should be able to bounce back this week, as they host Virginia Tech on Thursday night.

Result: BYE (5-2, 1-2 in ACC)

Looking Back

Florida A&M Rattlers

The Rattlers were off this week, as they entered the bye week on a five-game winning streak following an 0-2 start.

They will look to extend that winning streak when they host Arkansas Pine-Bluff on Saturday.

Result: BYE (5-2, 3-1 in SWAC)

Appalachian State Mountaineers

The Mountaineers fell behind Georgia State early, but came back and won easily led by an outstanding effort on the ground.

App State outscored GSU 35-3 in the second half and rushed for over 400 yards en route to a comfortable win.

The ‘Neers still likely need to win out and get some help if they are going to reach the Sun Belt Title Game.

Result: 42-17 Win vs Georgia State (4-3, 2-2 in Sun Belt)

Georgia State Panthers

Things were going great for the Panthers in Boone through one quarter on Wednesday night, as they jumped out to a 14-0 lead on App State.

However, the rest of the game was all Mountaineers, as they outscored Georgia State 42-3 the rest of the way.

The Panthers’ two-game winning streak is over and they will have to win at least four of their final five games to make a bowl.

Result: 42-17 Loss @ Appalachian State (2-5, 1-2 in Sun Belt)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame bounced back from last week’s surprising loss to Stanford with a comfortable win over UNLV in South Bend.

The Irish still have three ranked opponents on their schedule, starting with a road trip to Syracuse next week.

Result: 44-21 vs UNLV (4-3)

Virginia Tech Hokies

The Hokies have been one of the ACC’s worst teams thus far, as they entered the bye week on a four-game losing streak.

They will look to pull off an upset in Raleigh against NC State on Thursday night.

Result: BYE (2-5, 1-3 in ACC)

Miami Hurricanes

Mario Cristobal’s first season at Miami is not going according to plan.

Following a 2-0 start, the ‘Canes have lost four out of their past five games including a blowout home loss to Duke on Saturday.

Miami needs to win at least three of their final five games to become bowl eligible, which is far from a certainty with games against Florida State, Clemson, and Pittsburgh still on the schedule.

Result: 45-21 Loss vs Duke (3-4, 1-2 in ACC)

Duke Blue Devils

The Blue Devils bounced back from consecutive close losses to Georgia Tech and UNC with an impressive win at Miami.

Duke has a bye next week but needs just one win in November to reach a bowl game in Mike Elko’s first season in Durham.

Result: 45-21 Win @ Miami (5-3, 2-2 in ACC)

Check back next week for the Week Nine Schedule Report!

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