UNC Football: Week Nine Schedule Report for 2022 Opponents

Oct 29, 2022; Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; Miami Hurricanes quarterback Jake Garcia (13) dives into the end zone completing a two point conversion to win the game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lee Luther Jr.-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 29, 2022; Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; Miami Hurricanes quarterback Jake Garcia (13) dives into the end zone completing a two point conversion to win the game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lee Luther Jr.-USA TODAY Sports /

How did the teams on the 2022 UNC football schedule fare during the last weekend of October?

With four games remaining in the regular season the UNC football program has a two-game lead in the ACC Coastal Division.

The Tar Heels had a dominant fourth quarter to take down last year’s ACC Champion, Pittsburgh, in Kenan Stadium on Saturday night.

If North Carolina can get a win against Virginia next week, Carolina fans will start booking hotel rooms for the ACC Championship game in Charlotte.

As we approach November, let’s take a peek at how the teams on the Heels’ schedule fared over the weekend.

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@ Virginia Cavaliers

Virginia kicked off a four-game home stand against Miami on Saturday, but they were not able to give their fans much to cheer about.

Describing this game as ugly would be an understatement, as the Wahoos and ‘Canes combined for just twenty-six total points in a game that went to four overtimes.  The game featured zero touchdowns, eight field goals, and one game-winning two-point conversion (courtesy of the new overtime rules) by Miami.

The loss puts Virginia in a tie with Virginia Tech for last place in the Coastal.  The Cavaliers have not scored more than twenty points against an FBS opponent all season.

Although it looks like a good matchup for UNC on paper, Charlottesville is still a place that has given the Heels trouble over the years and UVA does have some talented players.

Carolina will be favored, and if they can take care of business they will move to 5-0 on the road and all but wrap up the Coastal Division in the process.

Result: 14-12 Loss (4OT) vs Miami (3-5, 1-4 in ACC)

Looking Ahead

@ Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Wake moved into the top ten last week, and looked poised to stay there as they led Louisville at halftime on Saturday.

Then, the third quarter happened.  The Cardinals outscored the Deacs 35-0 in the quarter, including two “pick 6’s” thrown by Sam Hartman.

Wake Forest will look to bounce back at NC State next weekend in a matchup of ranked teams.

Result: 48-21 Loss @ Louisville (6-2, 2-2 in ACC)

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

The Yellow Jackets were without quarterback Jeff Sims again on Saturday, and they couldn’t keep against Florida State without him.

They allowed FSU QB Jordan Travis to throw for nearly 400 yards in the blowout loss to the ‘Noles.

With road games against UNC and Georgia still on the schedule, it would be pretty shocking if GT makes a bowl game.

Result: 41-16 Loss @ Florida State (3-5, 2-3 in ACC)

NC State Wolfpack

The Wolfpack offense failed to score a touchdown in the first half again on Thursday night (they didn’t score one at all last week against Syracuse), but they regrouped and came from behind to beat Virginia Tech by one at home.

After trailing 21-3, quarterback MJ Morris rallied State to the comeback victory with three touchdown passes in the final seventeen minutes of game time.

The Pack will likely need more offense next week when they host Wake Forest.

Result: 22-21 Win vs Virginia Tech (6-2, 2-2 in ACC)

Looking Back

Florida A&M Rattlers

The Rattlers have rattled off six straight wins after their 0-2 start, as they defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff handily this weekend.

FAMU is one of the best teams in the SWAC.

Result: 27-6 Win vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff (6-2, 4-1 in SWAC)

Appalachian State Mountaineers

App State took care of Robert Morris with ease on Saturday.

They return to Sun Belt play on Thursday night for an interesting group of five matchup at Coastal Carolina.

Result: 42-3 Win vs Robert Morris (5-3, 2-2 in Sun Belt)

Georgia State Panthers

The Panthers defeated Old Dominion to finish October with a 3-1 record after an 0-4 September.

If they can keep the momentum going, a bowl game is not out of the question.

Result: 31-17 Win vs Old Dominion (3-5, 2-2 in Sun Belt)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The Fighting Irish traveled to Syracuse and handed the Orange their second consecutive loss in convincing fashion on Saturday afternoon.

Notre Dame has been one of the most unpredictable teams in the country thus far, with road wins against UNC and ‘Cuse and home losses to Marshall and Stanford.

Marcus Freeman’s squad will be looking for a signature win this weekend when Clemson comes to South Bend.

Result: 41-24 Win @ Syracuse (5-3)

Virginia Tech Hokies

The Hokies looked like they were on their way to a season-defining upset victory at NC State on Thursday night as they held an eighteen-point lead late in the third quarter.

That didn’t last long, as they collapsed down the stretch and left Raleigh with a fifth straight loss.

VT might be the worst team in the Coastal, and they would have to win out to reach a bowl game (which doesn’t appear likely).

Result: 22-21 Loss @ NC State (2-6, 1-4 in ACC)

Miami Hurricanes

The Hurricanes survived the aforementioned slugfest with Virginia on Saturday without quarterback Tyler Van Dyke.

Although they are tied with Duke for second in the Coastal, I don’t view Miami as much of a threat to win the division, as UNC holds the tiebreaker over the ‘Canes, and they still have a trip to Clemson on their schedule.

Miami will likely be a home underdog in their rivalry showdown with Florida State this weekend.

Result: 14-12 Win (4OT) @ Virginia (, in ACC)

Duke Blue Devils

The Blue Devils were off this week after last weekend’s impressive win at Miami.

If Duke can win one more game they will become bowl eligible in Mike Elko’s first season, which would make his inaugural year in Durham a success.

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

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