UNC Football: Week Ten Schedule Reports For 2022 Opponents
Find out how the teams on the UNC football schedule fared during the first weekend of November.
After not winning a single game on the road last season, the UNC football team is 5-0 outside of Chapel Hill with one away game left on the schedule.
The Heels overcame a halftime deficit for the third consecutive game and escaped Charlottesville with a three-point win over a struggling Virginia squad.
With three games remaining, UNC needs just one more win to clinch the Coastal Division and set up an ACC Championship showdown with Clemson.
Speaking of the Tigers, they were involved in one of the many wild games on another thrilling college football Saturday. Let’s take a look at how the teams on Carolina’s schedule fared in this week’s Schedule Report.
@ Wake Forest Demon Deacons
The Demon Deacons lost for the second consecutive week, this time at NC State. Quarterback Sam Hartman has started to turn the ball over recently, throwing three picks against the Wolfpack.
Wake Forest will likely drop out of the CFP Top 25 following the loss, but they are still a very dangerous opponent. Their offense is one of the best in the ACC and they will be looking to exploit a vulnerable Carolina secondary. Wake is currently a three-point favorite, and all signs point to this one being a shootout.
The Deacs will be looking to return the favor and knock off a ranked UNC squad, as Carolina upset an undefeated Wake team last year in Chapel Hill.
If the Heels can leave Winston-Salem victorious, they will clinch the Coastal Division, finish the year undefeated on the road, and inch closer to the CFP Top 10.
Result: 30-21 Loss @ NC State (6-3, 2-3 in ACC)
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Georgia Tech overcame a two-score fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Virginia Tech by one on Saturday.
Although they already have three conference losses, the Yellow Jackets are still alive in the Coastal, as they are the only team in the division that does not have a loss to UNC.
GT hosts Miami next weekend in their home finale and will wrap up the season at UNC and at Georgia. They need to win two out of those three to make a bowl game.
Result: 28-27 Win @ Virginia Tech (4-5, 3-3 in ACC)
NC State Wolfpack
It looks like State has found an answer at quarterback after the injury to Devin Leary.
MJ Morris has been very good the last two weeks and led the ‘Pack to a win over a ranked Wake Forest squad on Saturday night.
If both State and UNC keep winning the Black Friday showdown in Chapel Hill could feature two top fifteen teams.
Result: 30-21 Win vs Wake Forest (7-2, 3-2 in ACC)
Florida A&M Rattlers
The Rattlers extended their winning streak to seven games with a victory over Southern.
They are one of the top teams in the SWAC.
Result: 30-16 Win vs Southern (7-2, 5-1 in SWAC)
Appalachian State Mountaineers
The Mountaineers came up short in a critical road game against Coastal Carolina on Thursday night. Their fourth-quarter comeback was not enough as the Chanticleers held on to win by seven.
The ‘Neers are now all but out of the Sun Belt title hunt, and still need another win to become bowl eligible.
Result: 35-28 Loss @ Coastal Carolina (5-4, 2-3 in Sun Belt)
Georgia State Panthers
The Panthers had arguably their best game of the year on Saturday, blowing out Southern Miss on the road.
They have won four out of their last five games after starting the year 0-4. GSU still needs to win two of their last three games to become bowl eligible.
Result: 42-14 Win @ Southern Miss (4-5, 3-2 in Sun Belt)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Fighting Irish shocked the nation on Saturday night by not only beating but dominating previously undefeated Clemson.
They scored on a blocked punt and a “Pick-6” en route to a three-score victory. The win should move Notre Dame into the Top 25 and probably knocked the Tigers out of the Playoff Picture.
The Irish have one of the most confusing resumes in the country with home losses to Marshall and Stanford along with double-digit victories over UNC, Clemson, and Syracuse.
Result: 35-14 Win vs Clemson (6-3)
Virginia Tech Hokies
Virginia Tech lost their second straight game by one point against Georgia Tech on Saturday.
The Hokies blew a fourth-quarter lead and are now on a five-game losing streak. They are probably the worst team in the Coastal Division and will not be going bowling.
They travel to Durham to take on Duke next week and could help the Heels’ Coastal hopes if they manage to pull the upset.
Result: 28-27 Loss vs Georgia Tech (2-7, 1-5 in ACC)
Things have gone downhill quickly in Mario Cristobal’s first season as head coach.
The ‘Canes were blown out at home by rival Florida State on Saturday night.
With the loss, the ‘Canes are out of the Coastal Division hunt.
Result: 45-3 Loss vs Florida State (4-5, 2-3 in ACC)
Duke Blue Devils
Duke went on the road and took care of business against a struggling Boston College team on Friday night.
The Blue Devils are now bowl eligible, which has made head coach Mike Elko a trendy pick for ACC Coach of the Year.
With the win, Duke is still alive in the Coastal Division.
Result: 38-31 Win @ Boston College (6-3, 3-2 in ACC)
Pitt bounced back from last week’s loss in Chapel Hill with a home victory over a ranked Syracuse team.
They were able to win without star running back Israel Abanikanda.
The Panthers need just one more win to become bowl eligible.
Result: 19-9 Win vs Syracuse (5-4, 2-3 in ACC)
Check back next week for the Week Eleven Schedule Report!
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