You’re probably surprised to learn that the UNC defense is ranked fourth in the conference. And this is in spite of giving up a ton of yards and a ton of points in the 56-45 win over Virginia Tech. Carolina is third in the ACC in pass-defense efficiency (118.0) and fourth against the run (128.6 yards per game).
1st Quarter, 9:12, 3rd & 4: Spread formation with Dyami Brown split wide left, Dazz Newsome five yards off the left tackle, TE Garrett Walston a good two steps behind the left tackle, Michael Carter on Sam Howell’s left hand side, and Emery Simmons wide on the right. On the snap, left guard Ed Montilus pulls right, followed by Walston. Howell holds the ball until Montilus passes by, and as he gets to the edge of the line on the right side, he immediately pushes Payton Wilson out of the play.
The Virginia Cavaliers welcome No. North Carolina to Scott Stadium on Saturday evening, and head coach Bronco Mendenhall met with the media Monday to discuss the Hoos’ loss at Miami and the upcoming challenge against the Heels. Virginia shot themselves in the foot several times against the Hurricanes, falling 19-14 in a frustrating game over the weekend.