UNC DB Obi Egbuna ejected after targeting

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The North Carolina defense is out to make a statement in Saturday’s Week 2 game at Georgia State after they looked awful against Appalachian State a week ago.

And if the Tar Heels want to make that statement, they will have to do so without defensive back Obi Egbuna.

On a play in the first quarter, Egbuna was ejected and flagged for targeting after he laid a big hit on the punt returner. The refs ruled that Egbuna led with his helmet and was flagged for the big hit after a review.

The senior defensive back is a key member not only for the Tar Heels’ defense but for special teams as well. In a game where UNC needs to come out strong, this could be a big loss for them.

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