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First Glance: UNC Tarheels

It’s the ACC vs. the SEC in The Orange Bowl!

NCAA Football: Virginia at North Carolina Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

What You Need to Know:

  • North Carolina is 8-3 on the season, ranked #13. Two of their ACC losses came by a field goal each, and the third was a 31-17 defeat against Notre Dame.
  • Go check out Tar Heel Blog for the latest on UNC Football.

Betting Lines:

  • The Aggies are currently 6.5-point favorites.

Historical Notes:

  • This is the first all-time meeting between these two football programs.
  • Famous Tarheel alum include Armistead Maupin, Andy Griffith, and President James K. Polk.

What To Watch For:

  • ONE-TWO. UNC has a pair of thousand-yard rushers. The Aggie front seven will be busy on Saturday.
  • CHAZZ SURRATT. Nope, not a hip Jazz dude, but a dynamic linebacker. 91 tackles and 6 sax? You ‘d better block that cat.

Media Blitz:

  • Venue: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
  • Game Time: 7:00 p.m. CT Saturday, Jan. 2
  • Station: ESPN

Helpful Tips:

  • You can dance if you want to!


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