North Carolina has passed many of its early season tests.
It's a new, exciting era of Tar Heels football, but trouble looms on the horizon.
North Carolina now enters the meat and potatoes of its conference season. The key matchup comes October 27th against in-state rival NC State, who have been a thorn in the side of the Tar Heels. Coming off a five-game losing streak in the series, North Carolina will be hyped up and ready to go for a game that should prove whether Carolina football is back to national respectability.
UNC gets one chance to shine on a national level, when they travel to the University of Virginia on Thursday, November 15th (game broadcast on ESPN). National viewers will have a chance to experience Carolina football first hand.
While North Carolina is ineligible for postseason play and ranking in the Coaches Poll, the Tar Heels could play the role of spoiler in the ACC Coastal division, and have a very good chance of winning the division to end the season (a la USC last year).
Fans can expect the same intense, exciting style of play as ACC conference play kicks into high gear, and many thrilling games await the Tar Heels.
2nd Half Schedule
Oct. 13 @ Miami (2:30, ESPNU)
Oct. 20 @ Duke (7:00)
Oct. 27 v. NC State
Nov. 10 v. Georgia Tech
*Nov. 15 @ Virginia (7:30, ESPN)
Nov. 24 v. Maryland
PROJECTED RECORD: 8-4 (5-3)