The Virginia Tech Hokies host the North Carolina Tar Heels this Saturday in Blacksburg. The Hokies look to get revenge for last season's 48-34 loss to UNC in Chapel Hill.
In that game, the Tar Heels rushed for 339 yards, the most ever given up by a Bud Foster-coached defense. Giovani Bernard, who rushed for 262 yards in that game, is now in the NFL. The Tar Heels have just 520 yards rushing through four games in 2013.
VT is on a four-game winning streak after the Hokies defeated Georgia Tech in their ACC opener last week. Meanwhile, UNC is coming off an embarrassing 55-31 loss at home to East Carolina.
The Hokies are 4-1 on the year, 1-0 in the ACC. UNC is 1-3, 0-1 in the ACC. The teams have faced two common opponents thus far: East Carolina and Georgia Tech. The Hokies won both games, while the Tar Heels lost each game.
Virginia Tech leads the all-time series, 18-11-6. Amazingly, the schools have tied six times, with the last one occurring in 1946. Five of those ties were scoreless games. The two schools have played every season since the Hokies entered the ACC in 2004 with the Hokies winning seven of the nine meetings.