If Virginia Tech handles Miami the week prior, the Hurricanes' 2014 division aspirations may already be shattered. But if Golden's squad enters November fighting for a top spot, the North Carolina Tar Heels could put a major dent in The U's Coastal hopes.
Thankfully, the 'Canes no longer must worry about Eric Ebron dominating the middle of the field for the Tar Heels. However, without overlooking special teams extraordinaire Ryan Switzer, beach god Larry Fedora has another dangerous playmaker.
Marquise Williams started the final five contests at quarterback in 2013, completing 57 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns and three interceptions. But the junior's legs are what makes him so threatening, adding 335 yards and five more scores on the ground.
Yes, a matchup with Old Dominion slightly inflated those numbers, but UNC was two points away from a 5-0 record with Williams under center.
Additionally, the Tar Heels play Clemson, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame in consecutive weeks, so Williams will have experienced Carolina's gauntlet stretch of the season. He'll be ready to put a hurt on Miami, so linebacker Denzel Perryman and the 'Canes must be prepared to fire back.