Miami Hurricanes vs North Carolina Tar Heels: Live Score, Highlights, Analysis

Stephen UrbaniakCorrespondent IOctober 14, 2011

CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 06: Quarterback Kyle Wright #3 of the Miami Hurricanes looks to pass the ball during the game against the North Carolina Tar Heelsat Kenan Stadium on October 6, 2007 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. North Carolina defeated Miami 33-27. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Miami 30, UNC 24  FINAL

Welcome to my live blog of this afternoon's ACC clash between the Miami Hurricanes and the home-standing North Carolina Tar Heels. 

It is a great afternoon for football here at Kenan Memorial Stadium, and it should be a great game. 

These two teams are fighting to get things going in conference play as Miami lost a heartbreaker in Blacksburg to the No. 21-ranked Hokies, and the Tar Heels are 5-1 overall, with their only loss coming to still unbeaten ACC Coastal leader Georgia Tech.

The key for Miami in this game will be to run the football down the Tar Heels' throat, as they have become a decent running team behind the effort of the nation's No. 3 ranked running back, Lamar Miller.

North Carolina has been a thorn in Miami's side for years since the Hurricanes joined the ACC, as former coach Butch Davis had the Hurricanes' number. On the other side, Miami and coach Al Golden are looking to get on track in conference play.

The loser of this game will be dead in the water in the conference standings, and will be left to fight for a lower-level bowl.