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Going Scouting: North Carolina

North Carolina looks to continue their turnaround from early season woes and go over the .500 mark.

Larry Fedora looks to put the Heels on the edge of a bowl bid Saturday.
Larry Fedora looks to put the Heels on the edge of a bowl bid Saturday.
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You think Pitt has had an up and down season?  Try being the North Carolina Tar Heels. They currently stand at 4-4 overall and 2-2 in the conference.  They have given up 50 points twice and 70 points once this season and are ranked dead last in team defense in the FBS.  They also endured a four-game losing streak already this season, but thanks to back-to-back wins, the Heels find themselves looking to push a winning streak to three games on Saturday.  Add to all of this, some, shall we say, academic challenges lately, and UNC fans have no idea what is behind the next curtain.

It will be tough for us Pitt fans to scout out the Heels before they host the Panthers on November 15th since both teams have a bye next week and North Carolina plays at almost the same time as Pitt does this week. But if you want to get an early look at the Tar Heels, you can get an early glimpse at them this weekend.

North Carolina will travel to South Beach this weekend to take on the Miami Hurricanes, who come into the contest with a 5-3 record.  Like the Heels, the Canes sport an identical conference record of 2-2. Head coach Larry Fedora will strap a headset on for kickoff will be at 12:30 p.m. and you can view it on ESPN3.  More than likely, you can find it on your local listings as well. Will Miami be able to hang 50+ on the Heels' defense and still lose since North Carolina also loves to throw points on the board? Get your two screens (whether they are TV, laptop, or phone) ready at once so you can keep an eye on the competition while the Panthers host Duke on Saturday.

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