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Preview & Prediction: UNC at Miami

UNC takes a two game winning streak to Miami and controls its own destiny for winning the Coastal Division. Yes, that statement still sounds really weird and no the odd are probably nowhere in UNC's favor of doing much in the next four games but get to six wins. In the context of just this game, the Tar Heels face a tall order. Prediction: Miami 44 UNC 35

How much heavier is Giovani Bernard's workload?

Amid concerns that Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard's string of injuries are a matter of him taking on a more significant workload than before, we turned to ESPN Stats & Information for help comparing his second year to his rookie season.

Miami, #ByTheNumbers, game 9 vs. North Carolina

QB Marquise Williams is one of five players in the country leading his team in both passing yards and rushing yards. Williams ranks second in the ACC and 15th in the country in total offense, averaging 316.5 total yards per game. Only FSU’s Jameis Winston (320.8) is averaging more in the ACC.

Six storylines: UNC vs. Miami

Miami freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya has started all eight games for the Hurricanes and has done well considering his inexperience. Kaaya completes 61% of his passes and averages nine yards per attempt. The California native has 17 passing touchdowns and nine interceptions. Yet, if there is a weakness to Kaaya's game it would be his lack of mobility.

Tar Heels focused on Miami, not Hurricanes’ fans

Miami isn’t known for having rabid crowds at Sun Life Stadium, especially for day games. “The stands are just so far that you could almost have another game from the stands to the bench area,” North Carolina junior guard Landon Turner said. “We’re not too stressed about crowd level or home-field advantage.” Instead, Turner said the Tar Heels are just focused on the Hurricanes themselves.

Carolina Set To Face Miami Saturday

Riding a two-game win streak, Carolina travels to Miami for a key ACC Coastal Division matchup with the Hurricanes on Saturday, Nov. 1. The game will kick off at 12:30 p.m. and will be televised on the ACC Network. Last week, Carolina came from behind to score a 28-27 victory over Virginia in Charlottesville.

Countdown to Kickoff: Miami

North Carolina can take another step up the ACC Coastal Division ladder with a road win over heavily favored Miami at Sun Life Stadium on Saturday (12:30pm/ACCN). Miami is 4-0 at Sun Life Stadium, while UNC is 1-3 on the road. The Hurricanes rank eighth nationally in yards per play (6.97) and ninth in yards per play allowed (4.46).

Critical time has come for Carolina and Miami

The ACC's Coastal Division standings are a muddled mess. Miami and North Carolina are squarely in the middle of it all, both starting this weekend one game in the loss column out of first place, one game in the loss column out of last — and knowing that what happens in their game Saturday will probably either lift or doom their respective title hopes.

Breakin’ It Down: Miami

The Miami Hurricanes seem to be finding their form at just the right time. The Hurricanes dismantled Virginia Tech 30-6 in their last contest. At 5-3 overall and 2-2 in conference play, Miami coach Al Golden has his sights set on his first ACC Championship game appearance. Not much has separated these two schools on the gridiron. The Tar Heels lead the all-time series 9-8.

ACC viewer's guide: Week 10

North Carolina at Miami: UNC was a disaster to open the year for the second straight season, but just as it did in 2013, it appears to have righted the ship at the midpoint. If the Tar Heels can win for the third straight game -- this time against an improving Miami -- they'll have clearly made the leap from major disappointment to serious contender for a division title.

Carolina Rundown: October 31 ranks Marcus Paige the No. 3 player in college basketball. Brandan Wright had 14 points for the Mavericks. Mentioned earlier this week the reception Roy Williams got in Lawrence, and here's the video of both the fan reaction and his speech (note his tie). Women's basketball begins the season ranked 13th in the preseason AP poll.

UNC football team's hopes rely on tempo

After Tuesday’s practice, reporters asked Marquise Williams about the tempo the North Carolina football team will likely get to taste in a road matchup with the University of Miami Hurricanes Saturday. “It’s the Miami Hurricanes,” Williams said. “They run like rabbits.” Most often than not, though, Williams uses tempo as a verb.

Underdog Tar Heels Strive To Survive Hurricanes

The North Carolina football team, 4-4 on the season and 2-2 in ACC play, will take on the 5-3 Miami Hurricanes, also 2-2 in conference, Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in Sun Life Stadium. Both teams harbor realistic hopes of an ACC Coastal division crown, but neither can afford a loss this weekend. Miami is playing formidable football these days.

Tale of the Tape: UNC vs Miami

Numbers wise, this may be one of the more complete teams UNC has faced this season. The Hurricanes are ranked 8th in offensive yards per play at 6.97 per game. That is just behind Georgia Tech and probably means UNC's defense is in for a gashing. Much of that will come at the hands of running back Duke Johnson.

UNC Huddle Report With Bryn Renner & Matt Merletti: UVa Recap, Miami Preview, Paper Class Scandal

Former Tar Heels Matt Merletti & Bryn Renner recap the narrow victory over Virginia, preview the matchup against Miami and discuss the UNC paper class scandal on the 8th installment of the UNC Huddle Report.

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3 5:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10 7:30 ET BTN Tickets

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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