Preview for UNC Football: Versus Georgia Tech, Nov. 9

UNC rush vs. GT front seven

UNC tailback Giovani Bernard has entered Heisman talk after his performance against N.C. State. Expect another solid performance from him against Georgia Tech. Edge: UNC

UNC pass vs. GT secondary

UNC quarterback Bryn Renner leads a passing offense that averages about 281 yards a game, and the Yellow Jackets give up 245.9 yards in the air per contest. Edge: Push

GT rush vs. UNC front seven

Ga. Tech’s triple-option offense caused trouble for UNC last season, and the Yellow Jackets average 318.2 rushing yards per game. QB Tevin Washington is mobile. Edge: GT

GT pass vs. UNC secondary

The Tar Heels’ pass defense was torched in their last game against N.C. State, but the Yellow Jackets aren’t known for throwing the ball. Expect UNC to bounce back. Edge: UNC

Special Teams

If Bernard continues returning punts, the Tar Heels could get a boost from their special teams. Kicker Casey Barth remains a valuable weapon for UNC. Edge: UNC

The Bottom Line — UNC 42, Georgia Tech 27

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