The North Carolina football team is coming off one its best games of the season: a 34-31 win over Pittsburgh last Thursday.
In the team's final home game and senior day, it will face Western Carolina at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
While the Catamounts (7-4, 5-3 SoCon) are an FCS opponent, they aren’t simply a push over. They are a team with several weapons that could give the Tar Heels (2-8, 1-6 ACC) a little trouble.
The first thing that jumps off the page with WCU is its running back, Detrez Newsome. The senior was an AP First Team All-American in 2016 and has rushed for 37 touchdowns in his time with the Catamounts. He comes into this game just seven yards shy of his third consecutive 1,000 yard season. He’s also done it in only eight games this season.
Newsome is extremely important to WCU’s success, as his three worst performances this year have all resulted in losses. Last week, Mercer allowed Newsome just 60 yards on the ground. Western Carolina lost that game, 35-33, despite their quarterback, Tyrie Adams, having one his best games of the season.