Records: Wake Forest is 4-4, 2-4 in the ACC. North Carolina is 5-4, 4-2 in the ACC.
Series: North Carolina leads 65-30-2.
Injuries: Wake Forest -- QB Anthony Young is doubtful. North Carolina -- DT Jonas Seawright (left knee) is doubtful. OT Justin Barton is out. SS DeFonte Coleman (left shoulder), DT Will Chapman (left knee), and WR Isaiah Robinson (right knee) are out for the season.
The key matchup: North Carolina has enjoyed tremendous success with its two-quarterback system of Ronald Curry and Darian Durant, going 5-0.
Last week, with Curry nursing a sore hamstring, redshirt freshman Durant started for the first time in his career, completing 22 of 37 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns against Georgia Tech's ACC-leading defense. But the Tar Heels still lost, 28-21.
Now, because of personal tragedies, both members of that tag team might be unavailable for Saturday's game.
Durant returned to practice for the first time Thursday evening since Saturday, when he went to Florence, S.C. after the death of his stepmother. He shared time with redshirt freshman Aaron Leak in practice, taking about 60 percent of the snaps.
"Darian, especially coming from a tragic situation that's happened to him and his family, he did a good job of coming here and picking up on a lot of things," said UNC center Adam Metts. "I felt like he stepped right in without having to step off."