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Preview for UNC Football: Versus N.C. State, Oct. 27

UNC rush vs. NCSU front seven

UNC tailback Giovani Bernard has been steady for the Tar Heels all season. Even in the Duke loss he had another 100-plus yard game. He’s UNC’s best weapon. Edge: UNC

UNC pass vs. NCSU secondary

NCSU cornerback David Amerson set the ACC record with 13 interceptions last season and has four more this season. Renner will need his best effort to top the Pack. Edge: NCSU

NCSU rush vs. UNC front seven

The Blue Devils exhibited a lot of control on the Tar Heel front seven last week, but luckily for UNC, the Pack hasn’t had the most consistent running game in 2012. Edge: Push

NCSU pass vs. UNC secondary

N.C. State quarterback Mike Glennon needs just 12 yards to break 2,000 on the season and is completing 58 percent of his passes with an average of 284 yards per game. Edge: NCSU

Special Teams

The Tar Heels are always looking to make the big play, and Larry Fedora’s punt team has made a handful of those game-changers already this season Edge: UNC

The Bottom Line: N.C. State 35, North Carolina 31

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