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Preview for UNC Football: Versus Virgina Tech, Oct. 6

UNC rush vs. VT front seven

The Hokie defense is giving up exactly four yards per carry and nearly 170 yards per game on the ground. A healthy UNC backfield of Bernard and Morris could be trouble.

Edge: UNC

UNC pass vs. VT secondary

VT has been allowing just 6.44 yards per pass attempt and have six picks. Renner has been a fairly accurate passer in 2012, but VT will be his toughest test yet.

Edge: VT

VT rush vs. UNC front seven

UNC’s rush defense is statistically the 16th best in the country giving up just 95.6 yards per game, but that average also reflects opponents with dismal rushing attacks.

Edge: Push

VT pass vs. UNC secondary

VT sports a balanced attack but has been slightly more potent throwing the ball. QB Logan Thomas is also a threat to run which will keep the UNC secondary on their toes.

Edge: VT

Special Teams

Fedora’s punt return unit has been impressive in 2012, averaging
almost 15 yards per return and the front line has come up with three blocked punts.

Edge: UNC

The Bottom Line — Va. Tech 35, North Carolina 28

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