In its past three games, the North Carolina football team (2-1) has rushed for more than 200 yards per game — much more than its average of 161.3 yards over its first three games of the 2014 season.
And for its past three games, Delaware (1-2, 0-1 Colonial Athletic Association) has allowed an average of 71.7 rushing yards per game.
“We know what kind of opponent we’re facing,” said sophomore tailback Elijah Hood. “We’re gonna do what we’re supposed to do; we’re going to execute what we need to do; they’re not gonna stop us. I definitely acknowledge them as an opponent, but I feel like as a football player, they haven’t faced us yet, so we’ll see.”
Delaware faces only its fourth ever ACC opponent on Saturday — besides facing former ACC member Maryland 10 times, the Blue Hens have only played Pittsburgh and Wake Forest — and has gotten off to a shaky start, especially after a late-game loss to Villanova this past Saturday.
While UNC recognizes it has No. 20 Georgia Tech on the horizon, fifth-year senior quarterback Marquise Williams pointed out any team can lose or struggle regardless of the opponent, citing how No. 1 Ohio State struggled against unranked Northern Illinois this past week, winning by just one touchdown.