Myles Dorn said his team changed the narrative of Tar Heel football with their win against South Carolina in the Belk College kickoff. A week later, North Carolina has a chance to prove those who think the win was fluke wrong in front of a sold out crowd at Kenan Memorial Stadium.
This week’s opponent is a rugged Miami team who has something of their own to prove after a close season opening loss to 11th ranked Florida.
Are the Tar Heels legit? Are the 4th quarter losses that plagued the team a year ago really a thing of the past? Are the Mack Brown led Heels truly changing the narrative? One win can be labeled as luck, but two wins against quality opponents is worthy of respect and North Carolina has a chance to get that tonight.
- North Carolina and Miami have met every season since the Hurricanes joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2004.
- UNC is 5-3 all-time against Miami at Kenan Stadium. The most recent home victory came in a 59-31 victory in 2015, marking the most points the Tar Heels have ever scored against UM.
- Mack Brown has been a head coach for 368 games spanning 31 seasons, but Saturday night will be his first game against the University of Miami.
- Carolina is 93-29-3 in home openers and 43- 23 since the ACC began in 1953.
- Head coach Mack Brown is 24-6 all-time in home openers, 8-2 at Carolina.
- UNC has won seven of its last eight home openers, including a 38-35 result over Pitt in 2018.
- A win Saturday night would give Carolina its first 2-0 season start since 2014.
How to Watch:
- Kickoff: 8pm
- Television: ACC Network
- Online: WatchESPN
- Radio: A live radio broadcast of the Tar Heel SportsNetwork is available on UNC’s official athletic website, GoHeels.com, as well as through the TuneIn app.