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UNC can learn from Duke's defeat

Posted September 16, 2013

Duke and UNC are on opposite sides of the wishbone defense this week.

The Blue Devils may have lost to Georgia Tech, 38-14, but they can't stew on that. They are unlikely to face a similar defense for the rest of the season, so they need to put that tape on the shelf and focus on the next obstacle. They can win Saturday against Pittsburgh.

The Tar Heels are the next to face Vad Lee and the Yellow Jackets. They've had a week off to pull out their wishbone tape and study up if they hope to be able to win Saturday.  Steve Logan Wolfpack faces challenge from Clemson

After that, the fast-paced UNC offense will see a rested East Carolina team. Both like to push the tempo, but ECU has the bye week to work on an already powerful air attack.

The Pirates have essentially a three-game season, and they are already one in the hole with the loss Saturday to Virginia Tech. They have two more ACC games β€“ at Carolina Sept. 28 and at NC State Nov. 23. Aside from those three, I expect ECU to win out, so it is against ACC competition where they will prove themselves.

Speaking of NC State, they're in the Thursday spotlight against a more talented Clemson team, so the only way for them to win will be to find another way. It might be a fake punt, an onside kick, some stolen possessions. The Wolfpack need to use the turnover ratio to their advantage to overcome their underdog status.

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  • DUKE4EVER Sep 16, 2:24 p.m.

    GT hasn't faced a winning FBS program yet, so it's tough to gauge how good they really are.

    — Posted by 4tarheels

    True. Even though dook fans think beating UNC once every 20 years makes them "Fiesta Bowl... View More

    — Posted by 24to14dean

    DUKE 33 unc 30 BaHAAAHAAaaaaa!

  • 24to14dean Sep 16, 2:05 p.m.

    GT hasn't faced a winning FBS program yet, so it's tough to gauge how good they really are.

    — Posted by 4tarheels

    True. Even though dook fans think beating UNC once every 20 years makes them "Fiesta Bowl Champions", no one else in the country really views it that way LOL

  • 4tarheels Sep 16, 1:06 p.m.

    GT hasn't faced a winning FBS program yet, so it's tough to gauge how good they really are.

  • Gunnstigator Sep 16, 12:38 p.m.

    GO PACK!!! Send the rock petters from Clemson back to SC laying low in defeat!!

    — Posted by baldchip

    And take the Yellow Jackets with you! :)

  • chivegas Sep 16, 11:49 a.m.

    GO PACK!!! Send the rock petters from Clemson back to SC laying low in defeat!!

    — Posted by baldchip

    Love to see that, but it's more likely State gets beat by 40+, then actually beating Clemson.

  • 1993 Tarheel Sep 16, 11:46 a.m.

    Hurt dookies are the worst....

  • kmorcomeback2 Sep 16, 11:38 a.m.

    Learn how NOT to get groundpounded and curbstomped, hopefully. Go Heels

    — Posted by 24to14dean

    Giving 68 points, UNC are the masters at that...

    — Posted by 903 PJ suspended til NCAA clears

    ouch

  • JACKSON THIS IS OUR STATE SAWYER Sep 16, 11:17 a.m.

    once a again DUKE teaching UNC a lesson but will they learn

  • 903 PJ suspended til NCAA clears Sep 16, 9:52 a.m.

    Learn how NOT to get groundpounded and curbstomped, hopefully. Go Heels

    — Posted by 24to14dean

    Giving 68 points, UNC are the masters at that...

  • baldchip Sep 16, 9:30 a.m.

    GO PACK!!! Send the rock petters from Clemson back to SC laying low in defeat!!

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