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2013 Virginia Tech Football: What To Watch Vs. North Carolina

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Virginia Tech Hokies (4-1) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (1-3)

Virginia Tech Offense vs. North Carolina Defense

  • As I said in the Game Guide:
  • Defensively, the Tar Heels play out of the 4-3.
  • Defensively, the Heels are giving up 459.8 yards per game, good for No. 105 nationally. They also are tied for No. 93 in the nation in scoring defense, giving up 32.5 points per game.
  • In rushing defense, North Carolina is No. 112 nationally, allowing only 234.5 yards per game. Through the air, they've allowed 225.3 yards per game, good for a No. 60 ranking in the nation.
  • After three games, the Hokies rank No. 108 in the nation in total offense with 328.6 yards per game
  • The Hokies rank No. 89 nationally in rushing with 139.8 yards on the ground per game.
  • Virginia Tech currently ranks No. 99 in the nation with 188.8 passing yards per game.
  • The Hokies rank tied for No.92 in the country in scoring offense with 23.2 points per game.

Virginia Tech Defense vs. North Carolina Offense

  • As I said in the Game Guide:
  • North Carolina runs the spread offense.
  • The Tar Heels rank No. 75 nationally in total offense with 397 yards per game. They are also scoring 25.3 points per game, which ranks No. 86 nationally.
  • North Carolina ranks No. 23 in passing offense with 296.8 yards per game through the air.
  • The Heels rank No. 112 nationally with 100.3 yards per game on the ground.
  • Bryn Renner has passed for 1,117 yards with 7 touchdowns and 3 interceptions so far this season.
  • Running backs A.J. Blue and Romar Morris have split the carries so far this season, and have combined for 345 yards and 3 TD's.
  • Eric Ebron has 17 receptions for 263 yards and a touchdown so far this year. Quinshad Davis also has 13 receptions for 204 yards and 3 TD's.
  • The Hokies are ranked No. 19 in the nation in rushing defense, allowing 103 yards per game.
  • Virginia Tech ranks No. 5 in the nation in passing defense, allowing only 138.2 yards passing per game.
  • The Hokies rank No. 4 nationally in total defense, allowing 241.2 yards per game.
  • Virginia Tech is tied for No. 21 nationally in scoring defense, allowing 15.8 points per game (though 21 of those points were not allowed by the defense).

Watch the Box Score

  • North Carolina rushing yardage
  • Turnovers
  • Virginia Tech field goal percentage
  • Yards generated by players not named Logan Thomas

Virginia Tech Players to Watch

North Carolina Players to Watch

Final Score

Virginia Tech 28, North Carolina 21