North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Virginia Cavaliers
Tip-off: Thursday, November 15, 2012 – 7:30 PM ET
Scott Stadium, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
The North Carolina Tar Heels fell to 6-4 on the year after losing to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 68-50 on Saturday. The two teams combined for 118 points, the most in ACC history according to YouWager experts.
Georgia Tech’s 68 points were the most ever allowed by the Tar Heels at home and the most ever allowed by the UNC to a conference opponent. The 50 points that this college football team scored is the most ever scored in an ACC defeat. North Carolina has now scored at least 50 points in three games this season, including victories over the Idaho Vandals and the Elon Phoenix. The two teams combined for 51 first downs, 1,085 yards of total offense, and 497 kickoff returns yards. The Tar Heels RB Bernard rushed for 16 times for 78 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 92 yards and a score. Bernard has now rushed for 1,000 yards for the second straight season. The player scored two touchdowns on Saturday and has 17 for the season in eight games and 31 touchdowns in 21 collegiate games. Quarterback Renner completed 24 of 25 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns. WR Davis established season highs with seven catches for 104 yards and his third touchdown of the season.
According to the college football score, North Carolina’s defense had nothing to do versus the Yellow Jackets triple option attack, as they allowed 380 yards rushing in the loss. The Jackets only threw the ball 12 times for 208 yards against UNC. This team was able to dominate time of possession and won the turnover battle. UNC will now head back on the road where they are 1-3 this 2012.
The Virginia Cavaliers improved to 4-6 on the year after beating the Miami Hurricanes 41-40 on Saturday. Virginia has now won two consecutive games after losing six straight games. The Cavaliers scored 21 points in the first quarter, which is the most given up by Miami this season. QB Rocco started for the first time since the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs game. Rocco had a career-high four touchdown passes and completed 18 consecutive pass attempts. Wide receiver McGee matched a career high with four receptions and one touchdown catch.
The Tar Heels are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Virginia. The Cavaliers are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Oddsmakers consider Virginia did a great job offensively against an inconsistent and inexperienced Hurricanes team, and the Tar Heels defense is better if they come ready to play.