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Pelc Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week

A nice surprise considering the questions about the OL. Yes, "it was only The Citadel" disclaimers apply but it still good to step off in the right direction.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN – Alan Pelc, North Carolina, G, Jr., 6-6, 325, Houston, Texas (Pearland)
North Carolina junior offensive guard Alan Pelc graded out at 90 percent and had seven knockdown blocks in No. 21 North Carolina’s 40-6 win over The Citadel. Pelc anchored an offensive line that led the Tar Heels to 261 rushing yards, the first time they have broken the 200-yard mark since 2006 and the most since a 285-yard outburst against Duke in 2004. UNC had three players rush for at least 40 yards (Shaun Draughn 118, Ryan Houston 45, Jamal Womble 41) on the ground behind the Pelc-led offensive line.

The play of the offensive line is pivotal in keeping the running game going and T.J. Yates healthy. Speaking of the OL, Jonathan Cooper is being listed as day-to-day following an ankle sprain. The UNC coaches are high on Cooper and getting him back is a must.