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UNC vs. ECU - Player of the Game: Freeman Jones

Surprisingly, there is indeed a Tar Heel that’s been a stud so far this year.

NCAA Football: North Carolina at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Hello everyone. How are you doing? I hope this morning has suited you well, and that you were able to drown away yesterday’s game in whatever substance you deemed appropriate. I personally drowned away my sorrows in queso and tears, and I won’t lie to you, it wasn’t as bad as Nathan Elliott throwing into double/triple coverage all day yesterday. Don’t knock it until you try it.

So, I was tasked with coming up with the player of the game, and I can honestly say it was one of the harder tasks that I’ve ever had assigned to me. Overall, UNC looked bad. Really bad. If there are any brownie points to give out, they go to the special teams, offensive line, and Antonio Williams, who prior to getting kicked out of the game for targeting looked every bit like an Ohio State product in a Carolina blue uniform. If you really want me to be kind, the receivers didn’t not do their job, they just didn’t have the best opportunities to make as many plays as they could’ve. Aside from these semi-positive things, everyone was pretty awful except this week’s player of the game: Freeman Jones.

Freeman Jones has been perfect for UNC this season, in the most literal sense possible. He has made 4 of 4 field goals for the season, all of which were from 40+ yards away. Today against ECU, he made 3 of 3 with his longest being a 49-yard kick at the 2:59 mark in the 2nd quarter. Needless to say, Jones is the reason that UNC was able to stay in the game as long as they did, while the rest of the team appeared to have forgotten how to play football during the 1 hour and 45 minute trip to Greenville.

If there is no other positive to take away from this season so far, please cherish and appreciate the work that Freeman Jones is doing. His accuracy has been incredible so far, and he just might be the deciding factor between a win and a loss at some point this year. Of course, that is only if the rest of the team can put together four quarters of quality football. I personally feel like I may need a lot more queso.