The North Carolina Tar Heels are back in Kenan Memorial Stadium after a two-game road trip, and will face its oldest foe.
The first intercollegiate football game played in the state of North Carolina was between the Tar Heels and the Old Gold and Black in 1888, resulting with a 6-4 win by Wake Forest College. That win in Raleigh at the State Fairgrounds capped off WF’s undefeated 1888 year. They finished the season 1-0.
With the exception of 1943, UNC and WF met every year between 1919 and 2004. In the 16 years after the ACC expanded, the teams have only played six times, including a “nonconference” game last year.
Carolina leads the all-time series 69-36-2, with UNC head coach Mack Brown holding a 8-3 record against Wake Forest. The Deacs are on a one-game winning streak against the Heels, and have won four of six since league expansion.
The Tar Heels will sport some beauties on the field today. These throwback uniforms will take you back to the successful heights of the first Brown era:
- Time: Noon ET
- Location: Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC
- TV: ACC Network with Dave O’Brien, play-by-play; Tim Hasselbeck, analyst; Katie George, sideline.
- Radio: Tar Heel Sports Network (list of affiliates) with Jones Angell, play-by-play and Lee Pace, analyst. Satellite Radio broadcast on Sirius 133, XM 193, or Internet 955.
- Streaming: The ACC Network broadcast is available on ESPN.com. The THSN radio broadcast is available on GoHeels.com and TuneIn.
- Line: UNC -13.5