Today the North Carolina Tar Heels are set to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in Kenan Stadium. Both teams are coming off of decisive wins against Duke and Syracuse respectively, and while Wake has one more in-state ACC opponent left, the Heels will finally be done with said gauntlet following this game. This is also the last rivalry game for UNC after taking on NC State, Virginia, Duke, and the Deacons all in a row. Quite the gauntlet, yes, but if they can win this game, they will walk away with a 3-1 record against these opponents. Is that good? I think that’s good.
One unfortunate factor in this game is we will not get to enjoy the brother vs. brother dynamic that we enjoyed last year. Wake Forests’ Sage Surratt opted out of the season, so Chazz Surratt will have to settle on getting revenge on the rest of Sage’s teammates. The big question is which defense will show up in today’s game? The one that made Duke’s offense look helpless, or the one that could’ve buy a stop against Virginia? We will find out soon enough.
As always, we’ll be back after the game with a complete roundup of the happenings. Until then...