Mack Brown coached just one season for Appalachian State, and that 1983 season was a good one for their Southern Conference rivals Western Carolina.
That year, the Catamounts were undefeated in conference play. WCU’s regular season was capped with a 41-15 victory over Brown’s Mountaineers.
Western had quite the run that season in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs, finishing as the national runner-up after a championship game defeat versus Southern Illinois.
Finally, after 37 years, Brown will have a chance to avenge that loss to WCU.
Here are a few more notes about today’s game:
- Despite WCU competing on the gridiron since 1931, this will be just the third matchup between these North Carolina teams.
- Carolina won the first two games in the series in 2017 and 2018 by a combined score of 114-36
- This will be the last game for Western in 2020. The Southern Conference will play league games in the spring.
It is Senior Day in Chapel Hill, so the North Carolina Tar Heels will be looking to send the seniors off in style for the last game of the season in Kenan:
- Time: Noon ET
- Location: Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC
- TV: ACC Network with Wes Durham, play-by-play; Roddy Jones, analyst; Lericia Harris, sideline.
- Radio: Tar Heel Sports Network (list of affiliates) with Jones Angell, play-by-play and Lee Pace, analyst. Satellite Radio broadcast on Sirius (138), 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 -49.5