North Carolina Tar Heels College Football Betting
Upset losses to Florida State and Virginia earlier in the season will haunt the North Carolina Tar Heels. They have a chance to make up for those setbacks by beating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Friday. The Heels still have an outside chance of reaching the ACC Championship game, but that starts with a win over the unbeaten Irish. The good news is that the Heels are home, where they are 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS. UNC exploded for more than 50 points winning the last two games and boasts one of the top offenses in the country. The Heels will be tested by a staunch Notre Dame defense, but the opposite is also true. Notre Dame opened as a 4-point favorite for this showdown.
North Carolina Tar Heels Weekly Odds
North Carolina Tar Heels +3.5
Notre Dame Fighting Irish -3.5
North Carolina Tar Heels Weekly Matchup
COVID altered the schedule once again with the Heels matchup against Miami moved to Dec. 12, a week later than originally scheduled. That game means nothing, though, if they don’t get past the Irish. So instead of playing two important games on back-to-back weekends, UNC will instead have a contest with Western Carolina in between. Coming off two straight wins where they scored more than 50 points in each, the Heels are a dangerous team if the defense plays along. They are 6-2 SU and 4-4 ATS overall while cashing the OVER in their last four.
Both teams had a bye last week giving them additional time to prepare for this important game.
Hopefully the Heels defense got some work in. The group hasn’t been very good, but they don’t need to be with an offense that puts up video game numbers. A few extra stops could be the difference and the Irish are a much tougher opponent. Notre Dame has won 13 straight games and is 8-0 for the fourth time since 2002. The contest is scheduled to air on ABC Friday, November 27 at 3:30 p.m. ET from Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill.
Following their win over Clemson the Irish were primed for a letdown against BC. That didn’t happen. Instead they won again 45-31 behind a resurgent offense that’s averaged 42 points in the last four games. And speaking of offense, UNC has one of the most explosive teams in college football. The Heels scored five straight touchdowns overcoming a 21-point deficit to beat Wake Forest 59-53 last time out, topping the half century mark for a second straight game and for the third time this season.
Playing this game on their turf has a lot of people at UNC excited. The Heels have yet to lose a home game this season going 4-0 while averaging 48.5 points. That’s more than five points higher than their season average that has them ranked 10th nationally in scoring. The group is balanced with a devastating ground game behind Javonte Williams and Michael Carter, who each have over 800 yards rushing with a combined 19 touchdowns. Not to be outdone Sam Howell set program records last outing with 550 passing yards and six touchdowns. The Heels are fourth nationally averaging 563.4 yards per game.
It comes down to defense, though. The Heels will have to be much better up front pressuring Ian Book while trying to contain Notre Dame’s ground game that averages 233.5 rushing yards per game.
North Carolina Tar Heels Weekly Recap
You can start listing the accomplishments for North Carolina in their wild comeback. The Heels racked up a school record 742 yards overcoming the largest deficit in a home game to beat Wake Forest 59-53. Howell set individual records for passing yards and passing touchdowns extending UNC’s winning streak to two scoring half a hundred each time. With such an explosive offense you can’t count the Heels out of any game.
After nearly pulling out wins after falling behind Florida State and Virginia, the Heels completed the comeback scoring 35 unanswered points across the third and fourth quarters. Howell’s 44-yard touchdown pass to Dazz Newsome early in the second quarter put the Heels up 24-21. Wake then rattled off 24 straight points taking a 45-24 lead on Sam Hartman’s third scoring pass midway through the third.
Howell evened the score with a trio of scoring passes then broke the tie on a 20-yard scamper shedding tacklers along the way. Howell finished 32 of 45 for 550 yards with six touchdown passes. Newsome and Dyami Brown combined for 18 catches and 352 yards with each hauling in a pair of scores. Wake got the backdoor cover on Hartman’s touchdown pass with less than a minute to play. UNC recovered the onside kick to run out the clock and seal the victory.
2020 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule
||@ Boston College
||vs Virginia Tech
||@ Florida State
||vs N.C. State
||vs Wake Forest
||vs Notre Dame
||vs. Western Carolina
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