ACC media voters chose North Carolina to win the Coastal Division in the preseason. The team chosen to finish second? Miami. This weekend’s game at Kenan Stadium between the Tar Heels and the Hurricanes was supposed to decide the division favorite. The winner would have a hike inside Charlotte and the league championship game on December 4.
Instead, those ACC title aspirations for Carolina (3-3, 2-3 ACC) fizzled out. No team since the expanded 14-team conference has won the Coastal with three losses. (In 2012, when the league still had 12 teams, Carolina, Georgia Tech and Miami finished tied at three for first place and each had 5-3 records in the league.)
The Canes (2-3, 0-1) enter Kenan Stadium after learning this week that starting quarterback D’Eriq King will undergo shoulder surgery at the end of the season. First-year quarterback Tyler Van Dyke, who started two games including his loss to Virginia, will make his first career road start against the Heels.
Saturday’s UNC-Miami game will air on the ACC Network.
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Additionally, you can follow the game by following News & Observer reporter CL Brown (@clbrownhoops) on Twitter. He will be at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill to cover the game.
Game day details: when does the UNC-Miami game start?
Teams: Miami Hurricanes at UNC Tar Heels
Or: Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill
Dated: Saturday October 16
Time: 3:30 p.m.
TV: ACC Network
Line of bets: UNC is a seven point favorite.
Series history: Series tied 11-11.
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