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February 26, 2013

Tar Heels 2013 Opponents Overview

North Carolina is coming off an 8-4 season but was unable to compete in the ACC championship game and in a bowl game of course due to being ineligible.

Now the Tar Heels look to put that in the past and move forward, trying to claim another Coastal Division title in 2013 and a shot at UNC's first ACC title in more than thirty years.

With the scheduled being announced, there will be some familiar foes on UNC's slate from a year ago, but with the recent expansion in the league there will be a few new teams that will look to make a splash in the ACC, and Carolina draws one of them with a date against Pittsburgh at Heinz Field November 12.

Coach Larry Fedora will be returning a total of 13 starters with six on offense and seven on defense.

North Carolina opens Spring Football Practice March 6, with the Spring Game set for April 13 at 3:00pm.

Take a closer look at who North Carolina will play, when and where the game will be held, and some facts about what the team will be returning in 2013.


2013 UNC OPPONENT OVERVIEW


South Carolina (Columbia, S.C. (ESPN))- Thursday Aug. 29

2012 Record: 11-2 (def. #18 Michigan in Outback Bowl)

Returning Starters: 12 (7 offense/ 5 defense)

Key wins last year: #5 Georgia (35-7), #11 Clemson (27-7), #18 Michigan (33-28)


Middle Tennessee State (Chapel Hill, N.C) - Saturday Sept. 7

2012 Record: 8-4

Returning Starters: 17 (8 offense/ 9 defense)

Key wins last year: Georgia Tech (49-28)


Georgia Tech (Atlanta, Ga.) - Saturday Sept. 21

2012 Record: 7-7 (defeated USC 21-7 in Hyundai Bowl)

Returning Starters: 16 (8 offense/ 8 defense)

Key wins last year: North Carolina (68-50), South California (21-7)


East Carolina (Chapel Hill, N.C.) - Saturday Sept. 28

2012 Record: 8-5 (lost to LA-Lafayette 43-34 in New Orleans Bowl)

Returning Starters: 15 (7 Offense/ 8 Defense)

Key wins last year: None


Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Va.) -- Saturday Oct. 5

2012 Record: 7-6 (defeated Rutgers 13-10 in Russell Athletic Bowl)

Returning Starters: 13 (4 offense/ 9 defense)

Key wins last year: Georgia Tech (20-17 OT), Rutgers (13-10)


Miami (Chapel Hill, N.C. (ESPN)) - Thursday Oct. 17

2012 Record: 7-5

Returning Starters: 19 (10 offense/ 9 defense)

Key wins last year: Georgia Tech (42-36), Virginia Tech (30-12), N.C. State (44-37)


Boston College (Chapel Hill, N.C.) -- Saturday Oct. 26

2012 Record: 2-10

Returning Starters: 14 (7 offense/ 7 defense)

Key wins last year: Maryland (20-17)


NC State (Raleigh, N.C.) -- Saturday Nov. 2

2012 Record: 7-6 (lost to Vanderbilt 38-24 in Music City Bowl)

Returning Starters: 11 (5 offense/ 6 defense)

Key wins last year: #3 Florida State (17-16)


Virginia (Chapel Hill, N.C.) - Saturday Nov. 9

2012 Record: 4-8

Returning Starters: 14 (7 offense/ 7 defense)

Key wins last year: Penn St (17-16), N.C. State (33-6), Miami (41-40)


Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - Saturday Nov. 16

2012 Record: 6-7 (lost to Ole Miss 38-17 in BBVA Bowl)

Returning Starters: 14 (5 offense/ 9 defense)

Key wins last year: #13 Virginia Tech (35-17), #18 Rutgers (27-6)


Old Dominion (Chapel Hill, N.C.) - Saturday Nov. 23

2012 Record: 11-2 (lost to Georgia Southern in NCAA Division I Championship 49-35)

Returning Starters: 15 (9 offense/ 6 defense)

Key wins last year: Richmond (45-37), New Hampshire (64-61)


Duke (Chapel Hill, N.C.) - Saturday Nov. 30

2012 Record: 6-7 (lost to Cincinnati 48-34 in Belk Bowl)

Returning Starters: 14 (7 offense/ 7 defense)

Key wins last year: North Carolina (33-30)



 

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