Va. Tech - UNC Capsule

Game Day - "WHITE OUT"
Line: North
Carolina by 4
Date: Saturday,
October 6, 2012
Time: 12:30
Location: Chapel
Hill, N.C. - Kenan
Stadium (63,000)
Network (Watch
Online | TV
Announcers: Steve
Martin (play-by-play), Dave Archer (color analyst) & Scott Pryzwansky (sideline)
Radio: Tar
Heel Sports Network; SiriusXM (Sirius
136, XM 193)
Announcers: Jones
Angell (play-by-play), Rick Steinbacher (color analyst) & Lee Pace (sideline)
Weather: Chapel
Hill Forecast
Virginia Tech At A Glance
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Nickname: Hokies
Colors: Chicago Maroon & Burnt
Conference: ACC
Stadium: Lane Stadium (66,233)
Surface: Natural Grass
2011 Record: 11-3 (7-1)
2012 Record: 3-2 (1-0)
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Last Game
Virginia Tech: University of Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux
connected with Damon Julian on a 39-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds
remaining as the Bearcats drove 85 yards to grab a 27-24 victory over Virginia
Tech at FedExField. Cincinnati's stunning drive came on the heels of a 56-yard
scoring. pass from Tech's
Thomas to
Fuller that had given the Hokies a 24-20 lead with 1:49 showing on the
North Carolina: Carolina is coming off a record-setting 66-0 victory over
Idaho. It is the most points the Tar Heels have scored in 122 seasons of
football and marked the second time this year UNC has topped 60 points.
Renner was 14 of 19 for 231 yards and three touchdowns in just one half of
action. Tailback
Bernard scored on both of his two carries - a 2-yard run in the first
quarter and a 68-yard run in the second quarter. The Tar Heels forced five
turnovers, including four interceptions, and held the Vandals to just 189 yards.
Carolina has given up just six points at home this season - a pair of field
goals to ECU.
Virginia Tech-North Carolina Series
This is Carolina and Virginia Tech's 35th overall meeting, and the 11th in
Chapel Hill. Virginia Tech leads the overall series, 18-9-6. Carolina's 20-17
win in 2009 in Blacksburg was vacated due to NCAA penalty. That was Carolina's
only win since Virginia Tech joined the ACC in 2004. Five of the six ties were
scoreless. The last tie was a 14-14 score in 1946.
Virginia Tech leads the series 5-3-2 in games in Chapel Hill. Carolina's last
victory in Chapel Hill was 1938. The Tar Heels are 0-4 against Virginia Tech in
Chapel Hill since the Hokies joined the league in 2004.
Three of the last four meetings have been decided by a field goal. Four of the
last five have been decided by a touchdown or less. Last year's game was a 24-21
Virginia Tech victory in Blacksburg.
Top 25 Rankings
Virginia Tech: AP: NR USA
Today: NR
North Carolina: AP: NR USA
Today: NR
Virginia Tech: Frank
Beamer (212-100-2 at VT;
254-123-4 Overall)
North Carolina: Larry
Fedora (3-2 at UNC; 37-21
Virginia Tech-North Carolina Notes
VT: Since joining the league in 2004, Tech is a perfect 13-0 in ACC games
played in the state of North Carolina (3-0 at Wake Forest; 2-0 at NC State; 4-0
at Duke; 4-0 at the University of North Carolina). The Hokies are 14-1 if you
count the two ACC Championship Games played in Charlotte (win over FSU, loss to
Clemson), even though they don't go down as a league contests.
VT: Virginia Tech is an impressive 54-11 in ACC games (27-5 in ACC road
games) since joining the league in 2004.
VT: Tech has won 23 straight road conference openers, as Saturday's game
at UNC will be. The last time the Hokies lost a road conference opener was in
1962, a 3-0 defeat at William & Mary when the Hokies were in the Southern
Conference. Tech won its league road opener in 1963 and '64 before going
independent from 1965-1990. Tech won all 13 BIG EAST road openers (1991-2003)
and have won all eight ACC road openers.
VT: Linebacker
Tyler's 10.6 tackles per game ties him for 14th in the nation in tackles.
VT: The Hokies have held opponents to eight touchdowns on 17 trips inside
the red zone (47%).
VT: During its last three games with UNC, Tech's three rushing touchdowns
have all been scored by quarterbacks - two by Tyrod Taylor and
one by
Logan Thomas.
UNC: Carolina fans are encouraged to wear white to help
"White Out" Kenan Stadium. As part of
the promotion, Carolina will wear a white helmet with white jerseys and pants.
It is the first time Carolina has worn white helmets since the 1960s. The Tar
Heels typically wear white jerseys in road games. This is the second straight
week the Tar Heels have adoned a special helmet. Last week, Carolina wore a
special American Flag NC logo on its helmet for Military Appreciation Day
against Idaho.
UNC: Seven scholarship Tar Heels are from Virginia, including sophomore
offensive tackle
Appel (Vienna), sophomore center
Bodine (Scottsville), junior linebacker
Campbell (Chesapeake), sophomore linebacker
Hughes (Virginia Beach), junior quarterback
Renner (West Springfield), sophomore cornerback
Scott (Fredericksburg) and redshirt freshman offensive guard
Turner (Harrisonburg).
UNC: Many of Carolina's greatest football players have hailed from the
state of Virginia. A short list includes NFL Hall of Fame linebacker
Lawrence Taylor (Williamsburg), two-time ACC Player of the Year
Mike Voight (Chesapeake), two-time All-America William Fuller
(Chesapeake), bruising halfback Ken Willard (Richmond),
All-America offensive guard Ron Rusnak (Prince George),
recordsetting wide receiver Corey Holliday (Richmond),
linebacker Dwight Hollier (Hampton), four-time 1,000-yard back
Amos Lawrence (Norfolk), three-time first-team All-America
cornerback Dre' Bly (Chesapeake) and record-setting quarterback
Ronald Curry (Hampton).
UNC: Carolina has won three games by a combined total of 149 points. The
two losses were decided by just six points. UNC's average margin of victory in
its three wins is 49.7 and the average margin of defeat in two games is 3.0.
UNC:  In the second half, Carolina is outscoring its opponents
99-10, including a 66-0 mark in the third quarter. The only second half points
allowed were a TD at Wake Forest and a FG at Louisville.
UNC:  UNC opponents have been held without a touchdown for 10 consecutive
quarters. The last team to reach the end zone against the Tar Heels was
Louisville in the second quarter. No team has scored a touchdown against UNC at
Kenan Stadium this season.
Team notes courtesy of the ACC, Virginia Tech and UNC Athletic Communications